Ellie Mosgrove


Ellie Mosgrove


John Muir



empty I wish Helen might be well again and able to go home. Please do not pass through again without seeing me. I live at the school which is about one mile and a half on A[illegible] Street.
If I do not write you again this year I hope next year will be a happy one if not one way or another — someway. Saw Mr. Keith for a minute a week ago.

Affectionately yours

Ellie Mosgrove

[1] 1706


Dear Mr. Muir:-

My [very?] firm [resolve?] [illegible] to write the minute following the making of your inquiry but I have allowed the demands of this school to take the place of all such resolves. Perhaps you have forgotten that a friend and I opened a



[illegible][illegible][illegible][illegible] this Fall.
We have been most successful as schools usually go the first year. We have twenty-five children enrolled. Twelve in the Primary and grammar department and thirteen in mine.
Have I written you since I saw Mr. John Van Dyke. He was very charming he lunched


with us on his way through to his brother's ranch in D[illegible]gett.
Mr. Hooker is home again but Mrs. Hooker still [lingers?] in the East. M[illegible] is at college and [illegible].
Mr. Hooker was in the East for three months and was ill most of the time while there.
I am sorry your house has to be


Los Angeles


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