M. Seeley Husted
Hankow China.Nov. 1st 1906My dear Prof.I received your very welcome letter a week or so ago and sincerely hope that long ere this you have received the tea. I double registered it by Parcel post so that you must certainly receive it else it will come back to me as I am still keeping the register receipt until I am certain you have the tea. As to the fossils you speak of I will do my level best to secure some for you and think I may be fortunate as there is a regular boat trade between here and the Ping shan coal mines of Hunan. You may rest assured that if it is in my power to get you any I will certainly do so. Now that the cool weather has began I spend a great deal of time out in the country with my gun, and as I am still well on the youthful side of forty I enjoy myself immensely. Game there is in abundance Duck, Wild geese, Quail, partridge, Pheasant, and deer by the hundreds, so one has good sport.The country is beautiful so much like the New England states except that it is not so hilly. There are several mountains all seemingly belonging to the one range, but no low rolling hills like in New England. Some of the farms are really picturesque though of course the houses are mere hovels.The people here are much more hospitable here than in the south and that makes rambling around the country a pleasure. Many times, though, I have wished you were with me to explain the many things I see in nature of which you have so much knowledge and I, alas, so little; I enjoy03771
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