John Muir


[Robert Underwood] Johnson


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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


Martinez [Calif.]

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