Mary Frances Kellogg


John Muir


[1] [May 1914]R.F.D. 392 Pasadena, Cal.My dear Mr. Muir:I was so sorry to know of your having had grippe this winter. I had not known of it before. Please take care of yourself. All who know you, know of you or have read your books, are the better for it, and we want your influence for many, many years to come.Mr. Scripps is much better, & is able to be taken about the house some every day in a wheeled chair. We are all hoping for his complete recovery. Thank you for your kindly thought of sending me your Yosemite Book, but you gave it to me, along with "Our National Parks." I now have (& have had for nearly two years) all your books, and am anxiously looking for the05742[2]Alaska book. The prospect of seeing you in the Yosemite is wonderful to me. I hope nothing will prevent your going.I could not, after all, go to your birthday celebration at Muir Lodge, but when I found that George Wharton James was there & you were not, I did not feel so badly to have missed it.Two of the Pasadena H.S. English teachers have told me, as a great secret from each other, that they have written to you, each eagerly hoping to be first to have a real letter from you to show to their classes.My poor little book seems fated to be unfinished. I can't get time from school work for it. And now I have taken for an indefinite time, the care of my seven-year old nephew, whose mother's health has broken down. But of course, I am glad to have him.With affectionate regardyour friend Mary Frances Kellogg05742


Pasadena, Calif.

Circa Date

[1914 May]


Original letter dimensions: 25 x 17.5 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 22, Image 0353

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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