R[obert] U[nderwood] Johnson
S.M.3.like nothing better than to try to push that reform through.You will be glad to learn that Tesla is much improved in health, I took Burroughs down to see him, the other day, and they were very much taken with each other. Are you not coming east this summer? I hope so, for there does not seem to be any chance of his going west. If he goes away at all it will probably be to Servia for a month or two. The more I see of that man the more I like him and admire him.You have reason to think that I have delayed for a long time my writing to you about your manuscript, but the fact is there is hardly anything to say. "The Discovery of Glacier Bay" is now in good shape, and if there is anything to suggest I will do it in proof. I have not yet given scrutinizing attention to the Alaska Trip, but I have no doubt that is all right too. I don't think we can use the Indian part, as we have several papers on Indians by Miss Fletcher which have been hanging on for months, even years, and we must give them precedence. Besides there is hardly enough of this material to make an article.Do you not want to write out the dog and glacier story in your liveliest style? If you could dictate it it would be all the better, perhaps.With apologies for my apparent neglect, (which is only apparent as you have been [illegible] on my mind) I am, believe me, my dear Muir, in hopes of seeing you here before long, and with kindest regards to Mrs. Muir,Ever faithfully yours,[illegible]01812
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