F[ramcis] J. G[arrison]


John Muir


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4. Alterations in type, plates, or otherwise in the work, after delivery of copy to Alteration by author. Houghton, Mifflin and Company, which exceed----fifty----dollars in cost, shall be at the expense of said------------Muir------------,and any index that may be required by Houghton, Mifflin and Company for said work shall be prepared by said-----------Muir----------- or at his expense.5. No insurance on the work, plates, or printed copies shall be effected for Insurance.joint account.6. If the plates or type forms be rendered valueless by fire or otherwise, Destruction of plates Houghton, Mifflin and Company shall have the option of reproducing them or not; and if they decline so to do, then, after the sale of all copies remaining on hand, they shall reconvey the copyright and all rights herein granted to said---------Muir, his---------------heirs or assigns, and this contract shall terminate.7. If, at any time after two years from the date of publication, Houghton, Disposition of plates, etc., on discontinuance of publication. Mifflin and Company shall be satisfied that the public demand does not justify the continued publication of the work, or if for any other cause tkey shall deem its further publication improper or inexpedient, then they may offer, in writing, to said------------Muir, his-----------may offer, in writing, to said------------Muir, his---------heirs or assigns, the plates and any original engravings or illustrations to said work at half cost, and all copies then on hand at cost; and said------------Muirt his--------------heirs or assigns, shall have the right within sixty days to take and pay for the same, and shall thereupon become sole owner of the copyright herein named; and Houghton, Mifflin and Company shall thereupon transfer said copyright; but if said offer be not accepted and such payment made within sixty days, then Houghton, Mifflin and Company may destroy the plates and sell all copies then on hand free of any percentage to said-------------------Muir, his--------------heirs or assigns, and this agreement shall thereupon terminate, the copyright reverting to said --------------------Muir, his---------------heirs or assigns.8. This contract may be assigned by either party, and the assignee thereof Assignment. shall have all the rights and remedies of the original parties hereto; but only as a whole, and neither party shall assign any part interest therein.



Date Original

1901 Jul 29


Original letter dimensions: 18.5 x 21.5 cm.

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File Identifier

Reel 11, Image 0795

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Page 5


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