Ellie Mosgrove


Ellie Mosgrove


John Muir


[1][letterhead]Dear Mr. Muir,Are we not true to our teaching and our love for the pines and running waters.Helen, Marian and I are here together and are having a beautiful time. Do you know that granite when I walk or stand on it thrills me. Its solidity, color and vastness.05112

[2]We were two weeks on the large Lake but had to come up to our old love the Glen. The flowers are beautiful. The larkspurs are very tall and the castillegas flaming.Do you remember a Mr. Stewart of Vesalia President of the Mt. Whitney Club. He is here and remembered all of us very well.We had a flower show that was very beautiful. One young boy brought in 92 varieties. We had baskets of tiger lilies,

[3][letterhead]heather, beautiful ferns and berries.We expect to stay here another week and then we will see you as I intend staying around the Bay for a few weeks before going South.I was so sorry you missed Marian. They left San Francisco very suddenly and then the Doctor ordered her to the05112

[4]Mountains.Helen had to leave us yesterday to meet Austin for a fishing jaunt on the Truckee.It is terribly cold. We expect snow but I love the exhileration of it.Good-bye for a while,Sincerely yoursEllie MosgroveSept. 31st


Lake Tahoe, Calif

Circa Date

[1911] Sep 31


Original letter dimensions: 14 x 21.5 cm.

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File Identifier

Reel 20, Image 0657

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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