Frank H. Scott


Frank H. Scott


John Muir


33:East:17th:St:(UNION SQUARE)

Frank H.Scott,Prest.
William W.Ellsworth,Secretary.

November 22, 1899.

John Muir,Esq.,
Martinez, California.

My dear Mr.Muir:-

Mr.Johnson has just handed me your letter of November 16th., enclosing one from President Jordan, which I herewith return.
You will,perhaps,remember that this matter came up about a year ago when they requested permission to reprint in this book not only "The Water Ouzel," but also "An Adventure with a Dog and a Glacier."After considering the matter, we wrote to President Jordan and to the publishers,D. C. Heath & Co.,expressing our regrets that in the best interests of the copyright we could not see our way to granting the request.We also wrote to you under date of December 1st., 1898; and, as explaining our position in the matter, I cannot do better than to enclose a copy of that letter, which you may have mislaid.
I am glad to see that you think well of Mr. Johnson's suggestion of a collection of stories for another book, and shall look forward with eagerness to their publication.It seems to me that you already have in your mind an excellent lay-out.Now,if you can only get it on paper we shall be delighted.Believe me

Very truly yours,



New York

Date Original

1899 Nov 22


Original letter dimensions: 24 x 29 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 10, Image 1091

Collection Identifier

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

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