B. E. A.
Dear Mr. Muir
Though I have not yet answered to your letter of 22nd Sept. 13, you must not think I did not intend to, I have been rather busy and had several trips all over the country which kept me backward with my correspondence, I am sending you 51. photos which I hope may help you to illustrate your book, the printing is very poor, my outfits being rather old, should they be useless to you I will try to send you something better later on when I get fresh material, you will notice my old dog on good many photos, the good old fellow is still my best friend here but I am afraid he wont be able to follow me during my wanderings, he cant keep it up now though when we are on game he [manages?] to be here at the kill and is still
Very useful and as plucky as ever. I did not send you more photos of game, you have some so much better taken here by your fellow countrymen; what I send you will I think be useful in describing the country; the photo of the [Kikuger?] was taken years ago before they were in touch with white people and very few people have been able to get some of them during the past 5 years at least the smaller ones.
I have not managed as yet to go home, but I hope to do so in October and though my health is fairly good, a thorough change will do me a world of good and I will be my own and wily self again, the altitude & climate are very trying for the nerves and (memory)
Trusting this will find you in good health.
Yours very sincerely
Njoro, B[ritish] E[ast] A[frica]
Original letter dimensions: 22.5 x 17.5 cm.
Barbezet, L., "Letter from L. Barbezet to John Muir, [ca. 1913]." (1913). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 4205.
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