Ellie Mosgrove


Ellie Mosgrove


John Muir



she came back.
Lots of snow I suppose. When I think of those beautiful flowery meadows fringed with trees I can hardly stand this dry place. We should not complain, at

[1] 1908



Dear Mr. Muir

Why couldn't we have seen in Yosemite his year or you in it last but luck plays us mean tricks, In spite of it, I am so glad



Helen had that opportunity. She wrote a most enthusiastic letter the day before you started for the Meadows.
Marian is doing famously but can not leave her doctor in San Francisco for


a week or so. She would love to see you if you happened to be in San Francisco and wanted to take a long car ride. They are at 3633 Jackson Street. Marian has seen Helen since


good to take the trouble to write and it is much appreciated by your friend

Ellie Mosgrove



[present?], the days are actually foggy.
Prof. Brewer of Yale, was here once or twice and talked a great deal about the early days in the Sierras. He is a very interesting man.



He was very amusing about Clarence King's [illegible]ing. He is on his way to San Francisco and you will probably see him there.
What has happened to Mr. Keith? I read in the paper a


short article of condolence for some accident that may prove fatal but would very much like to know what did occur.
It is very nice and pleasant to hear from you and you are very


Los Angeles


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


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