EDITORIAL ROOMSHOUGHTON MIFFLIN COMPANY4 PARK. STREET BOSTONMay 25, 1909.Dear Mr. Muir,We have been greatly interested here in the report that comes to us from Mr. Ticknor that you are at work upon an autobiography. We can think of few books which we should take more pride and satisfaction in publishing than this. It seems to us that there would be a special appropriateness in your giving it to us, and you may be sure that we should make every effort to arrange for its publication upon terms entirely satisfactory to you, and that the sale of the book would not suffer in our hands through any lack of enthusiasm for the author and his works. Furthermore, the Editors of the Atlantic Monthly are keenly interested in the news of the Autobiography, and would like to consider the possibility of serializing it in that magazine. Can we not, perhaps, all cooperate, then, in its publication in both serial and book fbrm ?We should be grateful if you would let us know the present situation of your work upon the Autobiography and tell us your wishes in regard to the arrangements for its publication.Please believe usSincerely yours,[illegible]John Muir, Esq.04507
1909 May 25
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