W[illiam] B[elmont] Parker
EDITIONAL OFFICE OF
The Atlantic Mothly,
August 3, 1900.
Dear Mr. Muir,
We have been looking eagerly for your paper--the last of the papers on the Yosemite-which your telegram of June 11th bade us to expect in a month. We shall be very glad, if we may, to have it for the October number, out-of-door papers being somewhat belated after that issue, and we can include it if it reaches us by the 18th or 20th of the present month. This, to be sure, will give you but little time after receiving our letter, but we are writing in this way in the hope that our letter will find the paper all ready to start.
Will you, in sending us this paper, also give us your plan about the book on "Our National Parks" in which these articles were to be included ? We find on
looking them over that we have published since 1897 eight articles on the parks and forests, of which five are on the Yosemite, and if our suspicion is correct that the article we are now awaiting is to be also on the Yosemite, that will make six out of nine papers on this park and the whole number of papers would make a book probably about 76,000 or 78,000 words. The book would be brief, and it would, we think, lack proportion, giving so large an amount of space to one park. We are reminded in this relation that in your letters of July 16th and October 14th, '97, you mentioned three or four articles on the national parks which had appeared in the Century and which you said would naturally go into the little book.
Now we had hoped to have this book ready so that the house might add it to their fall list of this year, and we should be glad if it were possible still
1900 Aug 3
Original letter dimensions: 21.5 x 28 cm.
Parker, William Belmont, "Letter from W[illiam] B[elmont] Parker to John Muir, 1900 Aug 3." (1900). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 4293.
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