Creator

M. Seeley Husted

Recipient

[John Muir]

Transcription

Hankow Dec 17th 1906.

My Dear Friend:-

I received your letter saying you had received the tea O.k. and am gratified beyond measure to think you liked it; for, as a rule people at home do not like the pure black or Chinese tea, but rather prefer a mixture. Since receiving your letter I have been lucky in getting a one cat[illegible] # tin of "kai-[illegible]" tea, This is the very best tea grown in China and as there is very little of it grown I was very lucky to get this: I hope although you will receive it rather late that you will accept it as a X-mas gift. Furthermore dont think because I say it is the best that it is sure to be so for I don't suppose I ever drank a dozen cups of tea in my life and although now I am right in the heart of a tea country I never touch it myself unless compelled to from a social point of view.
I have written to several people to try and procure me some specimens but as yet have had no replies. I sincerely hope to be able to procure some at no very distant date.
There is one question I would like to ask you, on my shooting trips I have several times come accross

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a small bush which is in every way but one, like Holly", and that is that it has no signs of any berries, all the "Holly" I have ever seen has the small berries so I am at a loss to know what this can be. I suppose you will say I am an ignoramus but I cannot help it, and I would like to know what it is.
Well X-mas is drawing near and so far we have had beautiful weather and I hope it will continue so.
Wishing many happy returns of the New Year

I am

Yours most sincerely

M. Seeley Husted

J.M. Customs

Hankow

China.

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Location

Hankow, China

Date Original

1906 Dec 17

Source

Original letter dimensions: 27.5 x 22 cm.

Resource Identifier

muir16_0449-let.tif

File Identifier

Reel 16, Image 0449

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