R[obert] U[nderwood] Johnson
s. & c.EDITORIAL-DEPARTMENTTHE CENTURY- MAGAZINEUNION-SQUARE-NEW-YORKNovember 9, 1899R. W. GILDER, EDITOR.R.U.JOHNSON,ASSOCIATE EDITOR.C. C. BUEL,ASSISTANT EDITOR.Mr. John Muir,Martinez, Cal.My dear Muir,I was very much delighted to get your letter of the 8th of October and to know that the Harriman expedition was enlivened with so much cheerful verse.We think of calling Burroughs's articles,"Burroughsing [illegible] Muir in tho Glacial Northwest." If they should call for a reply from you, it could be entitled "Muiring it wfth Burroughs"!It is good news to our firm that you are going to write the Yosemite book and the Alaska material.As to the dog story, your proposition came too late to enable us to reach the market this year.Books for the Christmas trade are all prepared in the summer time, and dummies of them sent about with an agent to get advance orders;so that, even if it were possible to rush it through now for the Christmas trade, it would be put out at a disadvantage. Mr. Scott, President of our company;with whom I have just spoken, says that we should like nothing better than a book of such stories from you for next year, and as I know you have several up your sleeve which would02439
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