Charlotte [Hoffman Kellogg]


John Muir



Wednesday night


Dear Hermit,

When are you coming down? We cant wait much longer!
Plasterers and what not still hover blackly on the horizon, but we are quite enough settled to make you comfortable - now that the Phoebus so brightly shineth -
I should have dared urging you while



to work,and we'll let you alone. We go to Carmel in about three weeks.

Always your devoted

C. H. K.


it was yet cool enough for fires. For tragic as the truth is, and ever will be, we have no fire-place upstairs! You shall find where one can be shot up the side of the house and some day it may grow there with a pine tree in front of it. Jean hungers for a glimpse of her Uncle John, and her parents? Well, you come and see. Bring your stuff along if you have


Stanford Univ., Calif.

Circa Date



Original letter dimensions: 21.5 x 28 cm.

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Reel 21, Image 1150

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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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