H[orace] H. Walters


John Muir


Chicago Jan 1899

John Muir

My Dear Sir

With this please find the "first fruits" of your generous contribution to the cause of the birds or what will be when sent out. This article of Mr. Dutcher's was "set up" in this form, with the intention of sending the same to all the [Agl.?] papers of the country, to serve as "copy"; it is just off the press. Just at this point (after letters had been written, and envelopes addressed to the [Agl.?] papers,) comes a letter from Mr. Lacey (Member from Iowa) saying that the bills in the Senate and the House has been joined, and the dual bill sent to a com. of conference this seems to be the critical time: so I wrote to Mr. Lacey and to Senator Hoar,


offering them the use of these slips as campaign documents, to use among the Members and Senators: so if they are wanted to Congress, another lot will be printed to send to the press. Mrs. Reginald de Koven (wife of the operatic composer, and daughter of Mr. Farmwell) has offered to write an article for a magazine, if I will secure publication. Can you offer any suggestions as to best method of doing this? What do you think of the argument in Mr. Dutchers article. I paid for printing this article, so as to save your remittance entirely for postage. Still hoping to receive an article from your pen, I remain

Yours truly

H. H Waters





Original letter dimensions: 25.5 x 20.5 cm.

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