[Robert Underwood] Johnson
4But mark you I dont know when these things will be written. I can't [dash?] off things to order on time & therefore refuse to be time tied.As to the Klondike I may possibly go there next summer to see the flrs & trees. If I do you shall have the refusal of any magazine stuff I may write. but you will have to pay well for it. Last summer I wrote three Alaska letters for the S.F. Examiner an urgent request for which I was paid $50 a column. & offered as much more than this as I might think right to ask - By the way the little Atlantic pays more than the Century - probably too much. Still it shows encouraging appreciation of my awkward efforts.Mrs M & I have run over your new book of poems & wonder how you could have found time amid the drudging of Editorial work to write so many fine things. The way Mrs M [devoured?] your Slav Tesla rhymes You may imagine. Tell Electric Tesla that I feel his draw over all the continent, & will gladly give way to it whenever I can, & now Happy New Year & Goodbye.Ever Yours John Muir
Original letter dimensions unknown.
Reel 10, Image 0033
The unpublished works of John Muir are copyrighted by the Muir-Hanna Trust. To purchase copies of images and/or obtain permission to publish or exhibit them, see http://www.pacific.edu/Library/Find/Holt-Atherton-Special-Collections/Fees-and-Forms-.html
The Bancroft Library, University of California at Berkeley. Please contact this institution directly to obtain copies of the images or permission to publish or use them beyond educational purposes.