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[woodcut of John Muir] John Muir Writings

Travels in Alaska

by John Muir (1915)


Contents

  Preface  
 
Part I. The Trip of 1879
 
 
I. Puget Sound and British Columbia 3
II. Alexander Archipelaco and the Home I found in Alaska 13
III. Wrangell Island and Alaska Summers 25
IV. The Stickeen River 44
V. A Cruise in the Cassiar 56
VI. The Cassiar Trail 76
VII. Glenora Peak 87
VIII. Exploration of the Stickeen Glaciers 97
IX. A Canoe Voyage to Northward 114
X. The Discovery of Glacier Bay 140
XI. The Country of the Chilcats 161
XII. The Return to Fort Wrangell 178
XIII. Alaska Indians 197
 
 
Part II. The Trip of 1880
 
 
XIV. Sum Dum Bay 207
XV. From Taku River to Taylor Bay 234
XVI. Glacier Bay 258
 
 
Part III. The Trip of 1890
 
 
XVII. In Camp at Glacier Bay 273
XVIII. My Sled-Trip on the Muir Glacier 294
XIX. Auroras 312
 
  Index 319
  Glossary of Words in the Chinook Jargon 329


Illustrations

Alpenglow on Summit of Mt. Muir, Harrison Fiord, Prince William Sound Frontispiece
Hanging Valley and Waterfall, Fraser Ranch 14
Lowe Inlet, British Columbia 18
Indian Canoes 30
Alaskan Hemlocks and Spruces, Sitka 62
Old Chief and Totem Pole, Wrangell 72
Admiralty Island 128
The Muir Glacier in the Seventies, showing Ice Cliffs and Stranded Icebergs
     From a photograph owned by Mr. Muir
158
Stranded Icebergs, Taku Glacier 182
Vegetation at High-Tide Line, Sitka Harbor 212
Ruins of Buried Forest, East Side of Muir Glacier
     From a photograph owned by Mr. Muir
292
Floating Iceberg, Taku Inlet 312
[ “Voyages of Muir and Young, 1879-1880 in Southeastern Alaska,” map from Alaska Days with John Muir (New York: Fleming H. Revell Co., 1915)]  

Except as otherwise indicated the illustrations are from photographs by Herbert W. Gleason.

The colored half-tone which appears on the cover is from a painting of the Muir Glacier by Thomas Hill, owned by Mr. Muir.


Travels in Alaska

by

John Muir

with illustrations

Boston and New York
Houghton Mifflin Company
The Riverside Press Cambridge
1915


[A painting of the Muir Glacier by Thomas Hill, owned by Mr. Muir.]
[A painting of the Muir Glacier by Thomas Hill, owned by Mr. Muir.
From the book cover.]


Copyright, 1915, by Houghton Mifflin Company
All Rights Reserved
Published November 1915


Bibliographical Information

Muir, John (1838-1914). Travels in Alaska (Boston, New York, Houghton Mifflin co., 1915). 326 pp., front., plates. 21 cm. Library of Congress Call Number F908.M95. LCCN 15026894.

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