Charlotte [H. Kellogg]


John Muir


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[letterhead]Very dear Traveler,It is about six thirty in God's and your country. Vernon has gone to breakfast (we go singly because of the Blessing) and Jean sleeps her after breakfast nap. I am loving this air and the stars and trees more every hour. We sleep under two little cedars, that is V. & I do. Jean is not yet enough able to control her interest in the chipmunks and birds to be able to go to sleep, so she poor lassie inhabits a tent from 6 till 6. But the flaps are spread.We ought not to be here with a cabin at Carmel, but there there is dust and fog and all V's working material. I could see that it meant no rest the whole summer so put this through, scarcely scorning the tyranny of tears. I suppose in fact I know some cautious ladies thought I ought to stick to the cabin with Jean not yet a year old, but Vernon had been here five years ago and knew there was good milk, and for the rest I felt no alarms. And behold the result she sleeps more. . .laughs more, gets more exercise and joy out of her young days than it would seem possible a real baby could. I bathe her out under a tree, water with just the chill taken off.05141


Lake Tahoe, Calif

Date Original

[ca. 1911]


Original letter dimensions: 28 x 21.5 cm.

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File Identifier

Reel 20, Image 0771

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