Theodore H. Hittell
Martinez, April 7, 1899.My dear Hittell,I have read the Bear book. & on the whole I found it interesting. An introduction fully explaining the time & circumstances of your meeting Adams & what became of him is very important There is a great deal of vagueness all through the book which if you can clear up from your original notes or from information from his friends or acquaintances will be a grand improvement. His main camp he says was on the [Merced?] - a North Fork 40 miles N.W. from Yosemite Now he could not get half this distance from Yosemite in a N.W. direction on any branch of the Merced. 40 miles would take him across the Tuolume & on to the Slanislaws or nearly. It seems too there was a wagon road to this wild camp
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