C[harles] W[alter] Carruth
Feb. 12 1894
Dear Mr. Muir,
I send by today's express the "Sequoia" the Rest of Writings. Many thanks for your kindness in not prodding me up for my delay in getting them out. I ran into a little snarl of work, and am just getting out of the woods. It is quite a pleasure to have a crowd of work just now I can assure you.
Have had a number of Sonnets which I sent to the Atlantic returned with thanks. Of course it was rank presumption on my part to send to this august periodical, and I am not sur-
[sur-]prised at thier return, but then one succeeds often where it is least likely. The rule of probabilities or possibilities even is void in sending matter to a modern magazine unless one has something transcendently good.
Well, I guess I will keep on mixing words together, and if I do not get them published it is instructive work and may edify my friends.
Enclosed find bill for [illegible]
With best regards to yourself and Mrs. Muir, I am,
C. W. Carruth
Original letter dimensions: 23 x 14.5 cm.
Carruth, Charles Walter, "Letter from C[harles] W[alter] Carruth to John Muir, 1894 Feb 12." (1894). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 6819.
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