Loula Perry Osborn
It never would do, nor could we go to the Yosemite without you, so you see there are little pleasure in store, if we keep not standing, fixed, nor rooted!!We are all well; we found our bairns, well and happy on our return, under the care of a doting Grandmother here, and a loving Father in Heaven. Our autumn we spent at Garrison's, until my husband college & museum duties and children's school re-called us here, and now all is fairly launched on the waters of activity, occupation, and duty of various kinds. Prof. Osborn writing, between his lectures, and desperately trying & determined to finish his opus magnus, "Am. Mammalian Fossils" this year 1897. eleven years, of work, already devoted to it. between other writing & duties. You must show, why the world was made so wide, and come soon and see us, and bring your girls. Virginia [illegible] you her lake, and hopes you will bring Wanda when you come. Let us know as soon, as anything emanates from your workshop in Literary form; "The Mountains of California" is a constant pleasure to us. Write us at any time of your intended arrival either here (or at Garrison after May 15th,) and [with?] very good wishes from Prof. Osborn, I am,Ever Cordially yours, Loulu Perry Osborn
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