R[obert] U[nderwood] Johnson
November 8, 1901.
R. W. GILDER, EDITOR.
R. U. JOHNSON,
C. C. BUEL,
My dear Muir:
We have just had a note from C. D. Robinson asking us whether we would like to have an illustrated article on the regions which he has visited and sketched in the different Yosemites of California. I have told him frankly that we should be glad to see a selection of illustrations but that we should want to have the text written by you, after which,if he desired, his other sketches and material could be used elsewhere. I presume that you are familiar with his sketches and the ground covered. What we should like to know is whether a fresh and impressive looking article could be made on this general subject. Please let us hear from you. Of course we do not wish to interfere with the preparation of your Autobiography, which we understand is well under way.
What a long time it has been since I have heard from you! My family are all well. The young author and his wife have settled down in Paris, where he lsf [illegible] his
literary studies. I hope Mrs. Muir and the girls are as well as you must be. Give me some news of you.
Did you hear anything drop on the 5th of this month? We succeeded after a long and hard campaign in giving Tammany what one of Its men would call "the grand bounce," and the rebound may have extended even to San Francisco.
With unabated affection,
Always sincerely yours,
Mr. John Muir.
1901 Nov 8
Original letter dimensions: 26.5 x 21 cm.
Johnson, Robert Underwood, "Letter from R[obert] U[nderwood] Johnson to John Muir, 1901 Nov 8." (1901). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 4476.
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