John Muir


[Charlotte H.] Kellogg


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Surely nothing in the golden coronation glory over the sea could surpass it in uncontrolable fraternal alma mater gladness and loyalty.The next memorable morning we donned our academic robes and marched to the great hall where the degrees were conferred. I had perhaps the best seat on the platform, and when my name was called, I arose with a grand air befitting the occasion shook my academic plumes into finest fluting folds & stepped forward in awful majesty and stood rigid serene and solemn as an ancient Sequoia while the orator poured praise on the honored wanderer's head.And I think I had better leave the wanderer in this heroic attitude.With love to you friends three I am ever faithfully affectionatelyJohn Muir[in margin: Address 850 Madison AvenueNew York City]N. Y.June 27 1911 -My dear dear Mrs Kellogg.In re re reading your charming letter of May 25th telling in such sprightly witty triumphant style your happy mothery housekeeping I always feel that you are working too hard. I know that mother-love radium can work miracles just as Nature love radium of the Scotch Kind lifts mountaineers bodies with only crumbs of bread to the highest summits as if they were light as thistledown.But somehow I always feel that those I love most should have good rest and good substantial meaty nourishment and avoid


New York

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1911 Jun 27


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