W[illia]m Lord Smith


[John Muir]


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descendent of the sun god. 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 caves of Elephanta 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 even if they should be bare of tigers.

This countries seems especially [favoured] by the royal [cat] and the royals has made a very


good collection of which I have taken advantage.

I fell in with a very interesting man here who evidently is connected with the Calcutta museum. He has proved that the Taj was not made by Italian brains but undoubtedly by Indian. I was very glad to hear it as I could not reconcile the facts and it [had] worried me in Agra as you may remember.

I may see you after all if you make a trip over from [Simla] into the forests which I hear are a day or more away- but you have probably met the local forester and


Jeypore, Rajputana

Date Original

1903 Oct 19


Original letter dimensions: 21 x 26.5 cm.

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