C. Hart Merriam
It looks as if we would leave Washington May 2 and arrive in San Francisco about the middle of the month, going [illegible] Santa Fe & the Grand Canon. I hope to take the 3 girls along.Congress did little by us than usual this year (though not by me personally). We are sending expeditions to Mexico, Alaska, & Great B[illegible] and shall have field parties, as usual, in New Mexico & California.Burroughs was here for a day or so a few [mths?] ago & thought he might go to California with us. He said he would like to return John Muir's call.Every night when [we?] [illegible] the nuts & raisins we think of your kind thoughtfulness.The 3 girls join in kindest regards to you & yours.A[illegible]C. Hart MerriamTo John MuirWashingtonMarch 20, 1903My dear Mr. Muir:So you thought I was never going to send you those photos! Well, it certainly looked that way. Washington is a good place for some things but not for photographers. When I finally got a man started at our work he had only got [illegible] [illegible] up when he suddenly took sick & fell into bed with a fever and didn't show up again for about 6 weeks. Then he [was?] naturally slow - like Helen's [brown?] horse.03189
1903 Mar 20
Original letter dimensions: 20.5 x 27 cm.
Reel 13, Image 0308
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