John Muir


[John Muir]


[Bliss] Perry


[First draft of letter,in note-book]

[Bliss Perry]


Dear Mr.Perry:

I'm afraid I'll not be able to prepare an article for the July Atlantic. I want to start on a long trip with Sargent next May, and it will probably be as much or more than I can do to get the work already undertaken off my hands by that time; for alas my pen is slow, slow as a glacier. If like Scott or Lockhart or Kit North I could keep ms.sheets flying like ripe leaves in a gale, be assured, dear Editor, the little article you want would be on wing to you this very day. Anyhow, I'll try to find time for something or other, though of course you will not count on me.

Sincerely yours,

[John Muir]


[Martinez, Calif.]

Circa Date

[1903 Jan]


Original letter dimensions: 21 x 17 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 13, Image 0138

Collection Identifier

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

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Muir-Hanna Trust

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Environmentalist, naturalist, travel, conservation, national parks, John Muir, Yosemite, California, history, correspondence, letters



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