John Muir


[Robert Underwood] Johnson


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Martinez Feb. 24, 1894My dear Mr JohnsonIn my haste yesterday to get off the Alaska M. S. I forgot the maps. I have no good map of the territory, Glacier Bay, or the Muir Glacier, but you can get all those through Miss S[cud?]more. A general sketch map of Alaska may easily be found, but the only maps for Glacier Bay & the Muir Glacier are those of Prof. Harry Fielding Reid. He worked two summers with good instruments borrowed from the Coast Survey in making them. I think they were published by the Appletons. You can easily find them through Miss S[cud?]more. I made rough sketches, but Reids are infinitely better than mine.In looking over the M. S. as I have arranged it you will see that the first article is a general view of the Territory & a description of the steamer trip through Southeastern Alaska as seen by a tourist. The overabundance of material in my mind in going over the route made it difficult to keep from saying too much & to keep from repeating what I had already written on the subject. Still I think you will now find it a fair picture of the trip. Anyhow I have carefully revised it & done my best. This kind of touch-&-go writing is hard for me. Women do it best.The 2nd article--Glacier Bay reads well I think & is not blurred by anything not belonging to it. Your will notice that I have added two pages of introduction01787


Martinez, [Calif]

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Original letter dimensions: 26.5 x 20 cm.

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