[letterhead]March 16 1908My dear John MuirI have often thought during the last six months that you must have a poor opinion of me from my apparent neglect of your request to obtain a report on [illegible] fossils sent to me about a year ago by [Mr?] Renn[el?]As I already mentioned there were sent to the care of Professor Balfour at the Botanic Gardens here in [illegible] last. I have repeatedly written to the Professor begging him to [favor?] 041062me with his report, but it was only, this morning I received the enclosed reply, which I send on in lieu of a more detailed statement which I trust will soon follow: He is [illegible] interested in the examination of the specimens -:.Since we met on this side much has happened in both families in joy & [sorrow?]. I have always indulged the hope of seeing your daughter and her husband on this side if not you & M[is?]s Muir - I trust the latter is better in health this spring and that you will not need [to?] [illegible] her to Arizona. Please let us know how she is & how you yourself are. - I had a welcome card from [you?]
1908 Mar 16
Original letter dimensions: 20 x 25.5 cm.
Reel 17, Image 0329
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