London, Aug. 8, 1893.
[To Wm. Keith]
Wandering Willie, where in all this confused world of streets, cars, hotel, stations, etc., are you? I got to Liverpool July 1st by the Etruria, and feeling sure you were off to Spain gave up all hope in my infantile loneliness of finding [you]. Most of the time since then I couldn't even find myself, and yet on the whole I've had a sort of good time. I went to Edinburgh and there David Douglas, a publisher to whom I had a letter, took pity on me and looked after me. Then I sent to Dunbar and found a cousin of the old home and the school where I was thrashed. Thence back to Edinburgh, thence to Dumfries, thence to Stirling and through the Trossachs to Oban, to Leith, and thence to Norway. Had a glorious glacial and other times there. Thence back to Edinburgh and thence to Windermere, Grassmere, etc., a charming region - to Londonf-arrived here yesterday. Tomorrow I start for Switzerland. Then perhaps a little more of the north of Scotland and home. I heard from home to-day. All well. Expect to get back to Edinburgh by the end of this month, perhaps, and home by the end of October.
I hope you and Mrs. K. had a good time, but your Scotch or Swedenborgian conscience must have been sore at times. My address till the end of this month is London, Paris, and American Bank Limited. Later it will be David Douglas, 10 Oastlu Street, Edinburgh.
Hoping to meet in S. F., I am,
1893 Aug 8
Original letter dimensions: 33 x 21.5 cm.
Muir, John, "Letter from John Muir to [William Keith], 1893 Aug 8." (1893). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 968.
Reel 07, Image 1246
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