Cha[rle]s F. Lummis


John Muir


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The Southwest Society,Archaeological Instituteof AmericaPRESIDENT, J. O. KOEPFLIVICE-PRESIDENTSGEN. H. G. OTISH. W. O’MELVENYGEO. F. BOVARD, D. D.DR. NORMAN BRIDGETREASURER, W. C. PATTERSONRECORDER AND CURATOR, DR. F. M. PALMERSECRETARY, CHAS. F. LUMMIS, LIT. D.EXECUTIVE COMMITTEEMAJ. E. W. JONESDR. F. M. PALMERJ. A. FOSHAYMARY E. FOYMRS. WM. H. HOUSHCHAS. F. LUMMISDR. J. H. MARTINDALEJOSEPH SCOTTWM. H. BURNHAMC. J. K. JONESJ. D. BICKNELLLos Angles, Cal., July. 10, 1907. Dear Muir:-Thank you for the good letter --- but I have taken a half hour off to swear over it at the idea that you should be here and I didn't see you. That really is too much! It is so long since I have allowed anyone to talk to me; and you are about the only person that I can listen to with philosophy for a long time. Glad you had the visit with the Sellers. They are good people --- and I am glad they are converted to God's Country.You ought to have been here about now; for while the school teachers are a nuisance en masse there are some that are worth while --- particularly among the Indian teachers of whom we have been having some at the house this week. It is a marvel to me to see the Government officially carrying----2out my plans for which I was nearly hanged twenty years ago. They are even encouraging the Indians to keep their own songs, and stories, and arts! Wouldn't that jar you after a century in which they have tried to make these First Americans ashamed of themselves and their parents, and their arts?I enclose something that has just come to me from long ago, thinking you may enjoy it. When you get done, send it back. It is something I wrote when we were both younger.Our love to you and to the dear girls,Always,Your Friend,[illegible]03891


Los Angeles

Date Original

1907-07-10 00:00


Original letter dimensions: 21.5 x 14 cm.

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Reel 16, Image 0829

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