Marcius C. Smith
[letterhead]wall at the foot of the bed, and as the cylinder slowly wound up the cord attached to the foot of the bed, I grew more anxious and uneasy. I soon was on my feet, and the lamp burning! After my first visit, I hurried home, bent upon making a large wooden clock, and hair g[illegible]meters, and pyrometers. But alas the clock would not materialize, and the dials of the other instruments were crude and inaccurate. You may have forgotten all of this, but I have not. Then it was your intention, so you confided to me, to make a botanizing turn through South America. I begged you to let me accompany you, you half promised that when you entirely recovered your health and were ready for the strange and wild ramblings, that you would write me and I could then join you, if I so determined. I am still waiting for that letter!02845
1901 Mar 12
Original letter dimensions: 27.5 x 21.5 cm.
Reel 11, Image 0641
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