John Muir


[Charles F.] Lummis


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Palm Springs, Cal.June 13 / 05.Dear Mr. Lummis: - You made no mistake in sending us here. The water is cool and delightful, so are the nights. The days hot enough and dry enough to evaporate every disease and all one's flesh. On our arrival the first night we lay down under an olive tree in the sandy orchard, and the heat of the sand along our spines brought vividedly to mind Milton's unlucky angels lying on the burning marl. But O the beauty of the sky evening and morning and


Palm Springs, Calif.

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circa [19]05 Jun 13


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Reel 15, Image 0520

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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.

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