John Muir


John Muir


[Charles F.] Lummis


Martinez, July 4, 1907.

[in margin: Gen 3174]

Dear Lumis:

I was nearly ten days in Pasadena & Los Angeles visiting our friend Sellers who has had a very hard dangerous time with pneumonia in your blessed braggy climate. I found him still far far from well though able to ride about & guide me through your confused canon streets. He discovered the Library for me but found you had fled. I went to your Castle to pay my respects to Mrs Lummis but found not a soul or sound there save the basket-jawed bulldog. Then I went to Riverside to see Frank Miller about the big hotel to be built in Yosemite. He also had vanished. Still

[in margin: Gen 3174]

I met lots of friends & friendly interesting people who showed all sorts of kindness. The Sellers have bought a fine house in Pasadena & are now complete Californians. I saw them off for Chicago to cut all ties there & return in a few months. Keith is still hard at work with fine stout pluck. He intends going home to the mountains for a while this summer. Our folks are pretty well & I am, with kindest regards to you all faithfully yours

John Muir


Martinez [Calif.]

Date Original

1907 Jul 4


Original letter dimensions unknown.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 16, Image 0815

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The unpublished works of John Muir are copyrighted by the Muir-Hanna Trust.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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