Charlotte Kellogg


[John Muir]


[4]on the desert, and is Mr. Funk at work there? And please send me here address, I should like to send her some little doily or something for her house.Does Miss Lunam still live — the cousin at Dunbar?The dear Stickeen story with the inscription I prize more than I can tell you. It came early my first Christmas greeting . Many, many thanks, my dear friend - And again warmest greeting to you[1] Carmel-by-the-sea22 December 1909.Merry Christmas! We are both sending you greeting and wishing very much we might see you this holiday season.We planned to surprise you in the Alhambra valley some Sunday last semester, but with all the getting settled and stupid conventions about making us properly welcomed, we had to give up the little excursions we should have taken had we followed our own pleasure.04656 [2]Wont you come to see us there? There are some pretty hills and the university iself isn't bad to look at.I have enjoyed the few tramps out from the campers, and very much our large garden.But this is really glorious. We have the simplest little cabin and practically live out of doors. And mostly the days are indescribable blue, and the poppies and cyelaven are wild in [3]the fields. We shall be here two weeks longer, and could you come down could make you comfortable, and the place would make you happy.We are following your splendid fight for the Valley and cry you god speed. The pamphlet recently sent out, is the best of any kind I have seen. And so often they fail utterly.We have Helen's announcement cards! I was so surprised and am so eager to hear more. Is she to live[5] [22 Dec 1909and to Helen and Wanda and her bairns.Charlotte KelloggGood wishes and warm admiration for your splendid fight for Hetch-Hetchy Whatever the outcome the fight is worth while —[Sincerely?] [V. L.?] Kellogg04656


Carmel [Calif.]

Date Original

1909 Dec 22


Original letter dimensions: 16.5 x 24.5 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 18, Image 0971

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