[William E.] Colby
61[First draft of letter, in note-book]Martinez. Feb. 15, '05.Mr. Eldred J.D.Hercus,Dear Mr. Hercus:I have often thought of you since our first pleasant meeting on the Red Sea steamer, especially during my long rambles through the beautiful and novel scenery of New Zealand.I have not yet written a word of my travels for publication, but hope I shall find time ere long to write a book, or at least a few magazine articles on the most interesting things I have seen, and I hope also to see something of South America before my long rambles are brought to a close.Heartily wishing you and your wife success in your good work, and hoping that you will make me a visit should you ever come to California, I am,Faithfully yours,[John Muir]P.S. By to-day's mail I send you a copy of "The Mountains of California."03098
circa 05 Feb 15
Original letter dimensions: 21 x 17 cm.
Reel 15, Image 0196
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