Florence Merriam Bailey
Mifflin Company might have to print an emergency edition to fill the gap - which they [illegible] [illegible] loath to do. I have been bringing the [book?] up to the 1910 edition of the A.O.U. check list in no[illegible]elature and [ranges?], and hope that it will be a better tool to the young workers.I was greatly interested, some months ago, to get the letters you wrote my Father from the Yosemite, after his visit there. I suppose they were published in the Tribune but I have not found copies of them.1834 KALORAMA ROAD,WASHINGTON, D.C.Feb. 8, 1914.My dear Mr. Muir;I am almost ashamed to write you after enjoying your Christmas box all these weeks in silence. But my reason is one that you will [illegible]ertain charitably, I hope. I have been working day and night on a [version?] of my H[illegible] of Birds, knowing that if I stopped to attend to the affairs of life the Houghton 05703
Washington, D. C.
1914 Feb 8
Original letter dimensions: 17.5 x 27 cm.
Reel 22, Image 0155
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