Cha[rle]s F. Lummis


[John Muir]


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I am very glad Helen is so much better. Give those good girls our love. We would be more than glad to have them come in here when they want a breath of sea level. As for the pneumonia, I thought seriously of having it, but concluded that I could not play on it well. I have not ray swearing voiceare provocative of Language--you had better come while I am a compulsory listener.I would like to snort along with you in the Petrified Forest. I know a little about that place myself and think may be I could show you one or two extra ones---Just as I know you could teach me a billion things about all of them. I don't know a blooming thing of the Forest except where most of it is.Don't forget to give our love to Keith andJordan and all the other White People. And don'tforget to bark up this sycamore tree on your way tothe agatized forest. Just at present I can rivalthe chief attraction of your fossil paradise -I ammyself the "petrified bird, sitting on a petrifiedtwig and singing a petrified song".Always Your Friend,[illegible]03728


Los Angeles

Date Original

1906-05-12 00:00


Original letter dimensions: 21.5 x 14 cm.

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Reel 16, Image 0227

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