John Muir



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William and Maymie Kimes Annotation

In this issue of the Southwest Museum's magazine, there are published for the first time nine Muir letters that give a glimpse of the warm friendship of Charles F. Lummis and John Muir. Both were authors, intensely individualistic, and shared a zeal for conservation. When Lummis became editor of Land of Sunshine, he began to solicit contributors, established writers as well as new talents. To Lummis' request, Muir replied (June 11, 1985): "I have read your plucky little magazine & like it. It has the ring and look of true literary metal. I thank you for your kind words about my little book [The Mountains of California] and for asking me to write for Sunshine. I wish I could write as quickly and easily as most writers, then you would surely get more from me than you want. But I am slow and awkward & write but little, still I'll try to give you something ere long." Muir's writing for this publication never materialized.


The Masterkey, v. 19, no. 4


pp. 127-130

Muir to Lummis-1900-1910.



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