R[obert] U[nderwood] Johnson


John Muir


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J.M.2.few pages have been sent to the foundry, but I shall have a good chance at the rest.Now as to your article on "The Discovery of Glacier Bay". In looking it over with reference to the arrangement of the cuts I find what I had not before noticed - that you have said very little in regard to the Muir Glacier,-hardly anything, in fact,- and as the article as it now stands is not a long one I wish you could send us a thousand or twelve hundred words of description of that great glacier. What if you do not actually explore it until a later time? It is an integral part of your subject and a description of the main features of the glacier will be expected. Moreover, we have made a lot of illustrations of it which need some appropriate mention.Mr. Gilder and the publishers both think that it would be better for us to use your article after the appearance of the book, or at the time of its appearance, rather than before, the fact being that we have to make room in the August, September and October numbers for a lot of articlee which are to appear in book form and therefore cannot wait. We are especially embarrassed this year in that respect, though every year there is more or less of this sort of thing.I do not send you back the manuscript because we want to send it soon to the printer; but if you will send me the addition about the Muir Glacier I will see that it is fitted in.01821


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