Walter H. Page


Walter H. Page


John Muir


ber, for with that the magazine will have completed its fortieth year, and we wish to make it as notable an issue as we possibly can. Several of the most interesting writers now living have been kind enough to promise papers for that particular number. I should like very much to publish your article on parks then. Indeed, unless I hear from you to the contrary forthwith, I shall take the liberty of announcing that paper from you for that number. For this use we ought to have your manuscript as early in August as you can conveniently send it.
Nothing has been said in our correspondent about the compensation for your article on forests. The Atlantic does not usually pay as high a rate as the illustrated magazines, the Century for instance, for the obvious reason that it has not so large a circulation nor so large an income. Within its own modest limits, however, it always aims to be fair, and if you will be kind enough to set the honorarium yourself, we shall expect to meet your wishes.02291EDITORIAL OFFICE OF
BOSTONMay 27, 1897.Dear Sir;-I have the pleasure to acknowledge the receipt of your article on American Forests and I send you my heartiest thanks. We have had nothing in the Atlantic Monthly for a long time that it gives me more pleasure to publish, both by reason of the subject and of the writer.
I’ value very highly, too, the postscript to your letter in which you say that you will write for us an article on Parks, meaning thereby, I presume, the great national reservations; but whether this be your specific meaning or not, I pray that you will write it and send us the manuscript at your earliest convenience
We shall use your article on forests in the August number of the Atlantic, for which we are beginning now to put material together. The October number will be an anniversary num-

BOSTON.With very hearty appreciation of your kindness,Very Truly yours,
Walter H. Page
Mr. John Muir02291[illegible]



Date Original

1897 May 27


Original letter dimensions: 21.5 x 28 cm.

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Reel 09, Image 0883

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Online finding aid for the microform version of the John Muir Correspondence

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Environmentalist, naturalist, travel, conservation, national parks, John Muir, Yosemite, California, history, correspondence, letters



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