GEO. HANSENLANDSCAPE ARCHITECT2705 HEARST AVENUE, BERKELEY, CAL.ADVISORY ARCHITECT TO PARK COMMISSIONS,MUNICIPALITIES AND CHEMETRY ASSOCIATIONSSpt. 25th., 1902.My dear Sir,It is a pleasure for me to be able to [illegible] part of my promise this-week. For the [illegible] of your very kind order, please, show the indulging patience of which I feel assured. When a man lives in a hole, daylight is limited, and artificial light is a poor substitute.What I send today are the two remaining "Babv Roland Booklets" an already issued,(and two original booklets. Two booklets, now in print, as well as some more original "stories " will [illegible]in due time.I feel sure , "Ascent of Man" will appeal to you in its deepest significance. It is [illegible] of i meaning if rightly looked at, - " Lima Beans" is one of those cheery moments as they come to every home that God blesses with a child's smile.---The original ones are both good. " Easter " is issued in only very few copies, and this one to you goes with as much goodwill and friendship as the others did. Comment is unnecessary, except mentioning of the fact, that no "flower " wan blooming at the time except wild oats and Canada Thistle. One of the latter he choose for "Papa, schoene Blumen" and I call them " Easter Lily" ever since. -" His chance " is one of the cleverest and most remarable. He expressed the desire to take my picture ( he was 24 months old) , and I granted his wish, giving my camera to him and using a borrowed one. The rest is plain enough, and the substitution of the cat for papa most amusing. None of these picture "stories " occupied ten minutes in taking.I wish dearly that all of these booklets could go to you without any03O(* I
1902 Sep 25
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