W[illiam] G. Chapman


John Muir


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Telephone, 2377 MainCable Address, Gerard-ChicagoINTERNATIONAL PRESS BUREAUW. G. CHAPMAN, Manager84-86 LA SALLE STREETCHICAGONEWSPAPERFEATURESPUBLISHERS' AND AUTHORS'AGENTS#2.If this idea appeals favorably to you I should be very happy to discuss it with you in greater detail. The best form such a series should take, I believe, would be twelve papers of about 2,000 words each, devoted to the "human interest" of the woods, fields, waters and their denizens--not a scientific dissertation, but a record of your observations presented in a manner that would appeal to and be understood by the average city dweller who has but little opportunity to study Nature at first hand.I am prompted to write you in this connection after perusing a review of your book, "STICKEEN", which I am anxious to read at the first opportunity.Trusting that the foregoing will appeal to you in some measure, and that I may be favored with an expression at your convenience, believe me to be,Yours very sincerely,[illegible]Manager[illegible]Daily Service of Humor by Great American HumoristsDaily Short Story ServiceSerials, Short Stories, etc.W. D. Nesbit's "Sermons in Song""The Kitchen Cabinet" Daily Household Feature"Mme. Merri's Novel Entertainments" Weekly Feature04475



Date Original

1909 Apr 5


Original letter dimensions: 28 x 21.5 cm.

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File Identifier

Reel 18, Image 0362

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