R[obert] U[nderwood] Johnson
[Louie Strentzel] Muir
July 15th, 1890.Mrs. John Muir,Martinez, California.Dear Mrs. Muir:-If I understand rightly, Mr. Muir will not be back until about the 1st of September. I may therefore be likely to reach him through you with this note, which I should be obliged if you would forward."The Century" desires to avail itself of the results of his present trip to Alaska, and to that end I have obtained authorization from Mr. Gilder for a proposal for one or two articles on the subject, as soon as they can be conveniently prepared. I do not know whether Mr. Muir has a camera with him, but we should be glad to have him collect photographs for the article, and make any sketches which may seem necessary.He will not forget that he is engaged to prepare for us also a paper on King's River Canon. Mr. Robinson, the artist, has been here, and has shown us some sketches, and from these, I should think, he could illustrate the article very well.II hope that you and the children are very well, and that Mr. Muir is not so far from lines of communication as to be cut off from news of home. Very Sincerely Yours,R.N. Johnson.0/448.
Union Square, New York
1890 Jul 15
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