Mary Frances Kellogg


John Muir


[4]all kinds of flower-roots & bulbs. I do hope they will live.I spent part of Sunday and Monday at Carmel by-the-sea, with Ellen, who is there taking painting lessons, under the direction of Wm. Chase, the portrait painter.I hope you are keeping comfortably cool in your study, but I am very sure you are working too closely. Please think of yourself as well as of your work.Affectionately your friendMary Frances Kellogg[1][letterhead]Aug. 6, 1914Dear Muir:Your kind letter regarding Dorothy's marriage reached me day before yesterday. She is not yet married, however, nor is the wedding date set, but it is planned vaguely for some time in November. You will receive an invitation, I know, & at that time I shall be very glad to do as you ask about the05812

[2]getting of a present from you, but would appreciate it if you would hint at some article. Of course, it is too soon to get it yet.It is hard for me to realize that Dorothy is engaged. She has always seemed to all of us so much a child. She and Dr. McKellar expect to live with Dorothy's mother and father for a year or so, until they build in South Pasadena.[3]We reached San Francisco July 30, William & I having come out with an advance party of about 20, on day earlier than the majority. The trip was all so beautiful, that I began longing for more as soon as I had gotten a few warm baths and washed my hair, and had two or three long nights' sleep. The last 60 or 70 miles I had packed on extra 9 or 10 pounds on my back, consisting of an empty dried-beef tin filled with earth & planted full of


Pasadena, Calif.

Date Original

1914 Aug 6


Original letter dimensions: 16.5 x 26.5 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 22, Image 0535

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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