R[obert] U[nderwood] Johnson


John Muir


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October 24th, 1890.Mr. John Muir,Martinez, Cal.My dear Mr. Muir:-I thank you very much for your letter of the 16th.I am delighted to hear that your vineyards are prosperous. Everybody in New York is eating California grapes.Mr. Gilder desires me to say that we want the refusal of anything you write about the Yellowstone in case you go through there next year. But I should think you would be more interested to make the complete ascent of Mt. St. Elias, so that next year we should be able to include it in the announcement of the Alaska papers. Meanwhile, I may say to you privately, that we have concluded to take Mr. Russell's account of their ascent, instead of Kerr's. We had the choice of the two.I knew you would be pleased over the Yosemite bill. I see that Irish is trying to give the impression that the Commissioners pushed it through. I happen to know that it was got through by the hardest sort of following up of members of the Committee.Can you tell me anybody who would be likely to know what is advisable to take in of the King's River Canon? We should like very much to print that article of yours in an early summer number-May or June, in which case we ought to have the MS. by the first0/469


...Union Square, New York

Date Original

1890 Oct 24


Original letter dimensions: 27 x 21 cm.

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