Walter H. Page


Walter H. Page


John Muir



have you made any definite arrangment about the publication of the book? If you have not, why might I not use such portions as you would care to have appear in magazine form, and then perhaps you will let me present the book publishing scheme to Messrs Houghton, Mifflin & Co?
I am looking forward with some eagerness to the coming of your next paper--on Parks.--Maybe these new papers will continue til they, too, make a volume.

Very Sincerely Yours,

Walter H. Page

John Muir Esq.


25, June, 1897.

Dear Mr Muir:

We are getting your paper on The American Forests ready for the press, and Professor Sargent is writing to accompany it a brief statement of the recent work done to preserve them. That Professor Sargent is writing this little accompanying paper is a sort of secret, and I would not tell it outside the family.
He told me the other day that you have in preparation a book about Alaska. If that be the case, let me ask if there be not portions of it that might be used in the Atlantic before they are published in book form. And, by the way,




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1897 Jun 25


Original letter dimensions: 21.5 x 28 cm.

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

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