R[obert] U[nderwood] Johnson
Harriman — a call which resulted in a very kind and neither unsympathetic nor unpromising letter, though she made no commitment. I am now writing her to say that this new gift has been offered and asking if I may come to speak to her again.Just at this junction, you can be of great service if you will write her again and incidentally say a good word for me personally (as a trustworthy person and one who does my share in any enterprise) and for the need of such an in[illegible]tion for upholding ideals and standards. it is [moreover?] a great opportunity for any one who wishes to help American literature and arts.I am eager to get good news of you my dear friend. Put down November 18-21 for the New York joint meeting of Academy and Institute It will be a memorable occasion and we want you here. Something very special is in preparation. Believe me dear Muir with unchanging esteem, affectionately your comrade and friend,R.U. Johnson.[in margin: Private]327 Lexington AveNew York,March 26. 1914.My dear Muir:Osborn has told me of having seen you (I wish I had been in his place) and that you are getting happily over your long siege of the grippe. I am rejoiced at this and I beg of you to devote yourself to building up your health so that you may go on with your most important literary work.I hope you will not take too much to heart the apparent victory of the San Franciscans05728
1914 Mar 26
Original letter dimensions: 20.5 x 26 cm.
Reel 22, Image 0251
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