John Muir


John Muir


Houghton, Mifflin Co.


[First draft of letter, in note-book #59] (19)


Messrs Houghton Mifflin Go.,Dear Sirs:

I heartily thank you for the advance copy of my book and the eleven copies you hold subject to my order. Please send a copy to the following addresses:
Annie Russell Bradford,Pres. Current Literature Club,Bonham,Texas Dr. J. H. Mellichamp, 1328 Carrollton Ave., New Orleans, La. Mr. R. U. Johnson, The Century Mag., Union Square, N.Y. Dr. C. Hart Merriam, Dept. of Agriculture, Washington, D.C. Mr. Vernon Bailey, Dept. of Agri., Washington, D.C Mr. Gifford Pinchot, U.S. Dept. of Agri., Washington, D.C.
I notice in several advertisements of the book that I am credited with most of the photo[s] that are reproduced in it. On the contrary none of them belong to me. I never took a single photograph. This claim should be struck out and given to those to whom it belongs.
Thanking you for the handsome style in which you have brought out my book, and for unfailing courtesy, I am, with best wishes,
Very truly yours,

J. M.



[Martinez, Calif.]


Original letter dimensions: 22.5 x 14.5 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 11, Image 1096

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The unpublished works of John Muir are copyrighted by the Muir-Hanna Trust. To purchase copies of images and/or obtain permission to publish or exhibit them, see

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University of the Pacific Library Holt-Atherton Special Collections. Please contact this institution directly to obtain copies of the images or permission to publish or use them beyond educational purposes.

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Muir-Hanna Trust

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