Walter H. Page
2book publication of your matter.1) You are to get on as fast as you will with the essays that we have been publishing about the National Parks, and as soon as they are done you will put them in proper order and shape for a book, the completed manuscript of which we hope to have by next spring,[illegible] so that it may be issued early next fall on our fall List.2) Then, as soon as you conveniently can, you will turn to the preparation of a book about Alaska. As much of it as you wish we will of course first use in the Atlantic, and we hope that we shall be able to begin to publish these articles as soon as practicable after you have done with the articles on the public parks.The programme thus far calls definitely for two books, the latter of which we hope to have at the very latest a year after you turn in the manuscript of the first one.Then, as you proceed with the further businessof book-making, it is our expectation EDITORIAL OFFICE OFThe Atlantic Monthly,BOSTON.November 3, 1898.Dear Mr. Muir,The day you went off the publishers gave me a check for you in payment of your article that appears in the November Atlantic, and I have been wishing to get it.[illegible] to you ever since. Of course, too, I have been hoping that you would come back to Boston. Professor Sargent tells me now that you are still in New York and that you are going to Florida with him, and he says that a letter addressed in care of Mr. Johnson will reach you. I therefore enclose the check and beg your pardon for not having caused it to reach you sooner. Please let me hear that you.have received itI now write down, for the sake of clearness, and to make a record of it, what you were good enough to tell me when you were here about our expectations concerning the02489
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