Sallie J. Kennedy
it flew very close to us, and alighted near us, and its dipping motion amused us very much. Your descriptions of the streams and water falls are full of life and beauty. The drawings or cuts are excellent. I enjoyed your “Cloud Banners” very much – cause across a second appearance of it after coming home. Some time will you send me some figures in regard to Cinder Cone. Our little place in Walden recalled your return by the Lake the lovely Sab- bath evening after your days work among the lava beds, &c. But I must not write too long a letter, Am not quite ready to stop tho’ I have finished Lyndalls Forms of Water, and was sorry not to have read it before and so better have understood your evidences of glacial movements or formations. My next book will be Bains Hugh Miller. Weeks and weeks ago a friend brought me a pamphlet called “Nature with some-thing in it of Dr Grays on Sir J. Hooker and an article by Sir Joseph. I immediately sent for three copies and was promised them in six weeks – and they are not yet here. So if you re- ceive one you may knowthe cause of delay. I am glad you have pleasant memories of Chico. The place to me, with so many associations is a dear one. I trust you will enjoy the winter with its busy indoor hours. For my own amusement I got down Town this morning. Snag no 3; Will send it by mail and 00769 
1878 Jan 24
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