Walter H. Page
5/5I'd like to show you how such a book ought to be made & published - a thing like the Alaska Expedition of Mr. Harriman which we made That's my idea of book-making; & it was to do such things that I came back from Boston and set up a shop of my own. Sometime, too, you may have certain chapters of things that you haven't given to other magazines. The our magazines - any of 'em, all of 'em - The World's Work, or Country Life, will yawn for you;027586and our checks will grow larger to rise to great occasions whenever you will barter literature for lucre! But I don't mean to descend to gold. I meant only to express, across this long silence, my hearty appreciation & thanks for what I have read in the Atlantic; my best wishes; my hope that the toil of writing brings you something of the joy that it gives your readers; and - my request for your photograph! Ease & strength to your pen!Believe me [heartily?] yoursWalter H. PageJohn Muir Esq.Martinez, California
1901 Nov 25
Original letter dimensions: 21.5 x 28 cm.
Reel 11, Image 0949
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