John Muir


[Robert Underwood] Johnson


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(61)Martinez, Jan. 7. 1898My dear Johnson.I'm not kidnapped, nor have I been beguiled into signing away any of my own or Century rights.The fuss you make about the bits of things I write is most flattering. As to the forestry articles two have been published & I'm at work on three others. The Yellowstone, Yosemite, & Sequoia National Parks. Sargent started them. He urged Page to write & write & got me started on them. Page offering my own term both for the magazine & book. Knowing what you had already done on forestry I had no reason to hope the Century would accept them. & I wanted to do all I could for the woods. Then spurred on as before by Sargent & others Page inquired whether I had made any engagement with the Century for an Alaska book & finding the ground clear offered to print the whole book chapter by chapter on a month


Martinez [Calif.]

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