Joseph B. Gilder


John Muir


JOSEPH B. GILDEREDITORJEANNETTB L. GLLDERASSOCIATE EDITORPUTNAM'S MAGAZINENO 27 WEST 23D STNEW YORKDec. 29th, 1909.John Muir, Esq.,Martinez, Calif.Dear Mr. Muir:I wonder if it would be possible for you to let us have a brief paper on John Burroughs? It seems to me he has reached an age, and a decree of distinction, which would quite justify the printing in such a magazine as this of a paper on his relations to the study of nature, the correct information he has disseminated, the attractiveness of his literary style and the charm of his personality. And the conjunction of your name with his would, it strikes me, be a most happy one.There is no immediate urgency about this; but I should be very glad to think that we might expect to receive such a manuscript within the next few weeks, or even the next few months.Faithfully yours,Joseph B. GilderJBG/H.04663


New York

Date Original

1909 Dec 29


Original letter dimensions: 26.5 x 21 cm.

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File Identifier

Reel 18, Image 0989

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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