Creator

Cha[rle]s F. Lummis

Recipient

[John Muir]

Transcription

The Southwest Society,
Archaeological Institute
of America

PRESIDENT, J. O. KOEPFLI
VICE-PRESIDENTS

GEN. H. G. OTIS

H. W. O’MELVENY

GEO. F. BOVARD, D. D.

DR. NORMAN BRIDGE

TREASURER, W. C. PATTERSON

RECORDER AND CURATOR, DR. F. M. PALMER

SECRETARY, CHAS. F. LUMMIS, LIT. D.

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

MAJ. E. W. JONES

DR. F. M. PALMER

J. A. FOSHAY

MARY E. FOY

MRS. WM. H. HOUSH

CHAS. F. LUMMIS

DR. J. H. MARTINDALE

JOSEPH SCOTT

WM. H. BURNHAM

C. J. K. JONES

J. D. BICKNELL

Los Angles, Cal.,
Aug. 25, 1907.

Dear Jeremiah:-

Nothing pleases me more than your occasional lapses to common sense and expression. Year letter came just at an unpropitious time, when my old minstrel had to kill my handsome Indian lad in self defense --- for which the coroner's jury has to-night acquitted him. But I was glad to hare it from you; because when you do write seemed to be in your lucid intervals. The only time I have any fault to find with you is in the long periods when you try to imitate a clam.
I am too overworked to make any promises --- for by the time I have five men's jobs safely discharged, somebody is sure to drop on my shoulder[illegible] a load something like that of the last five days. But if god is good to me, I will try to take up

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your Hetch Hetchy matter. You are dead right; and it is time to fight against these iniquities.
I saw Garfield dawn here – as I also saw him in Washington in some rather warm discussion as to scientific exploration. He is sane and sound case, and I think will be in the matter yon bring up. I will try to send him a communication direct; but if I cam gat it in editorial typo in the magasine, it will be all the better.
With the love of all my house to all of yours,

Always,

Your Friend,

[illegible]

I am grateful and proud of your opinion of my Sidewinder; I don’t believe I call him any bad names. Myself, I love the dignity and the competency of the rattlesnake of any sort. He has the power of life and death in hit mouth; and if he were a civilised gossip, there are enough rattlesnakes in California to kill all the inhabitants of the United State. Unfortunately he has never gone in the newspaper business; and never bites those who don’t trespass upon him.

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Location

Los Angeles

Date Original

1907 Aug 26

Source

Original letter dimensions: 21.5 x 14 cm.

Resource Identifier

muir16_0935-let.tif

File Identifier

Reel 16, Image 0935

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University of the Pacific Library Holt-Atherton Special Collections. 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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2 pages

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