R[obert] U[nderwood] Johnson


John Muir


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[3]one in the L.O. had tacked on, for convenience of description! I have today received a letter from Judge Holman of the House Committee saying that the bill will be reported this week to the House. The effort will be to put it through by unanimous consent as the Tulare bill was. In the Senate Plumb, chairman of the Land Committee, will push it along as soon as it comes over from the House. So it is in good shape for passage at this session. I wish you could arrange to come East this winter, you and your wife, and pay us a little visit. Burroughs was to have been here this week to visit us but the wet weather detained him to harvest his grapes. Come & you shall see him & the saucy Mrs. Johnson. I am eager to get a line from you. I heard of you the other day from Mrs. [Rothis?], whom I know. I hope she wont anticipate your new material. These literary people, you know! Call your articles "Alaska Revisited." Gilder is charmed with the Yosemite sketches. Sometime you'll want to collect Yellowstone, Yosemite, Alaska & others in a book of "Wonderland Sketches"[4]-- By the way, have you ever written about the Yellowstone? Tell Mrs. Muir not to let you backslide from the literary life. You have taken your hand off the plow and should not look back.We want to print the King's River Canon[diacritic] & Swett's sketch of you together, in a number of the Century in which the '49 series is not specially strong. Lend us a lot of photographs of you - not too much "fixed up" -- to choose from.Yours faithfully,R. U. JohnsonI'll send you a copy of what I write in reply to Irish.01459


…Union Square, New York

Date Original

1890 Sep 20


Original letter dimensions: 20.5 x 26 cm.

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