Walter H. Page
Martinez, California, Apr 16, 1897.
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.
Walter H. Page Esq./
W H P
1897 Apr 16
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Muir, John, "Letter from John Muir to Walter H. Page, 1897 Apr 16." (1897). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 2231.
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