Charlotte [H. Kellogg]


[John Muir]


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[in margin: he is cheered by Huxley's [illegible] trials is building. You remember them.][2]into this week, and which we shall probably inhabit some time late in March! Can you believe it?Vernon has a more determined spirit than I have and can throw off all worry about these lesser things. I almost get swamped in the wretched business. This was a bad morning to write because with the cold and rain everything has quite stopped.But I am Christian enough to be thankful for this rain.[3]What a sad time the poor South has had - all its lovely golden fruit quite killed. Am so glad Helen's land wasn't there, and in oranges.Have you suffered from the cold? Have you had a big fire, as I told you to? Jean and I climb the hill to try to build the house every day, except it rains.I have just read too hurriedly but with great pleasure your article in this month's Atlantic. Your experience in the well almost finished me. How could you go down day after day after day, chipping, and chipping and chipping? I


Palo Alto [Calif.]

Date Original

[1913 ?] Jan 7


Original letter dimensions: 16.5 x 24.5 cm.

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Reel 21, Image 0037

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