Walter H. Page
EDITORIAL OFFICE OFThe Atlantic Monthly,BOSTON.Very heartily I thank you for the definite promise of these books, and whatever any of us can do in any way to serve you may you reckon on.I thank God that you do not write in glib, acrobatic fashion: anybody can do that. Half the people in the world are doing it all the time, to my infinite regret and confusion.And as for the Alaska book by any given time---no matter. People will be going there always; and I don't care any more than you care about any "tourists" patronage. That was professorSargent's remark and it was the only immoral speech I have ever heard him make.The two books on the Parks and on Alaska will not need any special season's sales nor other accidental circumstances: they'll be Literature!very sincerely yours,[illegible]Mr. John Muir.02356
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