Charlotte [H. Kellogg]


John Muir


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[6]hospitabl, as you know. We should be dining out every night almost, if we were not here for something else.We took our first day away yesterday, when we went to Oxford to visit Professor Poulton, and enjoyed every hour of it. There were four other guests besides us, among them Professor and Mrs. Meldola, then there were people in besides. Vernon enjoyed most the men's dinner at Jesus College With all its old ceremonial and beautiful picture. I was allowed to go along with Professor Poulton and Prof. Meldola and Vernon[7]to the laboratory for an hour when they were looking at hundreds of beautiful African butterflies and seeing the changes mimicry wrought in them.We are to dine next with the Festing Joneses--he is the at present much revived Samuel Butler's Boswwell!--and his sister calls him "Hoppy"!We met Mrs. Pennell the other day and liked her better than almost anybody we had met, etc., etc., etc.But I shall leave other things for another letetr, or until we meet. May that be soon!With this week, half of our London stay will be over. Which doesn't seem believable, it has



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1912 Mar 12


Original letter dimensions: 18 x 22.5 cm.

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