[Charles F.] Lummis
& I have seen something of the head fountains in the Rockies but its all untellable, unspeakable yet I was fool enough to try to write about it after years of editorial prodding & am still trying. The job is rightly yours, but wiser than I, excepting a few [illegible] cock-crows, you have held your wheest most ably. You had just been to the Canon with the Ripley party & I had no hope of getting you to go with me in January. Still I look forward to a grand trip in that glorious region with you visiting the [pitrified?] Forest, old cities, etc, just our two selves, for I want to make your acquaintance & this is the only way With love to Tur[illegible] I am faithfully yours John Muir
1902 Apr 28
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Reel 12, Image 0389
Braun Research Library, Autry National Center for the American West, Los Angeles, CA. ID Numbers: MS.1.1.3221A Charles F. Lummis/Mr. John Muir Correspondence 1895-1905; and MS.1.1.3221B Charles F. Lummis/Mr. John Muir Correspondence 1906-1913. Please contact this institution directly to obtain copies of the images or permission to publish or use them beyond educational purposes.