M. H. Myrick
Dec. 14, 1897
My dear Mr Muir-
The other day some friends of ours who are readers and have traveled inquired, "Do you know the man who wrote about the Stickeen dog?" We said yes, we are glad to know him--he has told that story at our house. Well," said our friends, "the next time he comes to you, you must let us meet him for we want to see and know a man who can write such a charming story." That, coming from such people, is praise, for they are bright people. We tell this to you, because we know your Scotch level head will not be turned.
And then that article about the American Forests_ I am sure it will have effect. Mr. Runcie is going to Washington to meet [Cal?] Young_ and he will use that article with members of Congress.
Last October, in a speech before the Unitarian Club here on the Hawaiian question, I used your frontispiece to "Mountains of California," as a text, and I think with effect. I sent to you a copy of the pamphlet, so that you might know of my "piracy."
As to the dog story, I recollect I urged you to write it up, for I wanted others to know it. While,in print,it does not, of course, possess the charm of delivery in your quaint way, yet it is fine - as our friends appreciate.
Said Oliver Twist, "more_more!"
M H Myrick
1897 Dec 14
Original letter dimensions: 27.5 x 21.5 cm.
Myrick, M. H., "Letter from M. H. Myrick to John Muir, 1897 Dec 14." (1897). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 2043.
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