A[lexander] W. Drake


John Muir


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Muir - 3me will be much appreciated. We shall probably have to discard some of the pictures already made for your article, for I know you are not pleased with them. However, in justice to the artist who drew them I will say that no one, without having been to Alaska, could get any idea of the beauty and grandeur of that never-to-be-forgotten country. Has Keith or any of the other San Francisco artists done anything of Muir Glacier which you think would reproduce well for this article? We want the best and only the best. I do hope you may have something which will help me in the way of illustrations. It is so difficult for me to know just what to select as illustrating the article. If you will pick out such photographs as you may have, indicating which you think will give the best idea to the public, I will do all I can to have them well drawn.Wishing you and Mrs. Muir and the young ladies a very Happy New Year, I remainYours sincerely,A. W. Drake01913


New York

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Original letter dimensions: 28 x 21 cm.

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