John Muir


John Muir


[Charles F.] Lummis


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


how charming the old doctor and his wife. Helen is better already.
Your June number is first rate. Charlotte Hall's Arizona article is capital.
With kindest regards to Mrs Lummis and the children and Moody, in which we all join, I am

Faithfully yours,

John Muir


Palm Springs, Calif.

Circa Date

[19]05 Jun 13


Original letter dimensions unknown.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 15, Image 0520

Collection Identifier

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

Copyright Statement

The unpublished works of John Muir are copyrighted by the Muir-Hanna Trust. To purchase copies of images and/or obtain permission to publish or exhibit them, see

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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Muir-Hanna Trust

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



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