Mary Frances Kellogg


John Muir


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[2]sent word to my sister-in-law to do the same for hersI greatly appreciate your thoughtfulness.I have been watching for a long time for the book to come out, and in fact, had an order in for one in March, at Williams' Book Nook. I succeeded about a week ago in getting a copy, and started to read it on the way home. The book was half read before bed-time, and would have been entirely finished[3]had not less pleasing occupations demanded my attention. However, the next day saw it finished. It is so fascinating, and some of it so pathetic; and I was laughing or almost crying half of the time.Of course, the copy I had already gotten will go as a gift to some friend, while the more treasured one from you will remain in my possession.I am very sorry to hear that your daughter Helen


Altadena, Calif.

Date Original

1913 Apr 30


Original letter dimensions: 16.5 x 26.5 cm.

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File Identifier

Reel 21, Image 0369

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Page 2


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