[Theodore P.] Lukens
Thanking for letter & quotation from [Yosemit?] book. 51 mistakes in book.Martinez, Cal. Aug. 1, 1912Dear friend Lukens:I thank you for your kind letter of July 3d, with quotation from the Yosemite book, & the more important appreciation of the book from yourself & family. As to the errors in it when I first read it on my return from Africa, I found no fewer than 51 which the publishers promise to correct in the next edition.When I handed in the manuscript I told them to set it up but on no account to publish until I had returned & read the proof Instead they went right ahead depending on their own very poor proofreaders. I'll see that sort of work does not occur againI may be in Pasadena ere long. With all good wishes to yourself & family including Helen & [Luther?] I am ever faithfully your friendJohn Muir
1912 Aug 1
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