R[obert] U[nderwood] Johnson
March 9, 1899.R.W.GILDER, EDITOR.R. U. JOHNSON,ASSOCIATE EDITOR.C C. BUBL,ASSISTANT EDITOR.Mr. John Muir,Martinez, California.My dear Muir,Mr. McAneny, secretary of the Civil-Service Reform Association, and Herbert Yfelsh of the Indian Bureau are going down very soon to Washington to see Hitchcock, the new secretary of the Interior. Before they go I am going to give McAnany some points with reference to the condition of the forest reserves. He will try to get them placed under the civil-service rules— or, at least, under a better system than now obtains. I will write a letter conveying the information you have recently given me.The chief object of this letter, however, is to ask you what progress you are making on your autobiography for The Century, beginning with your life in Scotland as a boy. I am deeply interested in this, as we all are, and we want it for The entury. There is nothing that you could write with more ease, or with more interest to the public, and I hope you will lose no time in beginning it. We should be glad to print it, both in the magazine and in book form, and to make it worth your while to write it. Please con-
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