Mary Frances Kellogg


John Muir



Jan. 25, 1913

Dear Mr. Muir:

Before this I meant to answer your kind and welcome letter wishing me good things for the New year. Surely one of the best things the Year could bring me would be the realization of your thought of building in our neighborhood. We hear that the ten-acre orchard just across from me has been subdivided and plans made for building ten bungalows on it. It seems likely, for


a little shed - either for a makeshift real-estate office or a tool-house - has been built in the corner of the orchard, and surveyors are at work on the streets adjoining the orchard.
We of the Southern Calif. section of the Sierra Club are planning to build a little club. house in the Big Santa Anita Canon [diacritic] close to the falls at its upper end - a very pretty site.
I wonder if your Alaska book is ready for the publishers - or nearly so. I should hardly think it could be yet. Just

the little effort I made gives me an idea of the enormous amount of work involved in getting out a book.
So far I have done only a little planning in the way of getting my booklet in more perfect form, with the idea in mind of sending it to the Century Co.
School work goes as well as usual.
With kind regards to your daughter Mrs. Hanna, I am

Your affectionate friend

Mary Frances Kellogg


Altadena, Calif.

Date Original

1913 Jan 25


Original letter dimensions: 16.5 x 26.5 cm.

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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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