[Charles Sprague] Sargent
Martinez, July 6, 1904
Dear professor Sargent:
Our St Petersburg guide is John Baravoi, Hotel I Angleterre
I was glad to get your letter of June 16th in which you sketched your travels & fortunes after we parted at Shanghai but said not a word about your family though I enquired particularly about Alice. I had several good letters from Nicholson. In his last he tells me that Sir Joseph is better & again at work in the
h[illegible]ism. I'm sorry dear good Canby died so soon. He should have lived & botanized for longer.
You should not begrudge time or pains on your manual. It is more important than the big Silva. Make the descriptions short & sharp & crystal clear & don't leave out your few illuminating color touches.
I am now at work on a little Yosemite book which should have been written long ago. Next I suppose will come Alaska.
As to those last long wanderings I have
notes enough for a book or two but when if ever I will be able to work on them I dont know or guess. Australia New Zealand & the Phillipines are glorious fields & I'm glad you're going there
Remember me to Robison & all the family & believe me
1904 Jul 6
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