R[obert] U[nderwood] Johnson
R.W. GILDER, EDITOR.
C. C. BUEL,
My dear John Muir,
Mrs. Mary Hallock Foote's address in San Francisco, at last accounts, was 1208 Leavenworth St. If you drop in on her, won't you tell her that you were up at our farm and saw her old friends, Helena deKay and Richard Watson Gilder; that you were at our house and saw us there; that you liked the farm, and that you hitched a glacier to it. By the way, I have written a great long piece (semi-humorous and semi-serious stanzas) about that hitching and I don't know whether to show the lines to you or not. Perhaps I may, and perhaps I mayn't
Meantime I am expecting a letter from you, beginning with your early childhood and going on with the vicis-situdes of youryouth, and later, the "Reteoliections of a Naturalist." When you send them to me I will have them copied and send copyback to you, and, before you know it, and without stopping your other work, you will have a charming series of papers of the kind we talked about, that will be useful, amusing and instructive.
[illegible]John Muir, Esq
1899 Mar 17
Original letter dimensions: 26.5 x 21 cm.
Johnson, Robert Underwood, "Letter from R[obert] U[nderwood] Johnson to John Muir, 1899 Mar 17." (1899). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 2366.
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