Tom & Wanda [Hanna]
C29but especially In Hew York. Up here fifty miles from New York at Garrisons on the Hudson, in Prof. Osborn's fine home, surrounded with forest, I have got through the help spell in comparative comfort. It is now much cooler. I am working hard to try and finish my Yosemite Book before I sail for South America, which I think will be about the 15th of August. I had a great time at Yale, and also in Boston and Washington. I have not seen John Burroughs but have had a long letter from him. I am hard at work on that Yosemite Book, so many interruptions causing very slow progress. Houghten Mifflin Company is going to bring out the autobiography. They think a great deal of it and offer much higher royalty for it than any other of my books. Three other publishers were extremely anxious to get it on the royalty of[illegible] from the beginning [illegible] but I think better to stay by Houghten Mifflin. They want to bring it out immediately but I want at least part of it to appear in some magazine, so that will delay the publication in book form for six months or so. I suppose you will soon be busy with your Bartlett pairs. I hope you have a good crop and that the grapes will turn out better than you expect. With all good wishes,Faithfully yours,[illegible]P. S.Did you send those silk pongee clothes that I asked you to send by express? If so I have not
Garrisons, N. Y.
1911 Jul 14
Original letter dimensions: 15 x 25 cm.
Reel 20, Image 0508