R. U. J. [Robert Undewood Johnson]
My Dear Johnson
I saw Joseffy a few days ago and he says he cannot possibly do that article on Tausig till after new year--if not later. He has been really ill, suffers constantly from insomnia, & has, as you know, been unable on that account to play in public for several years. My wife attends hi class every Tuesday, & we shall keep track of his condition & rope him in as soon as possible. But they are uncertain fellows, these musicians!
I have just finished reading Muir's "California Mountains," which I shall review for the Nation-Post. What a delightful book, & what a glorious way of spending one's life!
Oct 31 1894
Dear J. M.
The N. Y. Times had a capital article on your book the other day.
How do you like its appearance?
Faithfully Yours [R. N. J.
That was a capital political letter of yours in yesterday's papers! Personally, I am looking for a Sierra avalanche, as big as that which buried Maynard. If Tammany wins this [hive?], I shall never read another political article in my life, & become a Mohamedan fatalist!
[in margin: Finchk.]
Original letter dimensions: 20.5 x 13 cm.
Johnson, Robert Underwood, "Letter from R. U. J. [Robert Undewood Johnson] to John Muir, 1894 Oct 31." (1894). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 6907.
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