152 W. 57th [St?]
New York April 5th
My dear Mr Muir: -
Your note with postal order enclosed came two or three days ago. Mr [Dellenbaugh?] sent out the letters to the fellows some time ago, and a great proportion have been heard from. This plan I really did not know much about until a short time ago and was told I was put upon the Committee, after the letters had been sent out. Many of the men felt if this sort of thing could be well done they would be relieved of a feeling of obligation. Those that do not contribute, for any cause, need have no feeling about it. It was thought that [Dellenbaugh?] and I could look after the design. The work
is now in the hands of the Silversmiths and should be completed in about four weeks. The price is the $400.00 and nearly all of the money is already in hand. This is the first really Spring-like day we have had, the English Sparrows are sitting on my window sill chattering away at each other and flying around with straws in their bills, preparing to build their nests. The Century Magazine people are preparing [illegible] two articles, of a narrative character, by Burroughs, and I am assisting in illustrating the articles. If you come this way don't fail to let me know.
Very [Sincerely] Yours
R. Swain Gifford
1900 Apr 5
Original letter dimensions: 18 x 22.5 cm.
Gifford, R. Swain, "Letter from R.Swain Gifford to John Muir, 1900 Apr 5." (1900). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 4262.
Reel 11, Image 0197
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