John Muir


[Robert Underwood] Johnson


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Martinez May 17, 1894,My dear Mr. Johnson,I haven't heard from you for a long time. Mrs. Muir keeps inquiring what has happened to Johnson? I tell her that you are up to the eyes in Magazine work, writing Polish poetry with Tesla etc.I should have asked you to read the M.S. of my little book but had not the heart to put such a burden on you. I have corrected the proof of the first four chapters. I see nothing of the Alaska articles yet. When are they coming out. You have not told me whether you liked the changes I made in them.I had a pleasant visit from Sargent a month ago. He is coming out again in the fall.The Sierra Club is going to blaze a trail & make a few bridges in the Tuolumne Canon. If I get through with proof reading in time I mean to lead the party. How would it do for you and Gilder to send your boys out here about a month from now & go through the Canon with me? I ll take good care of them, and after they reach our house they will require no blankets bread or money other than the Lord & I will provide--A good chance send them along Had a good letter the other day from David Douglas with his portrait. With kind regards to Mrs. Johnson I am ever yours trulyJohn Muir


Martinez [Calif.]

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