C[harlotte] H. Kellogg


[John Muir]


[4]the author of the Beloved Vagabond- would be genial and swe[illegible]-spirited - and he had the whimsical, quizzicalness or quizzical whe[illegible]icalness you would expect too.You and he would not agree about the north - He says it is a place for grizzly bears only - there upon I told him that you found great pleasure in sleeping on the ice!Doctor Jordan was here a week or so after his summer [1]Stanford University5th November 1910My very dear friend.She is three months and a half old and so full of sweet wiles and beguilings that you would miss a page or two in your new diary of the Sierras if you were here instead of there.I am glad for many reasons that you are there, though we want so much to see you04895

[2]oftener than our present ways of living allow. Helen wrote me you were with Mr. Hooker and I am hoping that means plenty of time to work without interruption and no return of a cough or bronchitis this [illegible]. Please let us know if all goes well - We are looking eagerly for the new articles in the Atlantic.Do you plan after th[en?] to do something with those fascinating India and other[3]notes?We had an unusually delightful time Saturday morning riding down the valley with William Locke, who may be now in Los Angeles. He came down to take a look at the university and then went in a private train to Los [illegible] escorted by the Kelloggs & the Woodwards, whom you probably dont know! He was not at all the formal, monosyllabic Englishman of tradition - but of course we would be sure

[5]and fall in Europe, where he was presumably attending zoological congresses, [but?] where his interest undoubtedly was in working at the great question of International Peace, arbitration, etc. He is so full of this subject that everything he begins leads him somehow back to it - Now he has gone east again for some scientific meetings- Dont you think it fitting04895

[6]that I should be reading [illegible]'s "Parenthood and Race Culture"? It happens in spite of its title to be a most interesting book. But I dont read much,— there are other things better.When are you coming to see us? And wont you tell us of some place in the mountains - real mountains - and [illegible][7]near enough a train to take the baby there comfortably next summer?I shall [illegible] [thanking?] because I do not know Mrs. Hooker's address - Do let us hear from you soon and see you, if that is possible.Warmest greetings from Mr. Kellogg and Miss Charlotte [illegible] Kellogg (She will be called Jean) you cant but approve of that!C. H. Kellogg.


Stanford University

Date Original

1910 Nov 5


Original letter dimensions: 17.5 x 26 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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