[First draft of letter,in note-book]
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.
Original letter dimensions: 21 x 17 cm.
Muir, John, "Letter from [John Muir] to [Bliss] Perry, [1903 Jan ?]." (1903). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 2517.
Reel 13, Image 0138
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