Eds. Scribner's Monthly [Robert Underwood Johnson]


John Muir


Editorial Rooms of Scribner’s Monthly, 743 Broadway, New York, Sept 28 1877.

John Muir, Esq., Dear Sir:

We suppose that Mr Drake has already men- tioned the contem- plated publication of your paper on the California bird in the January numb[illegible]. Meanwhile we be[illegible] that you will tell


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us whether you have in mind any other papers suitable for Scribner. In fact we should be glad to learn what are your enthusiasms and whether you have time to put them on paper. We have thought of a paper on Farm Life in California – the picturesque side of it – but do not know whether you would write spontaneously of the subject. As our best work is unsolicited, we hesitate about naming subjects, but trust that, if our [overtures?] are welcome to you, you will frankly write us, suggesting the topics that are nearest your heart. We are indeed

[in margin: Most sincerely yours, Eds. Scribner’s Monthly]


New York

Date Original

1877 Sep 28


Original letter dimensions: 21 x 13.5 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 03, Image 0573

Collection Identifier

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

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Environmentalist, naturalist, travel, conservation, national parks, John Muir, Yosemite, California, history, correspondence, letters



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