Ellie Mosgrove


Ellie Mosgrove


John Muir



must have. We are trying to find some place for her with one or two congenial souls where she will be contented and get well. I am sure your girls would like her and she them. As you are so very busy perhaps Wanda or Helen would write me


January 31st.

My dear Mr. Muir:

Marian has just written me of her visit with you and said she wished I had been there and I must say she faintly wishes when compared to mine.
I have thought so often of you in your sorrow and



anxiety and wish in some small way I might lighten it. If I could do anything for you and your girls I should love to do it.
I think the Kaweah days were the very happiest days of my life full of the joy of living and being.


The glory of it all often goes through me like a great wave and I live through it again and again.
We have a very great friend, a most charming girl. She has taught in the schools for some years has lost her health and

Kaweah Pilgrims

Ellie Mosgrove


about the place they are in. She must sleep in a tent and live the life Helen lives.
It seems awful at times to think we are not given the strength to do our part.
It may seem too far to send her but we are



anxious to have as many things to choose from as possible.
Please give the girls my love and do try and stop off here on your way back to Arizona.

Sincerely yours

Ellie Mosgrove


[place unknown]

Circa Date

[1906] Jan 31


Original letter dimensions: 16 x 25.5 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 16, Image 0075

Collection Identifier

Online finding aid for the microform version of the John Muir Correspondence

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Environmentalist, naturalist, travel, conservation, national parks, John Muir, Yosemite, California, history, correspondence, letters



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