I reached Calcutta from Singapore on the night of Sep. 30. (only 3 days ago.) Next day visited the Calcutta Botanic gardens Saw the famous Banian Tree. etc. & many curious palms & ferns & orchids & people & places & at 4 P.M. took train for Darjeeling about 7000 feet above the sea which I reached next day in the afternoon. What a ride up the mountain it was & what a change of climate from the sweltering heat of the Ganges Delta to the snow cooled breezy heights in fr[illegible]Darjeeling, IndiaOct 3, 1903.Dear Louie & darlingsThis morning from a ridge back of the hotel here I had a glorious view of the highest part of the Himalaya, I expect to see more of the range in the next week or so. This so far is the most interesting part of my trip though I had no thought or hope of coming here when I left home, or indeed until I separated from Sargent.03299
1903 Oct 3
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