R[obert] U[nderwood] Johnson
J.M.2.R. W. GILDER, EDITOR.R.U. JONSON,ASSOCIATE EDITOR.C. C. BUEL,ASSISTANT EDITOR.House Committee On Public Lands, who was a member of the Committee when the Yosemite National Park was made.Irish is writing vulgar letters to Mr. Gilder on the pretense that we are not fair in omitting to print Markham's white-washing report confessedly the work of a person who does not know anything about landscape gardening.I am very much complimented by the attention you have given my book in your letter* and by the number of lines which you firtd worthy of comment. As ta the "candle-light* which you say I should not have introduced, bear in mind that candle-light there is only intended as a titte Of day. 1 do not mean to indicate that nothing but candles are used in the house Which is the scene of "The Winter Hour", as you will see later on where I speak of "soft lights that fell through opal glass". 1 have many letter from poets, and good many favorable notices of the book, but nothing Has pleased me more than your cordial approval.I thank you very sincerely for this, and else for your oars In sending me the Yosemite materials, Of which I set keeping a file for future use so nothing is thrown away on me. t do not easily give up a cause in which I heve once01424
…Union Square, New York
1893 Feb 3
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