John Muir


Walter H. Page


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Martinez, California, Apr 16, 1897.Dear Sir,I sent off today an article to Harpers Weekly on parks & reservations & now I'm going to see what I can do for the Atlantic. I may succeed in hammering & welding some ideas into shape for you but it will take a long time. You speak of forests lending themselves to this article business, but I never found anything lend itself to literature in my hands. When I write I find it hard unnatural work, & I have to go out for "articles" compel them to come in like a cowboy dragging steers with a rope. I have already got a tail - not tale - for a brushy article but the body & head are still in the Wilderness. Ever YoursJohn MuirWalter H. Page Esq./W H P


Martinez [Calif.]

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