Thank you again and again for the trip and all your kindness to us
Sept. 7, 1902
325 N. Adams St.
My dear Mr. Muir'--
It was with great joy I found your book awaiting me Saturday morning when I arrived home. We are reading it together with so much pleasure and profit and the memory of going through our National Park with you. The inscription was so beautiful and true, for the mountains became the most hospitable home in the world.
I am so glad you remembered my great interest in the desk and clock. It is a wonderful thing and I would like to se the "wheels go round.' Are the back legs [illegible]ooks or carved in imitation? And isnt that a photograph of your sketch? The dear old tea-gounis, I suppose, laid away. I am glad I [illegible] it. I saw Mr. Keith and told him I was homesick to see you, he urged me to go to Martinez but
school opened a week earlier than usual so I could not do it. We are going to see you here, very soon, I hope. Marian and I read aloud the story of Sti[illegible]een. It was in '97 the last bound volume of Century they have. [So?] have it in more form so people can read it - It is a wonderful story, the [illegible] of the dog, as you write it is one of the most touching things I ever read.
1902 Sep 7
Original letter dimensions: 17.5 x 26.5 cm.
Mosgrove, Ellie, "Letter from Ellie Mosgrove to John Muir, 1902 sep 7." (1902). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 4721.
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