J[ohn] M. Vanderbilt
[letterhead]We are leading a very quiet life this winter reading & studying. At present I am engaged in writing a vocabulary of the [illegible] language which when finished will have [pointed?] for general use – I am assisted in it by MR McLean the signal [illegible] observer stationed here. This steamer brought to Sitka the Messrs. Krouse two German scientist who intend to remain in this section till next fall – this winter they will remain at our Chilcoot post & may make a trip to [illegible] in the spring, -going overland. They said that they would have liked very much to have met you in San Francisco We want to see you very much indeed & hope that you will find it attractive this way next season.01032
1881 Dec 12
Original letter dimensions: 28 x 21.5 cm.
Reel 04, Image 0744
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