W[illia]m Lord Smith
de[illegible] of the s[illegible].There are so many interesting places between here and Bombay that I cannot arrive there anyway before Sunday I fear.If you are still there I will hope to see Bombay and the cares of Elephant[illegible] with you.I consider myself most lucky to have fallen in with you and thanks to you the, mountains, snows and trees will be much more interesting than before [illegible] if they should be bare of tigers.This countries seems especially [illegible] by the royal [cat?] and the royal has made a verygood collection of which I have taken advantageI fell in with a very interesting man here who evidently is connected with the Calcutta [illegible]. He has proved that the Taj was not made by [illegible]ian braves but [illegible]tealy by Indian. I ws very glad to hear it as I could not reconcile the facts and it worried me in [illegible] as you may remember-I may see you after all if you make a trip over from Smila into the forests which I hear are a day or more away- but you have probably met the local forest[illegible] and
1903 Oct 19
Original letter dimensions: 21 x 26.5 cm.
Reel 13, Image 0854
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