John Muir


John Muir


[Robert Underwood] Johnson


Martinez, Feb. 23. 1894

My dear Mr Johnson,

I send you today by Express the Alaskan M.S. reconstructed & hope it will now please you. I have made a distinct article of the trip part another of Glacier Bay. The Indian part I have left out altogether as is seemed a pity to mar the effect of the Discovery article. It is a far cry from ice to Indian & the latter I think should make a third article, should you think otherwise you can easily splice it on, as I have enclosed it in a separate envelope.
Should you think favorably of making a separate 3d article on the Indians, you may return the M.S. & I will add to it, & string all the material on a strip of narrative. I think it would make an interesting article 8000 or 10000 words long.

[in margin: 484]


So many subtitles as you suggest I dont like an a popular fast running informal article It is too much like the artist who feared his work would not be understood & so wrote This is a horse I should strike them all out. However I leave this to your judgment.
I'm hard at work on the book

Ever very cordially your

friend John Muir



Martinez, [Calif]

Date Original



Original letter dimensions: 26.5 x 20 cm.

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Reel 08, Image 0135

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