Cha[rle]s F. Lummis
"always read it, for I am heartily in sympathy with so many of the things for which it works."-PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT.
FORMERLY "THE LAND OF SUNSHINE"
THE NATION BACK OF US, THE WORLD IN FRONTOUT WEST
A MAGAZINE OF
THE OLD PACIFIC AND THE NEW
.EDITED BY CHAS. F. LUMMIS
A magazine wholly unlike any other published anywhere. . . . The best there Is in periodical literature on the Pacific Coast. . . . Ability and individuality powerful enough and original enough to give distinction to any periodical. ... A voice listened to with respect and interest in all parts of the country."
Its lively independence and its genuine learning-. ... A steady evenness of worth and interest."
Los Angeles, Cal. May 12th 1906
who's killin' hussel with "over industry"? I would like to join you in Arizona,but I don't care anything about getting out of the library. If you will come out on my roof garden in the library I will show you an unpetrified forest almost as good as that at Adamana. Seriously, if you go back to Arizona without coming this way, and stopping to see me, I shall expect the scriptural fate of the other godless kids that mocked their elders to overtake you. It is going to be hard for me to get away now; but this is right on your main road and I think it would be positively indecent for you to go past us without stopping.
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,
1906 May 12
Original letter dimensions: 21.5 x 14 cm.
Lummis, Charles F., "Letter from Cha[rle]s F. Lummis to [John Muir], 1906 May 12." (1906). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 3524.
Reel 16, Image 0225
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