Paul Elder


Paul Elder


John Muir


New York
43 and 45 East Nineteenth Street

February 27, 1907.

Mr. John Muir,
Martinez, Cal.

My Dear Mr. Muir:-

I acknowledge receipt of your letter of February 11th. Naturally I am sorry that ay suggestion has come at a tine when you do not fool prepared to make a decision. You mention in this letter that you have thought of publishing it separately as a booklet. This is exactly the proposal that we are making and should you decide to do so at any tine I trust that you will remember our application.
In point of fact I am extremely anxious to have the privilege of publishing it. I hare enjoyed the sketch personally very much and it works so perfectly into our plans for the series of Western Classics that I consider it will be of particular value to no at the present tine. If by any chance the amount that I mentioned does not moot with your views I would be very happy indeed to double it for the privilege.
I know you will not misunderstand my frankness or feel that I am over urgent . I feel that I can express your sketch in a creditable form and that it will be of service to us in advancing the early period of our publishing enterprise in New York.


Very truly yours,





P. S. I trust you understand that the form of publication we had in mind was of an Individual volume. I did not have any intention of using it in a collected volume with other material. Your remark quoted above causes me to think that I may possible have given you the wrong impression. P.E. "


New York

Date Original

1907 Feb 27


Original letter dimensions: 27.5 x 43 cm.

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File Identifier

Reel 16, Image 0651

Collection Identifier

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

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