43 and 45 East Nineteenth Street
February 27, 1907.
Mr. John Muir,
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. "
1907 Feb 27
Original letter dimensions: 27.5 x 43 cm.
Elder, Paul, "Letter from Paul Elder to John Muir, 1907 Feb 27." (1907). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 3656.
Reel 16, Image 0651
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