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


John Muir


[letterhead: Editorial Rooms of Scribner’s Monthly, 743 Broadway, New York.] Apl. 24. 1878

Mr John Muir, Dear Sir; We have read your “Douglass Squirrel” and have not been surprised to find it a desirable paper. We have marked it [underlined: accepted] and will pass it over to our Art Editor, Mr. Drake, for illustration. Your Lake sketch has just come to hand and will receive early attention. Condense your

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Farm Life observations some time (when you have taken the subject to heart) and let us see the result. Mrs Foote is now in the East but her familiarity with California [ scenery?] would enable her to make charming pictures out of the [illegible]dest sketches. It is not necessary to repeat that we hold your work in high regard. You know that we are Sincerely yours, Ed. [ S.M.?]



New York

Date Original

1878 Apr 24


Original letter dimensions: 21 x 13.5 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 03, Image 0780

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