Creator

Charlotte [H. Kellogg]

Recipient

[John Muir]

Transcription

[1]Carmel, New Year's morningDear friend,Your letter came to bless the last day of the year, so many thanks for letting us hear of you and for the little blue paper tucked in for Jean whom you quite overwhelm with your goodness. It shall be divided--part for her little bank account and the other part for something nice).The year went out in a cataclysmic fury. It might05145

[3]may the year bring you rich blessings and may we gather you in through our door before it grows too old.A kiss of thanks from Jean, who has just made one of her breath-taking leaps ahead. She does not grow a day at a time but suddenly months at a time. I explained to her just now that it is the New Year. "And what else?" she said, which I though a fair text for a sermon. Vernon adds his good wishes.Affectionately alwaysCharlotte[2]have been the shattered world that was going--all boundaries blotted out by the whirling pinions of the storm--the sky beaten down to the sea--and the sea hurled back at the sky. I have never seen anything so terrible and so beautiful.And this morning the sun is shining and if it were not for the roar of the sea, we would hardly believe there could have been yesterday.We fear the Stanford house stands over a pool, if it stands still!

Location

Carmel [Calif.]

Source

Original letter dimensions: 16.5 x 26.5 cm.

Resource Identifier

muir20_0777-let.tif

File Identifier

Reel 20, Image 0777

Copyright Statement

Some letters written to John Muir may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

Owning Institution

University of the Pacific Library Holt-Atherton Special Collections. Please contact this institution directly to obtain copies of the images or permission to publish or use them beyond educational purposes.

Pages

2 pages

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