Charlotte [H. Kellogg]


John Muir


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[2]that you are going back to California (this blanket fog this morning is one of them) but wouldn't it have been fine if you could have come this way and we could all have taken a little trip to Scotland together? We should have gone to Dunbar and after that you should have been unquestioned guide.I mean unquestioned as to the places we were to go, but certainly not after we arrived there!Vernon plans to go to Aberdeen to see Professor Arthur Thompson, but I am afraid I can not go along. If I should, I should want so much to run over to Dunbar[3]to carry news of you. But as I say, it is not certain that I can go.Jean, the bonny darling, is getting on very well. She was slow in starting to walk, but now we believe it was her dramatic sense that partly held her back. She saved it till the day we should establish ourselvesin London lodgings, and then while we were sitting perhaps a little dejectedly (it was so cold those first days) in the midst of our luggage, she stood up and faltered toward a chair, her eyes big and excited, and after she achieved it she called out, "Why, Jean!" Wasn't it splendid of her to begin



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1912 Mar 12


Original letter dimensions: 18 x 22.5 cm.

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Reel 20, Image 0833

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