C[harles] W[alter] Carruth
Jan. 17 1894
Dear Mr. Muir:
I send herewith proofs of the Sequoia article and also a couple of the little booklets of sonnets. Of course when I spoke of putting the line in regard to publishing them on the [coon?], I had no thought of referring to you, and if you care to furnish any of them to anyone for reprinting, you are at liberty to do so. Perhaps it would be policy to scatter this crop abroad that it might create a market for future productions. What think you? I presume I should have begun by begging admission for my effusions to the columns
of the local weeklies and then slowly spread my name so that it might be known to the remotest bounds of the county, and so on, but I began writing so late in life that I was ashamed to begin in that way. If you would care to send a booklet to R. Underwood Johnson, I should be pleased. Perhaps he might give the sonnets a more careful reading coming through you.
With your permission I would like to print 25 copies extra of the Sequoia article to send to friends.
With best regards to yourself and Mrs. Muir,
Yours, with lots of adjectives
C. W. Carruth
Original letter dimensions: 23.5 x 15 cm.
Carruth, Charles Walter, "Letter from C[harles] W[alter] Carruth to John Muir, 1894 Jan 17." (1894). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 6805.
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