Walter H. Page
DOUBLEDAY PAGE & CO.
133-135-137 EAST 16TH STREET, NEW YORK
July 28, 1908.
Dear Mr. Muir:
I fancy at this tin(c) of the year you are happily far beyond the reach of anything so commonplace as a letter, - communing with the mountains and the great forests. But a letter will reach you some time; and now when I have a chance to write it I send you this poor note, first of all to carry my greetings and good wishes and to make another expression of my abiding gratitude for all you have written and what I have learned from you and for the great privilege of knowing you.
Then, of course, I must again make it a reminder that I am waiting patiently year by year to hear that you have begun seriously and persistently to write out your autobiography. You cannot afford to let that slip. I cannot afford, if I can help it, to count my publishing career as anything like a success unless I can get that book and have the happiness to put it forth to the world.
Let this, therefore, be a simple and gentle reminder of my personal feeling and of my personal pride, and believe me always.
John Muir, Esq.,
The world's work wants to publish the chapters as you write them, and to illustrate them handsomely and to pay you - let me say - whatever you ask - 250 per article?#04246
1908 Jul 22
Original letter dimensions: 28 x 21.5 cm.
Page, Walter H., "Letter from Walter H. Page to John Muir, 1908 Jul 22." (1908). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 5486.
Reel 17, Image 0773
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