Ellie Mosgrove


Ellie Mosgrove


John Muir



Yosemite Valley, Cal. June 18, 1906

My dear Mr. Muir:-

This will surprise you but also explain our not going to see you again in Berkeley. We started for the valley in a few hours notice and are to be here three weeks have been here almost a week now.
It is all as you have expressed it and so much wonder confined in a few miles is "[illegible] od". One of these water-falls and one cliff would be enough but it is as [nature?] usually does things [most lavishly done?].
The water is very high the whole valley has been flooded. Many of the trails we have not been able to take but we have gone to Glacier Point and yesterday went to see the rainbow at Bridal Veil Falls. The memory of that is a pot of gold.
This is all and old old story to you and



I wonder it is not to me.
Please give my congratulations and good wishes to your daughter Wanda. I hope Helen is with you and feeling very well.
Marian joins me in sending you love and thanks for all you have taught us. You opened our eyes to it all.

Sincerely yours,

Ellie Mosgrove.



Yosemite Valley, Calif.

Date Original

1906 Jun 18


Original letter dimensions: 28 x 21.5 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 16, Image 0301

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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