Walter H. Page
read and corrected here, because it could hardly follow you to Alaska and I could not for a moment think of delaying its publication until you should come back and have time to read the proof and send it across the continent to me again. This is too good a thing to wait that long for. Besides, your copy is very plain indeed, and I think we shall make no mistakes.Very heartily yours,Walter [illegible]Mr. John Muir. June 3, 1899.My dear Mr. Muir,This will not reach you, I know, until you get back from Alaska, and then it will sound like a chapter of ancient history; but I write to acknowledge the article on the Yosemite Park and your promise, as soon as wind and weather permit, of the other; articles about specific features of the Park, to which I look forward with very keen anticipation. I hope that you and Mr. Burroughs and all the other boys are having a good time, as of course I know you are, and when you come back you ought to write at four or five times your usual speed. Then, as now, you may know that the wide pages of the Atlantic yawn for you.I shall undertake to have your proof02591
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