Walter H. Page


John Muir


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-1-THE WORLB'S WORKDOUBLE DAY, PAGE & COMPANY-PUBLISHERS34 UNION SQUARE, EAST NEW YORKWALTER H.PAGE EDITOROctober 3d, 1904.My dear Mr. Muir:One thing that you escaped by going around the world was a lot of letters from me. I congratulate you, therefore, not only on all the interesting things that you saw and learned, but likewise on many tiresome things that you escaped. But now your doom in come!I have your letter before me of long ago, in which you were good enough to tell me of your plans. You then had on the stocks a little book for the century people which you were going to call "Yosemite and other Yosemites". You wrote me that you had promised this to Mr. Johnson and that you felt under obligations to offer it to the century company. I presume that the arrangement stills holds good. But, if you have struck any snag, I simply wish to remind you of a mighty good publishing-house that I know of which would be glad to have it.-2-Then you went on to tell me of the "California tree and Shrub" book which you had talked over with dr. Merriam. And about this you were good enough to write me "you shall have the first sight of it". Remember, while you are reading this letter, that my eyes are turned westward directly on the meridian of Martinez, and I am looking for that book.The next thing you mentioned in the order of your plans when you wrote this letter was a book "all about walking, climbing and camping with a lot of illustrative excursions". For that, I mount the house-tops and look westward; for, from a publisher's poor point of view, this is worth more than the preceding one.Then you mentioned "Alaska - glaciers, forests, mountain travels, etc.", which will be a mighty good volume.The next that you mentioned was a book of studies on the action of landscape-making forces which you called "my main real book in which I'll have to ask my readers to cerebrate". Let me remind you that the readers are ready to begin cerebration; and I could find them and set them a-going, if I had the book.if I had the book.03452


New York

Date Original

1904-10-03 00:00


Original letter dimensions: 21.5 x 28 cm.

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Reel 14, Image 0576

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