M[ illicent ] W. Shinn [Editor Overland]


John Muir


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[letterhead]San Francisco, Dec. 30 1882Dear Mr Muir:When you kindly promised me something from your pen during the year, I did not mean to hurry you at all, but to leave it entirely according to your own convenience. But if you do happen to have anything in shape such that you could send it, it would be particularly acceptable now: for Noah Brooks and W. H. Rideing, both of whom solemnly and repeatedly promised to get copy to me in time for February issue, have neither of them appeared, and I do not see how I can possibly [deleted: get] wait more than three or four days more, and yet I don’t dare to go to press without some important person in my table of


San Francisco, [Calif]

Date Original

1882 Dec 30


Original letter dimensions: 21 x 14 cm.

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Reel 04, Image 0988

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