John Muir


Mrs [Mary L.?] Swett


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[Page 1] Palm Springs, Cal. June 13 / 05 Dear Mrs. Swett – Those doughnuts !!!! Brown cycles of delight are now doing their duty, spending their sweetness in the three Muir pilgrims at balmly palmly Palm Springs. Like the doughnuts among other food so are the Palm Spring gardens beside the blazing desert – an oasis of shade and figs and orioles. Do you remember Milton’s account of the unlucky fallen angels frying like doughnuts in burning Hades ward? So we fried and sizzled in the red hot


Palm Springs, Calif.

Date Original

1905 Jun 13


Original letter dimensions: 20 x 13 cm.

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1905 June 13 JM to Mrs Swett

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MSS 307 Muiriana

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