[F.] Bailey Millard


John Muir


New York, July 3 1906

Dear Mr. Muir

Jack London is about to undertake an adventurous voyage aroundthe world in a 45-foot boat, accompanied only by Mrs London, a male friend, a cook and cabin boy. He will write a series of articles about his voyage for the Cosmopolitan. A feature of his articles will be quotations from sealed letters to be opened while at sea. These letters will be written by well-known persons. They are to be of two hundred to three hundred words each, and are supposed to contain brief sentiments, words of cheer, etc. We should esteem it a great favor if you would contribute one of these letters, for which we are willing to pay at the rate of ten cents a word.
I would suggest that you write something on Mr. London's opportunities for observing nature with a scientific eye.
Will you kindly send your communication to the editor of the Cosmopolitan, that they may be credited and a check sent to you. It will then be sealed and forwarded with any superscription on the envelope which you may suggest.

Yours very truly

Bailey Millard

John Muir Esq



New York

Date Original

1906 Jul 3


Original letter dimensions: 27.5 x 21.5 cm.

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

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