R[obert] U[nderwood] Johnson
November 14, 1901.
Mr. JOhn Muir,
My dear Muir:
What do you say to writing for The Century an article on the Grand Casion of the Colorado? Mr. Maxfield Parrish, one of our best artists, is going to the Southwest to illustrate some other articles for us, and is going into the Grand Canon. We have asked him to make a series of pictures. Will you do the text? If I remember correctly you did not include this subject in your Atlantic series or in the Houghton book, but even if you did you can write another article for us on the same subject.I should say that five or six thousand words would do. Mr. Parrish has just left for Phoenix, Arizona. We presume it will not be necessary for you to go down to the canon again.
Please let me know how you are inclined to this proposition and how soon you can send us the text.
Mr. John Muir, Martinez, California.
Extension of the Merit system - [illegible] high in office & foremost in the fight for the [illegible] of the Cleveland [illegible] that only by granting the [illegible] system to West Senators were they [illegible] You will know ableness in bringing things to pass [illegible] encourages lovers of forests God bless you
1901 Nov 14
Original letter dimensions: 26.5 x 21 cm.
Johnson, Robert Underwood, "Letter from R[obert] U[nderwood] Johnson to John Muir, 1901 Nov 14." (1901). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 4481.
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