George H. Mifflin
thought it would prove a pleasant surprise in the next copyright accounting to find this unexpected by-product, but of course also we ought to have written you at the time, and to have sent you a copy, which we now do. We also add a copy of the trade edition, the issue of which was an afterthought, the real purpose for the book being as a Reading Circle edition, I am sure, however, you will forgive what was really an innocent, action our part in jaofet consulting you in advance.May I take this occasion to voice the delight which everyone has found in that charming little story, "Stickeen"?Sincerely yours,[illegible]4 PARK STREETBOSTONJune 2,1909.John Muir, Esq.,Dear Mr. Muir:Our Mr, B, H. Ticknor, Jr., has just returned from his California trip, and, confirming his letters, has told us of your many kindnesses to him. On this and on every other account I greatly regret any seeming discourtesy involved in our use of your material for "In American Fields and Forests" without first consulting you. This was explained in our recent letter, but as I was personally wholly at fault in the matter, I Want to add this further word.Of course we never had any other idea than to pay each author pro rata for the material used, and as I was very sure of the willingness of all to cooperate, I04514
1909 Jun 2
Original letter dimensions: 20 x 25 cm.
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