Harold J. White
State Normal School, San Jose.
June 3rd, 1904.
Mr. John Muir,
Contra Costa Co., Cal.
While doing some advanced work in education along the line of children's literature in the San Jose Normal School, my attention was called to the fact that your story "An Adventure With a Dog and a Glacier", could be used as a story for children in the higher grades. Accordingly at the first opportunity, I read it to a class of eighth grade children in the Training School. They responded with such strong expressions of appreciation as to convince me of its worth as an animal story for shildren. So far as I have been able to as certain, it is a favorite with teachers of Literature and English, several of the Normal Faculty being among the number.
I understand that it has not bean published except in the Century Magazine and is, therefore, quite out of the reach of most children.
Will you give me the permission to secure a publisher for "AN Adventure With a Dog and a Glacier" in book form if I can get it designed and illustrated in a manner satisfactory to you? Hoping to hear from you soon and that we shall be able to come to a satisfactory agreement in regard to the proposition, I beg to sign myself,
Yours, with highest respect and esteem,
San Jose [Calif.]
1904 Jun 03
Original letter dimensions: 26 x 21 cm.
White, Harold J., "Letter from Harold J. White to John Muir, 1904 Jun 3." (1904). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 2781.
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