John Muir


John Muir


Kellogg [family]


Martinez, Dec. 27, 1913

Dear Kelloggs Three

Many thanks for your kind hearted greetings. Tell darling Jean the kiss she sent came very fast to me over the hills for kisses have wings and fly far and never die and the make old folk young again.
As to the loss of the Sierra park valley it's hard to bear. The destruction of the charming groves & gardens the finest in all California goes to my heart. But in spite of Satan & Co. some sort of compensation must surely come out of even this dark damn-dam-damnation The post order is for a doll or any thing for Darling Jean. Love to you Heaven's best luck

Ever Faithfully Your friend

John Muir


Martinez [Calif.]

Date Original

1913 Dec 27


Original letter dimensions unknown.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 21, Image 1094

Collection Identifier

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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