Mary Frances Kellogg
R.F.D. 289C, Pasadena,Dec. 23rd, 1911.Dear Mr. Muir:With this holiday greeting, I should like to explain to you what I afterward felt was an ungracious acknowledgment of your suggestion that I be one of several Sierra Club members to accompany your party to South America. That such a trip with you would have been the rarest treat of my life, I perhaps too readily assumed that you would understand. My unresponsive attitude was due to the fact that the trip was absolutely out of my reach because of financial inability. A silly pride instinctively prevented my telling you so at the time-- But courtesy and appreciation demanded a frankness, which, though so late, I am now sending you.I will send this to Martinez, though not sure you are yet back from your trip. In gratitude for your kindness.
1911 Dec 23
Original letter dimensions: 19 x 29.5 cm.
Kellogg, Mary Frances, "Letter from Mary Frances Kellogg to John Muir, 1911 Dec 23." (1911). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 6203.
Reel 20, Image 0747
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