R[obert] U[nderwood] Johnson


John Muir


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November 26, 1901.R.W.GILDER EDITOR.R.U.JOHNSON,ASSOCIATE EDITOR.C.C.BUEL,ASSISTANT EDITOR.My dear Muir:(1) I thank you for your letter of the 17th of November. How you do startle us! Hero we have been boning you for years for your autobiography (which was our original suggestion), and you calmly talk to us of Houghton, Mifflin Cc Co. and other publishers in connection with that work![illegible] If that goes to any other publisher we shall get up on our hind legs and get out an injunction, even if the matter has to be carried up to the Supreme Court, and I want you to know that I am on good terms with Justice Me-Kenna.That autobiography is for us whether it is ever written or not.The Century is accustomed to furnish ideas for other publishers, but we have reached the limit.(2) We are glad to hear that your pen is again moving. I have to-day a letter from C.D. Robinson in which he tells me that you have seen his sketches and like them, and asks me to write him again, but I shall not do this until I have heard from you your opinion of them.(3) I wrote you some days ago about an article on the Grand Canon of the Colorado, to be illustrated by Max-field Parrish. I hope to get a lotter in a day or two saying that you will write the article.You must n't let yourself be so long a stranger to the pages of The Century.[02759]


New York

Date Original

1901 Nov 26


Original letter dimensions: 26.5 x 21 cm.

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