John Muir


[Herbert] Gleason


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(In response to a letter inquiring as to the progress of his book on Alaska, for which Houghton Mifflin Co. had asked me to prepare the illustrations)Martinez, May 7, 1914.Dear Mr. Gleason:I'm sorry to hear you have had the grippe. I too have had a long rough attack of the vile disease, lasting most of the winter. Glad you are going to Alaska, hut I'll not be able to go with you. The book comes on slowly, at a mere grippe pace. I have a large number of drawings for reproduction, and I wish you were here to make 'em under my directions, at any cost. The book goes to Houghton Mifflin Co., - promised them ten years ago. After this is off my hands I hope to go on with my autobio[graphical] story, - an endless job. With kindest regards to Mrs. Gleason, and wishing you all good luck in your fine work, I am everYours faithfully.John Muir.05744


Martinez [Calif.]

Date Original

1914 May 7


Original letter dimensions unknown.

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Reel 22, Image 0303

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