John Mc Landburgh


John Muir



McLandburgh & Co., GRAIN COMMISSION MERCHANTS, 90 La Salle Street.

CHICAGO, June 13 1879

Mr. John Muir San Francisco, Cal My dear Sir:

It gave me pleasure to receive your letter introducing Mr. M. [ Keloey?] – and I went with him personally to see about his project introducing him to several of our scientific men here. It has been several days since I saw him last and I do not know what he decided upon. The last call he made he was talking of taking the “[illegible] King” directly through to New York City. It was with [illegible]siderable [illegible]- tification that I learned you are about bringing out a book of your writings. That book will make your name well known all over the world. I have spoken

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McLandburgh & Co., GRAIN COMMISSION MERCHANTS, 90 La Salle Street.

CHICAGO, ……………………187


to several of our literary and learned men [ have?] [illegible] you in the past year and find that already your articles have attracted attention. You [illegible] to the very [illegible] [ clan?] of Naturalist and scientists – for beside your learning and experiences you have a [underlined: literary style] in[illegible] roble – This will make you read by thousands who would never other- wise take up your books – and it will keep you alive in the minds of men, for it is “style” which is the [ immortal?] part of literature, and their if a man has besides style – thought valuable thought he can [illegible] a power among men – I will be glad to hear from you at any time, We watch eagerly at our house for all your articles – Mr. M. Keloey says you intend visiting

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McLandburgh & Co., GRAIN COMMISSION MERCHANTS, 90 La Salle Street.

CHICAGO, ……………….187

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the states this fall and will pan through Chicago. If so, don’t fail to call upon me. You have my profound respect.

Sincerely [ John M La[illegible?]


Chicago, [Illinois]

Date Original

1879 Jun 13


Original letter dimensions: 22.5 x14 cm.

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File Identifier

Reel 03, Image 1074

Collection Identifier

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

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



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