We took a very interesting trip a few weeks ago out to Palm Springs on the desert and up into a canon [diacritic] where the [fan?] palms are indigenous. We had a five mile drive through a sand storm and altogether quite an experience.Give my love to Helen and if I go north this year I shall surely see you.Sincerely yoursEllie Mosgrove22nd.[letterhead]My dear Mr. Muir:As a sure source of wisdom tell me if there is a pine tree of Australia with leaves an inch to an inch and a quarter in width. A friend of mine who has a very interesting garden has a05338
tree she calls a pine of this nature and I believe her but I should like your assurance.We have just rented a cottage on the sea, a place of retreat and taking a few days off at a time we expect to enjoy it very much. You had better visit us thereor here. I am afraid your promises of visits are not to be relied upon. We have a new automobile that can go sixty miles an hour and it is a great way to see the country not "deliberately and gently" as [Scotch?] Dr. Mury of Palm Springs says, but one sees it.
Original letter dimensions: 17.5 x 22.5 cm.
Mosgrove, Ellie, "Letter from Ellie Mosgrove to John Muir, [ca. 1912]." (1912). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 6446.
Reel 20, Image 1599
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