[Robert Underwood] Johnson
[First draft of letter, in note-book #59] (23) Nov. 17, '01.Dear Mr. Johnson:I was busy planning the Yo[semite] book we spoke of years ago when your letter came.Now that the Park and Reservation book is off my hands I am making a beginning on the Yo[semaite] book we spoke of years ago. Possibly some of the new material may be available for an article or two in the cent[ury]. I'll go to S. F. in a day or two and look at Robinson's sketches and photos, and report on what I think of this.I'm glad to hear that Owen [Johnson] is going bravely ahead. No doubt he will make a good worthy place for himself.Of course we heard and felt the Tammany earthquake. Well done I And now that the President is so sturdy a friend of civil service reform we may expect a great extension of the rules.We are all well as usual. Wanda is at the State University. As for the Auto [biography] [about] which you and Houghton Mif[flin] and other publishers have so much to say, I have not written a word of it, [and cannot] until I get other things of more importance off my hands. How is your own Auto [biography] coming on? Good luck.Ever cordially yours,J. M.I ordered a copy of my park book sent to your address.02890
1901 Nov 17
Original letter dimensions: 22.5 x 14.5 cm.
Reel 11, Image 0933
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