[F.] Bailey Millard
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
John Muir Esq
1906 Jul 3
Original letter dimensions: 27.5 x 21.5 cm.
Millard, F. Bailey, "Letter from [F.] Bailey Millard to John Muir, 1906 Jul 3." (1906). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 3549.
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