Mary Frances Kellogg


John Muir


[letterhead]June 3, 1912Dear Mr. Muir:It was kind of you to send me a greeting after your return home. I was thankful to know of your safe return after your long, hard year of travel. I believe those of us who are members of the Sierra Club have a special affection for you and feel a special pride in all you have achieved.I do appreciate your wishing to keep out of the "social rush," yet I very much hope you05206

will be prevailed upon to be with us at our Sierra Club bon-fire rally in Griffith Park shortly before the big outing starts. Very like you have received word form Mr. Bernays before this.It will always be a matter for regret to me to have missed that wonderful trip with you. But it could not be helped, tho I thank you your kindly thought--even to your wish to save me expense. The dangers and hardships would not have frightened me. Even had they been much greater, the pleasure andprofit of a trip with the inspiration of your enthusiasm and your knowledge always at hand would have far outweighed all else.I hope I may have the pleasure of seeing you while you are in or near Pasadena.With sincere esteem,Your friend,Mary Frances Kellogg


Altadena, Calif.

Date Original

1912 Jun 3


Original letter dimensions: 16.5 x 26.5 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 20, Image 1035

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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