William M. Canby
[letterhead]July 11 1898Dear old streak o'lightning on ice,I was delighted to hear from the glacier period once more and to know that you were going to make your escape from Purgatory and merge in the Heavenly forests of the Alleghenies. As to going with you and Sargent I intend to do it - if possible. With yours came a letter from S. asking me to place out a route. re. - and you speak of those woods which I know so well. Well I must say that if Sargent does not know the southeastern woods I do not know any one that does. It has been long since I have seen them. However I will try to map out something.My time of going is between Sept. 12 and Oct. 10 if I really can go. Only one thing that I can now foresee may prevent. I have a niece who has two charming little daughters who is coming to see me this fall and who must consult a [Phila.?] authority in regard to a [lameness?] of me of the children. I must see to this for her and perhaps be with her. I am going to try to find out about her plans and try to arrange. Will02447
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