W. A. Wilde and Co.


John Muir


110 Boylston Street.

Boston, JUly 13/00 189

Dear Sir:-

It has been suggested to us that we take the liberty off writing you with the hopes that it may result in mutual benefit to us both at some later period.
For some twelve years we have been publishing for young people from about the age of 16 to 22, literature which should be both helpful and instructive, interesting enough to be included both in school libraries and to find its place on the shelves of our public libraries. We have made every effort to maintain a high standard along this line. Herewith, enclosed, find our catalogue, and I think the names of the authors themselves will show you that our list of books is A. No. I.
You have been suggested to us as one who would be likely to write us a story of western life which would meet all these requirementa We should be very much pleased if you would give this subject some thought and let us know how you feel concerning it.
We have always borne the reputation of being just towards our authors, making their interest and our own one.
Trusting that we may hear from you favorably,we beg to remain
Most sincerely yours,
Mr. John Muir [illegible]

wartInez, Calif.




Date Original

1900 Jul 13


Original letter dimensions: 28 x 21.5 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 11, Image 0279

Collection Identifier

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

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