S. S. McClure
THE S.S. McCLURE COMPANY,
NEW YORK AND LONDON,
EDITORIAL ROOMS. 141 EAST TWENTY-FIFTH ST. NEW YORK.
April 9, 1901.
Mr. John Muir.
My dear Sir:
Will you not lot no introduce to you, Mr. Hay Stannard Baker, of the staff of Ms Clure's Magazine For a long tine it has boon our hope to have a good article about yourself in the magazine and I have aeked Mr. Baker, who is one of our moot valued associates, to see you while in the West, and find if you would not be willing to give him the material for the article I have in mind. I feel sure that you will find Mr. Baker, sympathetic with, and intelligent in comprehending your ideas. If you will be good enough to talk with him, I feel sure that he can convince you that he will prepare an article that you will be willing to have given to the public
In these personal sketches of prominent living persons which we are securing for Me Clure*s Magazine, our object is not to gratify vulgar curiosity about the personal life of individuals, but to present the stories of great ideals and of big lives well lived, in such a way that they will be an inspiration to everybody. I feel sure that you will understand, and approve of our aim, after talking with Mr. Baker, You may be sure, my dear Mr. Muir, that I shall be very grateful to you, if you will be good enough to allow him to visit you
Very sincerely yours.
1901 Apr 9
Original letter dimensions: 20 x 25 cm.
McClure, S. S., "Letter from S. S. McClure to John Muir, 1901 Apr 9." (1901). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 4405.
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