traveller and climber has given me urgent invitations to go to him in India, and promises to show me the mountains, so if my health permits I may after all get to Darjeeling &c. I fairly hunger for the mountains and feel sure I should pick up if I got within sight of the eternal snows. This year I have seen nothing beyond the snow clad hills (Lochnagar &c) of Scotland and was only in reality a day in real hilly country. I look forward with great pleasure to a letter from you after your arrival at home and shall look out for your "impressionsde voyage" when published. I wrote Sir Joseph Hooker for a copy of Sir William Hooker's life but he had none left. So I post with this my own copy - I can always refer to another copy at Kew if I want to. L[illegible] Stephens' Playground of Europe also goes by this mail - I hope you will experience as much pleasure in reading it as I did. Sir Joseph Hooker is apparently much better than he was in the early part of the year - I have not seen him myself lately but he has been at work in the Herbarium and the reports given me of him are favorable. As for myself
1903 Nov 13
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