Mary Frances Kellogg


John Muir



now no more east of us, save for a few scattering almond trees in bloom. A street has been graded through, and five houses started. More are to be begun at once we hear.

Sincerely and affectionately

Your friend

Mary Frances Kellogg



Feb. 18, 1913

Dear Mr. Muir:

The ending of the old term of school, with no vacation between it and the new term, has made time fly for me, and it is hard to believe that more than two weeks have sped by since your letter came



with the fine picture of your beautiful home. Thank you for both_ the letter and the photograph. It is a very wonderful thing to me that John Muir has given me his friendship. It will always be a bright memory for me.
Whatever may prove worth while in my little book, which, alas! moves so slowly, will be due in great measure to the inspiration of your loving


understanding of mountains and flowers.
I did not mean to give you the impression that I had made much progress in revision. My plans are only started, with practically no work done.
I don't like to think of your being there so much alone, and not taking enough thought for your own comfort and health.
The orchard which was, is


Altadena, Calif.

Date Original

1913 Feb 18


Original letter dimensions: 16.5 x 26.5 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 21, Image 0151

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