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
1912 Apr 31
Original letter dimensions: 21 x 28 cm.
Muir, John, "Letter from John Muir to Miss [Mary Francis] Kellogg 1912 Apr 31" (1912). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 6255.
MSS 307 Muiriana
The unpublished works of John Muir are copyrighted by the Muir-Hanna Trust.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 http://www.pacific.edu/Library/Find/Holt-Atherton-Special-Collections/Fees-and-Forms-.html
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.
Environmentalist, naturalist, travel, conservation, national parks, John Muir, Yosemite, California, history, correspondence, letters