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Letters from the Southwest, September 20, 1884 to March 14, 1885

Author: Charles Fletcher Lummis; James W Byrkit
Publisher: Tucson : University of Arizona Press, [1989] ©1989
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In the fall of 1884, journalist Charles Lummis set out on foot from Ohio to California on assignment for the Los Angeles Times. The reports he mailed ahead to that newspaper were later refashioned for the book A Tramp Across the Continent, a work that helped to establish Lummis as the most active promoter of the Southwestern culture who ever lived. Lummis later wrote another set of letters during his journey,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Records and correspondence
Correspondence
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Lummis, Charles Fletcher, 1859-1928.
Letters from the Southwest, September 20, 1884 to March 14, 1885.
Tucson : University of Arizona Press, ©1989
(OCoLC)580386038
Named Person: Charles Fletcher Lummis; Charles Fletcher Lummis; Charles Fletcher Lummis
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Charles Fletcher Lummis; James W Byrkit
OCLC Number: 18521032
Notes: Maps on lining papers.
Description: xlix, 309 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Responsibility: Charles Lummis ; edited by James W. Byrkit.
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"In the fall of 1884, journalist Charles Lummis set out on foot from Ohio to California on assignment for the Los Angeles Times. The reports he mailed ahead to that newspaper were later refashioned for the book A Tramp Across the Continent, a work that helped to establish Lummis as the most active promoter of the Southwestern culture who ever lived. Lummis later wrote another set of letters during his journey, however, which he sent back to Ohio for publication by the Chillicothe Leader. Although these letters contain basically the same narrative as those sent to Los Angeles and later found in a A Tramp, the Ohio letters more closely reflect the author's thoughts and observations on the journey. In fact, a comparison of the two drafts indicates that Lummis spent considerable effort removing spontaneous details from the Ohio letters in favor of a more commercial self-promoting, and politic reporting for the California paper. The twenty-four Ohio letters, assembled here by James W. Byrkit, offer a far more candid look at the Southwest than Lummis was later to bring to print, as well as greater insight to the author's own personality. Byrkit's introductory essay provides background for Lummis's career, compares the three bodies of work relating to the trek, and offers an account of Lummis's transformation from chronicler to promoter" --Book jacket.

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