Walter H. Page
EDITORIAL OFFICE OFThe Atlantic Monthly,BOSTON.3.to have the pleasure of publishing them for you year after year until we have "The Works of John Muir" in as many volumes as you have the courage to put forth---the more the better.In the meantime, there are two or three other things about which we have talked that I hope you will definitely agree to do.One is the plan that professor Sargent so earnestly insists upon, and that I so earnestly second, and that the whole world so earnestly wishes you to do, of writing an article, or two or three articles, about the Grand Canon of Colorado, these afterwards to make a book. It is absolutely necessary that this great region as well as the Yosemite should be described by you, else you will not do the task that God sent you to do.Then again, you are sometime, as soon as you feel like it, to write an Atlantic article about Sargent's Silva.4.When you get home you are to sort the old newspaper letters that you wrote and about which people still inquire and which they still pick up, and see if there is not the making of a book in them. I not only think there will be, but from what you told me about these things I feel sure there will be. If you will be good enough to send the whole pile here and let us go over it and see what plan we can suggest and submit to you, it will give us great pleasure to put all the work necessary on it the way or arrangement or suggestion, and perhaps we can get a book out of this which may be published even before your National Park book.With the pleasantest possible, recollections of your visit, and with the hope that we may see you again in Boston before you go West, believe me.Very heartily yours,Walter H. PageMr. John Muir.02489
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