J. S. Merriam
was it beside a great fir tree? I am very glad to [illegible] it.I presume in the "Dinner time Camp" - one knowing well the party, might identify a good many. The only one I feel sure of is the "Dancing Doll" found "at first position."In the article itself [Lummis?] lost a good opportunity.It was an event, in Nov. Century to read on [Rupert's?] article the Grand Canon [diacritic] which only those who have see it well can appreciateI felt how difficult the task was to satisfy yourself - and nobody but yourself could have come off victorious. I suppose it [illegible] have been easier to have filled a volume.Do please tell me how you and your family all are and how dear Mr & Mrs Keith to whom my kindliest remembrances- I have not yet seen Hart to hear of the famous Kern canon [diacritic] tripThe new year came to us with weather almost worthy of your matchless state. I was at old Norwich Conn. and though a little snow was unmelted on the ground the air was soft and hazy - like Indian Summer—
1903 Jan 5
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