Henry G. Bryant
[in margin: death of my wife & the marriage of my two daughters leaving me alone here in my library [Jean?] it becomes more & more difficult [illegible] far. I have always said I would not waste time writing books until too old to climb mtns [illegible] I am in my 71st yr I have [commenced?] to look over [illegible] note books with plans for books [illegible] work with endless interruptions makes but little headway. The fight for [illegible] & Nat parks in general will be on again in Congress next month. A great consummer of time. [illegible] I was with the Pres & Sec Billings in Yo [illegible] & [illegible] & all I saw & learned seemed favorable [illegible] If I can't get to you in winter I must try in summer. In the meantime, I am ever with all good wishes. Ever your faithful fellow [mtner?] J. M. Am. Alpine Club.]Dr Mr BMany thanks for yr kind letter on the plan for the next business meeting & dinner of the Club. Should the fates be kind enough to allow me to cross the Continent next Dec you may be sure I shall be delighted to meet you all in Boston. At present however the outlook is far from promising. Strange to say the severest exposure in the wilderness never does me any harm, while in civilization I catch all sorts of disabling coughs colds Grippes etc. especially when I venture to travel far on railway cars in winter. And since my home has been broken up by the
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