R[obert] U[nderwood] Johnson
R. W. GILDER, EDITOR.R. U. JOHNSON,ASSOCIATE EDITOR. C. C. BUEL,ASSISTANT EDITOR.June 7th, 1894.My dear Muir:-First of all, let me thank you most warmly for your kind invitation to my son to come to California. Any other year but this it would be feasible, but I do not see how I can arrange it this year much as I prize the opportunity of having him with you in the mountains. His school will be out of the 27th of June and I wish with all my heart he could leave on the 28th for California. Please consider me deeply indebted to you for this invitation. I don't think there is a ghost of a chance of his being able to come, but I should really like to know your further plans with reference to the Yosemite so that if anything unexpected should happen to admit of his coming I would know the situation. Is there any possibility of your going into the Yosemite next year?Now as to your book. I am sorry you did not ask me to read the proof, but I appreciate your motive in not wishing to give me the alleged trouble. However, as the "labor we delight in physics pain" I have volunteered to read the proof, without invitation; not that I expect to find anything of serious import, but because I am thoroughly interested in the volume and might as well read it now as later. The first01821
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