Ed. S[cribner's] M[onthly] [Robert Underwood] Johnson


John Muir



Editorial Rooms of Scribner’s Monthly, 743 Broadway, New York. Dec. 13. 1877.

Mr John Muir; Dear Sir, Your frank letter of the 4” gives us a great deal of pleasure. We hasten to reply, in hopes that this letter may reach you before you send the Ms. of the paper on Farm Life. Mrs Arthur Foote nee Miss May [ Hallah?] (the artist) is now in Santa Cruz Cal. and we are in hopes that you and she may be able to work in [ concert?] in the illus- tration of the paper. She has been living at New Almaden, Cal. and is to some extent familiar with the charactistics of your [ Scenez, Our Mr [best guess: Eilde?]

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incloses his card introducing you and begs that you will consult with her in regard to the sketches, some of which she may be able to make. (Mr Eilder has written to Mrs. Foote by this post.) The February Num- ber of Scribner will contain a paper by Mrs. Foote on “A California Mining Camp” illustrated by herself, as well as your little [ bir?] half], with which we are more and more delighted. As regards other papers, we should like you to feel that we desire to see everything you write. The quality of your work is in keeping with the tone we are aiming to give to Scribner. We think you will have no reason to complain in the matter of compensation and other kinds of appreciation. In [underlined: haste], Sincerely yours. Ed [ S.?] M. Johnson


New York

Date Original

1877 Dec 13


Original letter dimensions: 20 x 25 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 03, Image 0649

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