John Muir


John Muir


[Robert Underwood] Johnson


Martinez July 9th 1902

Dear Mr Johnson:

Ive just finished the Canon All the huge thing crowded into 8000 words or less. The toughest job I ever tackled. Please tell the Century Co. that I want $250 for it, with the understanding that if I should wish to use it in some other form after a year or so I may
In a day or two I start for Kings R. Yosemite 'twould be glorious to have you with me. Besides I have long been owing you a trip I mean to pitch into that Yosemite book next, which I don't believe will be half as hard or long a job as the one big little Canon Article. And by the way I may as well say here that I shall expect the Cent Co. to offer better terms for this coming book than they allowed for my first. Houghton Mifflin did immensely better by me. Copyright on the "Parks" for the first 2 months was more than the "Mountains" came to in the first five years. Anyhow whether the Century Co brings it out or not I mean to beg leave to dedicate it to R. U. J. for many reasons.
I would like to see proof of the Canon Article. May it please you.

Ever Yours
John Muir

Better send two copies of proof in case one goes astray in the forwarding to the Mountains10035


Martinez [Calif.]

Date Original

1902 Jul 9


Original letter dimensions unknown.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 12, Image 0486

Collection Identifier

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

Copyright Statement

The unpublished works of John Muir are copyrighted by the Muir-Hanna Trust.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

Owning Institution

Harry Ransom Center, University of Texas at Austin. Please contact this institution directly to obtain copies of the images or permission to publish or use them beyond educational purposes.

Copyright Holder

Muir-Hanna Trust

Copyright Date



1 page


Environmentalist, naturalist, travel, conservation, national parks, John Muir, Yosemite, California, history, correspondence, letters



To view the content in your browser, please download Adobe Reader or, alternately,
you may Download the file to your hard drive.

NOTE: The latest versions of Adobe Reader do not support viewing PDF files within Firefox on Mac OS and if you are using a modern (Intel) Mac, there is no official plugin for viewing PDF files within the browser window.