Ellie Mosgrove


Ellie Mosgrove


John Muir



to do it alone. It would be a great experience. No packer afoot with a few pack [arrivals?]. This is a day dream. Why do you Miss, Miss us? We are still of the mountains visiting the city. We are looking forward to October and your coming. I hope some day I may know your girls. Marian joins me in great regard.

Sincerely yours

Ellie Mosgrove

Sept. 28, 1902.



My dear Mr. Muir:

I return with many thanks and added interest your account of the clock. The family have laughed over my enthusiasm in regard to the clock and have thought [illegible] [illegible] many of its workings. they are now silenced. We were perfectly delighted to see and have Mr. Gannett



drive with us the other night. How we wished you were with us as we looked over the photo-graphs. You spoil one of Dr. Spencer's best jokes by calling Miss Delany one of the gray Rock Jua[illegible]e. The joke lay in there being but three of us. The guitar is the fourth We had the guitar mended for the trip next year through


the Tuolumne, Mono Lake and all of that district into the Yosemite. We want our own pack and one packer you said you could give us the name of a man outside the valley who would do it. We won't go till the first of July so I hope you can join us. That would be too good to be true. We three girls would like


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Date Original

1902 Sep 28


Original letter dimensions: 17.5 x 26.5 cm.

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Reel 12, Image 0674

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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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