John Muir


John Muir


[Robert Underwood] Johnson



Mrs. M. is waiting & watching for it with wild eagerness. Send me a copy as soon as possible, also Gilders book, & the book on proper names as an addition to the Grand Century dictionary & charge to my acct!
I had a delightful day with Drake. Wish I had seen more of him. If Burroughs wont or cant come with you & Gilders boy send Drake next spring.
With kind regards & everlasting admiration of your glacial shove & thrust against all wrong I am ever yours

John Muir



Martinez, Nov 7, 1894

My dear Johnson,

I have yours of Oct 31, Mrs. Muir heartily thanks you for the Tesla letter & has laid it away with Kenons & other illustrious specimens.
I think the book looks very well. The illustrations might have been better but as the book was made in a hurry, & in a sad democratic year I make no complaint. The type had it been a little smaller & heavier faced I think it would have been better for the reader & I am not sure that the few pages of scientific matter that were cut off had not better

Bancroft Library


have the refusal of them--but sure as fate they will be published!!!
I am heart & soul in favor of Sargents forestry bill, to turn over the whole care & management to the war department & so is the Sierra Club from wh I will see that you hear soon. This will be the solution of all forest troubles.
When is your Star book coming out


been left for although the book as it is, is full of the truest & hardest science the ordinary reader will not be able to see it. The few notices I have seen show this, but the few working scientists will not fail to see that the book is full of science especially of geology however covered & smothered with brush & bloom. Sometime I mean to write a hard geolical [sic] book. In the meantime I am writing a little book on Yosemities that will answer for a guide book. & I have a half dozen others in mind--letters, adventures, etc. The Century Co. will of course


Martinez [Calif.]

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Reel 08, Image 0493

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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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