R[obert] U[nderwood] Johnson
June 27, 1905.
R.W. GILDER, EDITOR.
R. U. JOHNSON,
.C. C. BUEL,
My dear Muir:
I hope you can send are good news of your daughter's health and let me know your whereabouts and your plans for the summer. Are you by any chance going to Mount Tacoma on that expedition of the Sierra Club? If so, we'd like to have a short article on the subject. We have had two or three offers but have declined them as they would probably be the ordinary newspaper account of a trip. What we should want would be your description of the character of the mountain.
It being part of my business in life to lay out your literary work for you, I suggest that you might elaborate your article on the Grand Canon so as to make a book of it which every traveler to that wonderland would have to buy. But first we ought to have the Yosemite book, combining the practical with the poetic. Do let me know how you are coming on. Our publishers have recently been asking.
John Muir, Esq.
Original letter dimensions: 26 x 21 cm.
Johnson, Robert Underwood, "Letter from R[obert] U[nderwood] Johnson to John Muir, 1905 Jnn 27." (1905). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 3356.
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