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Njoro B. E. A.
20th August 1913.
Dear Mr. Muir
I have just received your letter of July the 2nd and am glad to hear some of the photos will be of some use to you to illustrate the book on your travels; when it is out I hope you weill send me a copy it will be very interesting in more ways than one and a good remembrance of our trip up [River?] Mombasa.
It is very kind of you indeed to send me such a kind invitation, but I am afraid my [friend?] wont allow me to pay you a visit for the San Francisco world fair; though am anxious to pay a visit to America Some day, I must wait until better times; my voyage to Europe will probably be postponed for a month or so, but I hope to be with my mother for X'mas and am very anxious about it, it is over 8 years since I left Switzerland for the last time
Here things are going fairly well and I can't grumble about my [heart?] which could be worse but a change will make a new man of me if the winter does not affect
me too much, anyhow it ought to be a good shaking up for the blood.
Shortly I am rather expecting a young American to stay with me one of the [Coolidges?] of Boston who is now out on Safari taking photos of big game and when he has finished, we may go together to try to snap a [bongo?] which he has never done before, and it would be the only photo taken of this very shy and timid antilope (buck) which never leaves the bamboo forests above 9000 feet; if we succeed I will send you one.
Hoping to hear from you again and my letter will find you in good health.
Believe me yours very sincerely
Njoro, B. E[ast] A[frica]
1913 Aug 20
Original letter dimensions: 26 x 20.5 cm.
Barbezet, L., "Letter from L. Barbezet to John Muir, 1913 Aug 20." (1913). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 4066.
Reel 21, Image 0682
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