John Muir


[Robert Underwood] Johnson


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2which if you don't like you can easily leave out, and if you wish to add the notes on the Indians they may be placed either as a head or tail to the article under a subtitle. But as I suggested in yesterday's letter if used at all they should with such additions & the setting I can give them from a 3d article.I'm sorry this cold M. S. should have given you so much trouble. I thought at first the article was to be one published in two parts like a combined story, & and writing it I tried to fancy myself on one of the pleasure steamers with a crowd of tourists talking to me. This accounts for the desultoriness you complain of. If your readers would only stand still & listen how gladly & easily I could give them a score of articles instead of two, taking up one subject at a time & staying lovingly with it as if nothing else in the world existed.As to the illustrations, they seem to me generally good. But the grand frontal discharging wall the only part of the Muir Glacier that most of the tourists see, is shown in only one picture01787


Martinez, [Calif]

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Original letter dimensions: 26.5 x 20 cm.

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