[Charles F. Lummis]


John Muir



Apr. 11th

Dear Muir:

It is a great pleasure to have your faithful co-operation in the work we are trying to do; and I thank you heartily for it. It is mighty nice too, to have Helen take membership in the Sequoya League. I enclose receipt.
You will be glad to know that the work is going ahead at least as fast as we have any right to expect. Congress is always slow and stupid; and it has knocked out the appropriation for a commission. But I think that Commissioner Leupp who is a good man, will stop here to visit the worst of the reservations with me in June; and Senator Flint has promised to do the same. I suppose that we shall have to feed these Indians again next winter; but our people will, I am sure, glad-

ly stand for that if they can be assured that the government is making some progress toward a permanent remedy. Whenever and wherever you can "bear on" with a national legislator it will be of great help.
I hope we are going to count you also, in the work of the Southwest Society. The things that is is saving do not indeed starve to death; but our children are going to go hungry for them unless we of today make sure to preserve them.
with all good wishes,

Your Friend,



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Circa Date

[190]5 Apr 11


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File Identifier

Reel 15, Image 0372

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Online finding aid for the microform version of the John Muir Correspondence

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Owning Institution

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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Environmentalist, naturalist, travel, conservation, national parks, John Muir, Yosemite, California, history, correspondence, letters



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