I have finished my [illegible]aissance south of T[illegible]; should I give so long a time to [all?] of the Reserve my tour would take five years, but the Southern California hills are of enormous [interest?], and as a matter of fact I could not get about in the Sierras before this time of the year. As it is I doubt if I shall have time to visit the high Sierras I much desire to see them when you are there, therein li[illegible]s half their charm. I shall have a look at the Half [Dome?] on which I put the ropes, which had fallen down, in 1880. I sent you a picture, as exact a reproduction as [illegible] could wish of b[illegible] that [illegible]. (This the [illegible] happens [illegible] here in Switzerland). With all good wishes for your happiness & safe return. I am Very sincerely yours Alden Sampson
1903 Jul 7
Original letter dimensions: 25.5 x 20 cm.
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