C. Hart Merriam
I told Bailey to go and hire a team to haul their half up the hill, and as a couple of inches of snow tumbled down after supper I expect he will come with a sleigh! Seton-Thompson & wife dined with us night before last. They are setting out in a long lecture tour and will bring up in California in the spring. Frank Chapman & wife are coming on from New York to spend Sunday with us & fill up on California nuts & raisins. But what we most want to know now is when you are coming. You maintain altogether too ominous a silence on the subject. Don't backback-out. It will do you good to break away and take a run East, and will do us all good to see you. The Alaska book is coming on slowly. The full page plates are now being printed and we expect to bring the thing out in March. You will be glad to know that I have resigned the Editorship of the Proceedings of the Washington Academy of Sciences, after editing & proof reading & publishing 853 pages in the year 1900 - [which?] means about 2000 pages of proofreading. So don't say I never take your advice! Florence has been hard at work all winter on her next [illegible] bird book. I have not yet
1901 Jan 24
Original letter dimensions: 20 x 26.5 cm.
Reel 11, Image 0589
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