Grand Oriental HotelColombo - CeylonMar. 2 1910Dear Prof[illegible] MuirAs my daughter E[illegible]die and my cousin Sophy Forbes are going to California, returning to England through the states and will be at Los Angeles with an [aunt?] of Sophy, I have given this letter to my daughter, hoping she will see you. Do try and see her, for I want her to know you.We have been travelling through India Bur[illegible] & Ceylon these last fifteen months not running after avalanches as you have04718
seen doing but roasting in the sun we do not have in England. With all that we have also seen cold spots like Cashemere and north frontier. When on my way to Chilas and over the Himalays I had all the ice and snow I wanted and some stiff climbing up to 14.700 feet. Quite enough for an old man almost 70! I wish you were nearer and do some exploring with me, On the border of Chilas I saw four lakes that had not been seen by Europeans and are not in any survey map. As for plants I got some to try in England, but I fear they will not live, as we pass through the Red Sea.My daughter is going to see your Yosemite Valley & Grand Canon [diacritic] in Arizona. Do give her some hints of what she should see. My regards to your daughters and to Mrs Muir, who I should have liked to have meet. Do send me a line and tell me how you areSincerely yoursE. Furse
1910 Mar 2
Original letter dimensions: 16.5 x 24.5 cm.
Furse, E., "Letter from E. Furse to John Muir, 1910 Mar 2." (1910). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 4957.
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