Heavens! When I send you account of Alaska, don’t I wish I were there to gaze upon those [work?] wonders with you? What a book you will have when it is done! Poetry, science & [illegible] in one commendable work! I know you will build yourself up a “monument more durable than brass” as Horace says When I was a boy and studied geography, now lonely, far-off seemed California. It seemed the ultima thule of the north. There was not a town put down upon the map. And still more lonely seemed the region of Alaska, then not named thus I remember a line in Campbells “Pleasures of Hope” [thus?] “The wolfs long howl on [Oonalasku’s shores?”] Now as the world has it that far-distant region is brought home to our “business and bosoms” I occasionally hear from Hirane Tubbs of your city. He has a ripe walk 611 – 613 Front St. I had his boy with me I guess. My regards to the Carrs, and tell Swett that I like his contributions to the Journal of Education.Truly y[illegible][Moses Wools?[illegible]]Concord, N.H.Feb. 14th 1880 My Dear Muir,Both your letters — one to me, — the other to [Madam?] came duly to hand. The latter is out of town, but will be at home in a week, and will then be pleased with your letter to her – as I am with mine. You will find enclosed a printed form of acceptance of the Geology which please make out and transmit The officials in the State Department desire some voucher for the deposition of their books, and that is all it means. [The?] accounts for their Stewardship. So please, remember business is business and
Concord, N[ew] H[ampshire]
1880 Feb 14
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