Travels in Alaska

dc.contributor.authorMuir, John, 1838-1914.
dc.contributor.editorParsons, Marion Randall, Mrs.
dc.contributor.illustratorGleason, Herbert W.en_US
dc.contributor.illustratorHill, Thomas.en_US
dc.descriptionThe Riverside Press Cambridge.en_US
dc.descriptionThis book is part of the Natural History Collection, a book collection which supports the James Sowell Family Collection in Literature, Community and the Natural World.en_US
dc.description.abstractPrepared for publication by Mrs. Marion Randall Parsons.en_US
dc.description.abstractIllustrations: Alpenglow on summit of Mt. Muir, Harrison Fiord, Prince William Sound -- Hanging Valley and waterfall, Fraser Reach -- Lowe Inlet, British Columbia -- Indian canoes -- Alaskan hemlocks and spruces, Sitka -- Old chief and totem pole, Wrangell -- Admirality Island -- The Muir Glacier in the seventies, showing ice cliffes and stranded icebergs (from a photograph owned by Mr. Muir) -- Stranded icebergs, Taku Glacier -- Vegetation at high-tide line, Stika Harbor -- Ruins of buried forest, east side of Muir Glacier (from a photograph owned by Mr. Muir) -- Floating iceberg, Taku Inlet. Except where 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.en_US
dc.description.tableofcontentsPart I. The Trip of 1879. Puget Sound and British Columbia -- Alexander Archipelago and the home I found in Alaska -- Wrangell Island and Alaska summers -- The Stickeen River -- A cruise in the Cassiar -- The Cassiar Trail -- Glenora Peak -- Exploration of the Stickeen Glaciers -- A canoe voyage to northward -- The discovery of Glacier Bay -- The country of the chilcats -- The return to Fort Wrangell -- Alaska Indians. Part II. The Trip of 1880. Sum Dum Bay -- From Taku River to Taylor Bay -- Glacier Bay -- In camp at Glacier Bay -- My sled-trip on the Muir Glacier -- Auroras -- Index -- Glossary of words in the Chinook jargon.en_US
dc.publisherBoston ; New York : Houghton Mifflinen_US
dc.rightsThe images in this collection are for study purposes, teaching, classroom projection and research only. To use these images in any form, an attribution of "Courtesy of the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library" must accompany the image.e
dc.subject.lcshMuir, John, 1838-1914 -- Travel -- Alaska.en_US
dc.subject.lcshNatural history -- Alaska.en_US
dc.subject.lcshNaturalist -- United States -- Biography.en_US
dc.subject.lcshConservationists -- United States -- Biography.en_US
dc.subject.lcshAlaska -- Description and travel.en_US
dc.titleTravels in Alaskaen_US


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