Charlotte & Vernon Kellog
Stanford University9th January 1911You overwhelm us with your beautiful and generous thought of Charlotte-Jean!I have waited till Mr. Kellogg returned (he came back last night from a ten days bacheloring at Carmel) before answering your letter. I felt that I ought to say straight away that you must not do more for the babe, sweet as your impulse to was. But after talking it over we both feel that04936
if you are still of that mind, we should all three be very happy to have you increase your gifts--say to fifty in all--that would mean twenty more, wouldn't it? And that would indeed be a most bounteous starting-off of your newest friend, who is to grow up to love you--part of it is to be put in the bank under your name.As soon as you can, send the little writing so we can have it put on her plate.And as soon as you can come & see her and us again. She is growing apace. and is gurgly and happy these days.I hope all goes well with you, that you will be able to realize your desires for this year.A kiss from Charlotte-Jean and your most grateful and devoted Charlotte and Vernon Kellogg - affectionate greeting.
1911 Jan 9
Original letter dimensions: 16 x 25.5 cm.
Kellog, Charlotte H. and Kellog, Vernon, "Letter from Charlotte & Vernon Kellog to [John Muir], 1911 Jan 9." (1911). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 5988.
Reel 20, Image 0041
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