Creator

R[obert] U[nderwood] Johnson

Recipient

John Muir

Transcription

23rd September, 1889.

My dear Muir:

I thank you very much for your attention to my telegram. You know we print nearly six weeks in advance of our issue, and I did not want to delay the Yosemite business later than the December number if possible to avoid it. I hope what you say will be direct and vigorous; it need not be comprehensive.
As I have already said, we should certainly like to have you write the paper on Kings River Canon, and then we can print the two papers in successive numbers of the Magazine. Whatever you do, do not leave it too long before beginning it. We can print them sometime during the next year; the sooner the better.
I regret to say that Central Park has not escaped the epidemic of attack upon public reservations. It is probably to be invaded for the Worlds Fair.
Yes, I have had two or three letters from Robinson which go beyond anything I have yet seen in the way of over-statement. I shall carefully avoid leaning on him in print, though the materials he has collected are indispensable.
I thank you very much for the photograph of the children, which is altogether lovely. I will try to send you one of my chicks in exchange before long. Meantime I send you a little

0/379

J.M.2

package of books for the family which I was not able to send you with "The Century" volumes, they having got off to you while I was away on vacation, Viz. August 26.

Very faithfully [illegible]
[illegible]

Mr John Muir
Martinez, California.

[illegible]

Location

…Union Square, New York

Date Original

1889 Sep 23

Source

Original letter dimensions: 27 x 21 cm.

Resource Identifier

muir06_0259-let.tif

File Identifier

Reel 06, Image 0259

Copyright Statement

Some letters written to John Muir may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

Owning Institution

University of the Pacific Library Holt-Atherton Special Collections. Please contact this institution directly to obtain copies of the images or permission to publish or use them beyond educational purposes.

Pages

2 pages

Share

COinS
 
 
 

To view the content in your browser, please download Adobe Reader or, alternately,
you may Download the file to your hard drive.

NOTE: The latest versions of Adobe Reader do not support viewing PDF files within Firefox on Mac OS and if you are using a modern (Intel) Mac, there is no official plugin for viewing PDF files within the browser window.