Mary Frances Kellogg


John Muir


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[2]delightful. I had not the faintest hint of discomfort. And my time was most ideally spent in rereading "My First Summer in the Sierra" and "The Yosemite." How can I thank you for the gift? You have been so good to me. I was glad to find that, much as I had enjoyed my first reading of those books, this time I really seemed to have a deeper insight into the beauty of mountains and flowers and trees, as I read the descriptions again.[3]It was well I did not stay longer, for there was a school notice in my mail to the effect that the High School teachers were requested to be at school as much as possible this week. So I went down the morning after our arrival.I have not yet heard from "Paul Elder & Co."Before the book was finished, I longed to ask you to write a little message for a foreword, but I could not ask you without knowing more of the worth of my work. After it was actually judged worthy of con-


Altadena, Calif.

Date Original

1912 Sep 21


Original letter dimensions: 16.5 x 26.5 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 20, Image 1321

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Page 2


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