John Muir


John Muir


Miss [Mary Francis] Kellogg


Martinez, April 31, 1912 Dear Miss Kellogg: Your kind holiday greeting has just come to hand on my return from South America and Africa. Had you gone with me the trip would have cost you nothing in money, but in hardships and dangers so much that I’m glad neither you or any other friend has shared them with me. Only a wild enthusiastic naturalist may be pardoned for asking friends to take such risks. Anyhow I went alone, and with usual good luck have returned in good health, like Tam O’ Shanter over a’ the ills of life victorious, and gloriously laden with rocks, mountains, forests, rivers, animals and other riches of those two grand continents. With all good wishes believe me ever faithfully your friend John Muir


Martinez [Calif.]

Date Original

1912 Apr 31


Original letter dimensions: 21 x 28 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

MSS 307 Muiriana

Collection Identifier

Online finding aid for the microform version of the John Muir Correspondence

Copyright Statement

The unpublished works of John Muir are copyrighted by the Muir-Hanna Trust. To purchase copies of images and/or obtain permission to publish or exhibit them, see

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

Copyright Holder

Muir-Hanna Trust

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Environmentalist, naturalist, travel, conservation, national parks, John Muir, Yosemite, California, history, correspondence, letters



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