Walter H. Page
is done may we not bring the books out for you?
I congratulate you on your new academic honors, which, however, are valuable less for the distinction that they confer on you, who do not need it, than as an indication that the great public, even including colleges, is waking up to an appreciation of your work. On such a fact as this the great American public, including even the colleges, is to be congratulated.
I herewith return at your request professor Sargent's letter and the newspaper clippings.
I pray you let me hear from you with regard to possible contributions from the two books with regard to the Yosemite and on Alaska; and not later than the middle of August I shall hope for the pleasure to receive the article on parks.
Very truly yours,
Mr. John Muir. EDITORIAL OFFICE OF
The Atlantic Monthly,
July 8, 1897.
Dear Mr. Muir,
It is with great pleasure that I received your letter this morning written on professor Sargent's letter to you. I congratulate myself that I may look for the article on parks in time for the October number, that is to say I shall expect the manuscript as early as practicable in August. That number now promises to have several notable features, and I think it safe to say that you will find yourself in most excellent company in it; but there will be nothing in it that I shall set greater value on than your article.
We are all greatly interested, too, in what you write about a little book on the Yosemite as well as about your hook on Alaska, but you do not answer my question whether there be any parts of these books which we may publish in advance in the Atlantic, and then after this
1897 Jul 8
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