R[obert] U[nderwood] Johnson
August 29th 1891.R. W. GILDER, EDITOR.R.U. JONSON,ASSOCIATE EDITOR.C. C. BUEL,ASSISTANT EDITOR.John Muir, Esq.Martinez, Cal.Dear Mr. Muir:-The King's River article came duly to hand, alsothe proofs of the illustrations, and I am much under obligation to you for your attention to the latter and for "coming to time* with the text. I say "coming to time", although really the article suffers some what by the coming only in time. If we had had the text six weeks ago we should hare illustrated the article in a different way, and should have had time to ask you to make a little mors of one or two points and perhaps a little less of one or two others. It is with some difficulty that I have kept separate in the reader's mind your different trips to the Valley, and there was a positive contradiction(illegible) as to your impressions of the injuries to the Valley. But in general the article has a charming flavor Sierra subjects as they leave your hands, and it is very graphic in its description of the main features. The basis of a good article is that it should make you want to go there, and I think this is the best feature of this one* You have, I am sure, done all that is possible to meet our wishes, and under very discouraging circumstances.01525
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1891 Aug 29
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