Walter H. Page
[letterhead]25 Novr 1901My dear Mr. Muir:I have had a long and delightful talk with Merriam who (luckiest of men) had the fun and the joy of seeing much of you during the summer; and his talk has spurred me to do what I have long had in mind & long neglected in my busy life here since I set up a shop of my own. So I send you a lot of books and magazines today to show you what I am doing and to show you also how much I hope you will have a happy Christmas and forty or fifty more of them - as many more as2you want and as you will need to get the great work done that you are doing. For you must have time before you die or quit to get the whole thing written down to suit you. California and Alaska will be here a long time after we are gone; but your books must be got ready for the long life that awaits them, for they must live as long as the country remains safe from the final [clash?] of th[ings?]. Your "Parks" is ready. My congratulations. That's a pleasing book - every chapter of it - an interpretive book. I read the last paper in the Atlantic with the very sound of your voice in my02758
1901 Nov 25
Original letter dimensions: 21.5 x 28 cm.
Reel 11, Image 0945
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