Mary Frances Kellogg
their friendly greetings.With sincere friendship,Mary Frances Kellogg.[letterhead]Yosemite, July 5, 1914Dear Mr. Muir:It made me very happy to get your letter in the camp post-office yesterday. Thank you for your kindness and your greeting. I asked Mr. Colby to read your letter at camp-fire last evening (leaving our my name) and it made a fine greeting and called forth a round of applause.The trip would certainly be vastly more worth while if you could only be with us, and yet it is worth05786
while — most decidedly — as it is - The Yosemite delights me. It cannot be over-praised. And every now and then some phrase from one of your descriptions flashes into my mind. I believe you form, for every thinking person, the essential back-ground of the Yosemite. Your interest and knowledge and the information you have given the world have really introduced us all to the Yosemite. The most natural one in the world to think of here is — John Muir.We start early tomorrow morning for the Little Yosemite, andthe day after, for Tuolumne Meadows.William, my nephew, is with me, and also Mrs. Clark (a cousin of Mrs Kellogg's) who is very proud of having been recommended to the club by you.Please do not give all your strength to your book on Alaska, but think also of your physical need for rest and refreshment. I hope you are feeling well now, and will continue to do so.Mrs. Clark and William are not here just now, but I know they would wish me to send you
1914 Jul 5
Original letter dimensions: 16.5 x 26.5 cm.
Kellogg, Mary Frances, "Letter from Mary Frances Kellogg to John Muir, 1914 Jul 5." (1914). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 6581.
Reel 22, Image 0443
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