1909 - 10Dear Mr. Muir:-I was very sorry not to be able to say good-bye to you last night. Arriving at the house an hour later I was greeted by you in another form — Stickeen and its charming inscription. You were so good to remember me and my appreciation is forever yours as is my sincere affection.04465 Ive a book I had sent to me today I found the following foreword of John Burroughs:-"When we see animals going about, living their lives in many ways as we live ours, [doing?] [illegible]ing, courage fear, joy, anger, grief etc etc. ([drinking milk?]) I say, what more natural than that we should ascribe to them powers akin to our own.and look upon them as [their?] king, reasoning and reflecting."By this he does not mean [instinct?] do you think? He must have changed his attitude with public opinion.Hope you will return soon.Affectionately yours,Ellie Mosgrove.Thursday.
Original letter dimensions: 16.5 x 26 cm.
Mosgrove, Ellie, "Letter from Ellie Mosgrove to John Muir, [ca. 1909 Apr.]." (1909). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 5755.
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