Editer Scribner's [Monthly][Robert Underwood Johnson]


John Muir



Dear Mr. Muir:

We have already sent you a check for the balance due you on account of papers received. We [now?] add that of course we shall look for a good long account of the Jeannette Expedition — the magazine aspect of it — [from?] your pen for The Century as Scribner is to be called after the October number. Col. W.H. Gilder who goes along will write for the Herald but [illegible] [illegible] likely make some sketches to accompany your work and these with your own will furnish ample bases for illustrations.

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We wish you God speed! and a successful search and safe return.

Faithfully yours Editor Scribner’s

John Muir, Esq. Jeannette Search Party San Francisco Cala.



New York

Date Original

1881 May 21


Original letter dimensions: 19.5 x 12 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 04, Image 0568

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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