[tomb?] and [Anonan?].I hope you are very well and EATING.An amusing letter from Mrs. Dickey to-day. I do love her so much she is so faithful and unselfish.I hope the new year will mean good health and for our sakes much written on Alaska or South American or Africa or Siberia or any other field of the globe not mentioned which you know.Love from us alldevotedly yours,Ellie MosgroveFeb. 4thAsiut Egypt.[letterhead]Dear Mr. Muir:-We have all been wishing you were with us. We are sailing up the Nile in a delightful, luxurious dahabah expecting to be at least two months on the trip.Mr. Putnam is over here for a rest and this trip embodied in its place and climate the greatest amount of the necessary ingredient.We are five - Mrs & Mr. Putnam Mrs Hooker and Marian and Ellie.We have a crew of twenty one men to care for us. Twelve05698
sailors, a captain & his assistant. Two cooks, three waiters with various duties and last and most important [illegible]dallah the small nine year old son of the captain. He carries the camera and books when we are on expeditions. A very attractive little [native?] with a yellow turban.The river is ever changing and to our never ending delight the mud brick villages that we pass every few hours always pour out the picturesque population. I love to see the queer comp[illegible]ing, aloof [camels?] carring sugar-cane or [stones?]. The fast little donkey is here and makes a splendid mount when we areoff to the [tombs?].All the time we have been away we have watched the papers for news of the Hetch Hetchy and by turns have been elated or cast down. You know our hearts have been with you and if it is defeat - I can not believe it - our disappointment will be to deep to express. When we think of the months of your valuable time given to it we can not bear to have it [unconsidered?]. Did you come back through the Nile? A letter from you to-day expressing New Years' greetings speaks as though you knew well the
Original letter dimensions: 19.5 x 27 cm.
Mosgrove, Ellie, "Letter from Ellie Mosgrove to John Muir,  Feb 4." (1914). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 6489.
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