C[arlotte] H[offman] K[ellogg]


[John Muir]



Wednesday night


Dear friend.

When I sent the ties at Christmas time I had this one to send too, but the clerk had made a mistake in the quality so I did not perpetrate or rather, inflict it on you.
Now I am courageous enough to send it for you to wear among the vines early in the morning! I hope you are strong enough by now to walk among them and that your thoughts, too, are



out the few trees we want to screen us in - Vernon has to go to S.F. this week end for exposition work and the following to Berkeley for a lecture, then on the 26th we start for our Lands of quiet and delight, for the Easter week. We are trying to rent this house for the summer. We shall be in Berkeley where Vernon has (I think unwisely) consented to give a summer-school course, part of the time and the rest at Carmel.
I dont know why I should be boring you with an itinerary, except that I am wondering if you know when the next Sierra club meeting is (Vernon doesn't!) and if you can't plan & come down to us then. I suggest that time only as being perhaps easier for you. We shall be here until the 26th except the Saturdays and Sundays


[in margin: if you could come sooner than the Club date. At any rate send us a card saying how you feel - We think of you so often as you don't know with what affections


Strong-winged. My imageries are mixed, but you wont mind that.
Jean shut the door and ate some candy she had been told not to eat, behind it to-night. She seemed extremely contrite when reasoned with - her about her deception, but just as she was going off to sleep a few minutes ago, I heard her chuckling to herself and saying gleefully "I ate it behind the door!"
What would you do?
She is helping me beat down the adobe these days, We are gradually getting things into shape - that is putting


Stanford Univ., Calif.

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Original letter dimensions: 21.5 x 28 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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