Houghton Mifflin Co.
new plans for magazine publication will cause since I am about to start on my South American trip.I left the corrected M.S. & illustrations in the Century Company's safe, and though sent for four days ago they have not yet arrived.In the meantime please send me the MS I left with you as I'll need both copies for magazine editors. Of course none of the new magazine arrangements will be allowed to interfere with your book rights as agreed on.Faithfully yoursJohn Muir1 E. 69th St850 Madison Av.449N.Y.July 6, 1911Houghton Mifflin CompanyDear Sirs:The unexpected failure of my plan for publishing the autobiography in the Atlantic and Youths Companion will I fear cause delay in publication in book form.All my other books have first appeared in magazines in which they have reached perhaps ten or twenty times more readers in a single month or year than they have in from three to seventeen Years in book form.I all the more regret the delay
1911 Jul 6
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Muir, John, "Letter from John Muir to Houghton Mifflin Co. , 1911 Jul 6." (1911). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 6132.
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