Mary Frances Kellogg


John Muir



meeting at the John Muir School. There was gloom and grumbling, you may be sure, at the enforced continuing of our week's duties. But when Dr. Scherer began reading to us from your "Boyhood" book, eager and pleased interest took the place of discontent.
School and work about my house and yard so far are pushing my writing and drawing aside, but I am making a strenuous effort to systematize and make some definite time each day for my other work
I hope you are well, and that the Alaska book is coming on



Oct. 19, 1913

My dear Mr. Muir:

I am enclosing a post card photograph of Muir Lodge, in Big Santa Anita Canon [diacritic] near Sierra Madre. We were all sorry that you could not be present, but the fine frame portrait of you adorned the wall.
As you may have known that I was a member of the Cabin Building Committee, you may therefore have wondered at the name of Mr. Geo. Wharton James appearing



as one of the prominent speakers. Had I known of the plan to ask Mr. James to speak, I should certainly have vetoed it, but unfortunately I was east the latter half of the summer, and the program committee had arranged all in my absence, of course. I did not even have the pleasure of voting to name our building "Muir Lodge", for that too was done in my absence.
"John Muir" is a familiar sound in Pasadena, especially


this fall. There is the John Muir School, formerly the High School Building. Then the Hetch-Hetchy is frequently talked of, always of course with the mention of you. (By the way, I did my little best - writing to several Congressmen.) Then the naming of the school and the Sierra Club Lodge for you brings your name even more frequently to our lips. Friday afternoon, Oct. 16, the teachers of Pasadena were summoned to a general teacher's

Miss Kellogg



toward publication. And I do hope the Hetch-Hetchy matter will be decided justly.

Affectionately your friend

Mary Frances Kellogg

Please notice new R.F.D. Box number.



Altadena, Calif.

Date Original

1913 Oct 19


Original letter dimensions: 16.5 x 26.5 cm.

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



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