Charlotte H. Kellogg


John Muir


[1]Stanford University21st December 1910Here we are - the babe and me taken for you by Kellogg Pere [diacritic]! And all of us wishing you a Merry Christmas — you dearest friend of us all.We want her to have a little silver plate from you, perfectly plain (I chose it yesterday) from which she is to eat on happiest festival days — birthdays - your birthday04915

[2]and Christmas or as some special reward — As she gets bigger she shall have it on those same days as her bread and butter plate, and then when she is grown she can still use it - and will it to her children!And we want you to write what you would like to have on the plate[3]by way of inscription. I shall have it copied in your own handwriting. Now that isn't a ring, but dont you like the idea? Please say you do and let us have a card with the inscription.I am going up tomorrow to see what can be done for my sister's poor little babe. Which is having a desperate struggle to get any food to nourish it.We have lived over and enjoyed your visit again and again. AffectionatelyCharlotte Kellogg


Stanford University

Date Original

1910 Dec 21


Original letter dimensions: 16 x 26 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 19, Image 1004

Collection Identifier

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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