Ed.S[cribner's] M[onthly] [Robert Underwood Johnson]


John Muir


or July or in both. We wish very much that you could see the drawings; still in most cases they are carefully corrected by your own sketches. Our art editor, R. Drake, will observe your wishes in the matter of the drawings by yourself. We inclose the copy of the note desired and are Very sincerely yours, Eds. [ S.M.?]

N.B. In case you should desire a check for the ma- terial not yet printed, before its publication, we shall be glad to forward it. Have you other work in hand?


Editorial Rooms of Scribner’s Monthly, 743 Broadway, New York. Feb. 19, 1879.

Dear Mr. Muir:

We are sorry you are not pleased with the drawing which we printed with the glacier article. It was by the artists’ mistake, o- mitted from the “Meadows”. We thought it so rich and delicate in feeling that we could not omit it altogether. We are sorry if it is not accurate. It has been greatly admired as a piece of sentiment. We will probably use the paper on Forests in June


New York

Date Original

1879 Feb 19


Original letter dimensions: 20 x 25.5 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 03, Image 1010

Collection Identifier

Online finding aid for the microform version of the John Muir Correspondence

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