Charlotte [H. Kellogg]


[John Muir]


[4]if cold. Do keep a big fire in your room.I am so disappointed to send you the handkerchiefs without the case I had ordered for them. When it was delivered Friday it was so small that you would have had to lose your temper (if you could) every time you tried to get them in and Vernon and I both threw it aside in disgust. That comes of living in the country! We hope to be in the little house[1][in margin: in February. early February perhaps. Are you foolishly keeping resolutions? Wont you break them and come again. soon?Always devotedly and with so many good wishesCharlieA kiss to her Uncle John from Jean]Carmel SundayA Merry Christmas to you there, and would that you were here!Jean and I came down last night to make the cabin ready for Vernon whom we hope to see tomorrow night. On the train yesterday after I had seated Jean and me she looked all about and05127

[2]said in her clear little way, "Now where will Uncle John sit?" Whatever was in her head I dont know, but she was certainly thinking of you and wishing you there.She is sleeping now after having been much bathed and oiled for while we were out trying to find some green things to make the cabin gay with she slipped[3]down a bank (fortunately a sand bank) into a tangle of brambles. Poor little mite, it must have seemed like a frightful precipice, her first one!She will hang up her stocking and thank heaven, expect Santa Claus! I understand that I am way behind the times in letting her believe in his jovial existence.I hope it is not so freezing in the morning at Martinez as it is here, but anyway it is bright and glorious


Carmel [Calif.]


Original letter dimensions: 16.5 x 25 cm.

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