R[obert] U[nderwood] Johnson
January 24th, 1898.R.W.GILDER, EDITOR.R.U. JOHNSON,ASSOCIATE EDITOR.C.C. BUEL.ASSISTANT EDITOR.Mr. John Muir,Martinez, Cal.My dear Muir,Your frank and interesting letter of the 7th of January has come to hand, and I am sorry to have misunderstood your note regarding the "Memoranda of an Explorer," as before I went to Europe I certainly understood that you would try your hand at this.I inclose a letter from Mr. Scott, the President of our Company, which you will find not lacking in friendliness. We are very glad to have it explicitly understood that we are to have your book on the Yosemite and anything you may write on the Klondike, and the other articles you speak of--the "Sled Trip across the Muir Glacier," the "Auroras," and the article on the "Salmon.”We are very glad to have our distinguished century contributors appreciated by other houses from a financial point of view. It is not difficult after one magazine has exploited a writer to find other magazines willing to step in and pay a larger price than he has been receiving; but we hold ourselves ready to pay the market price for anything we take, and you need not have nay solicitude02388
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