R[obert] U[nderwood] Johnson
February 9th, 1894.R. W. GILDER, EDITOR.R. U. JOHNSON,ASSOCIATE EDITOR.C. C. BUEL,ASSISTANT EDITOR.John Muir, Esq.Martinez, Cal.My dear Muir:-I have carefully gone over your manuscript of the Alaska trip, which as you know we expect to print in two articles, and it seems to me that as it stands you have the two articles, but it is not quite sufficiently organized to enable us to divide the material. I therefore suggest that you rearrange what is written into two parts, one to be called "The Alaska Trip", to be a travel article addressed to people who expect to go to that region, with as much information as possible about the necessary procedure, but of a somewhat general character; and that you then make a second paper devoted entirely to "The Discovery of Glacier Bay". In order to do this you would probably have to add a little about the Alaska trip so as to round out the first article into a pretty complete narrative covering the experience of the average tourist. The second article would be substantially as it is.In order to assist you in this reorganization, I suggest that you first go through the manuscript and make sub-titles, which always help one in the organization of material. They show where there is a little too much or too
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