J[uan] D. Hunter
[letterhead]24 August 1912Mr John MuirMartinez, California, U. S. A.Dear Sir,In receipt of your favour of the 25th of June & copies of your books "Mountains of California" & "Stickeen" for same, I thank you most heartly. I am very glad to here you have had a very safe & pleasant voyage home. I heartly congratulate you on the successful trip you have made through south & middle Africa.By todays mail I am sending to your address under separate cover, ten prints taken from five of the negative, as you will see by them that I have overexposed the plates; that is the cause of the fog. One of the negatives turned out useless, spoilt.In the middle of September I will go over the same ground again & have them all taken over from the same position. I have bought a new lens with a wider angle which, will give me a better panoramic view from the same positions.05259
2& will as soon as I get them taken I will send you with pleasure a new batch of prints. If you take a magnifying glass & look at the prints through it you will be able to recognise the Gentleman sketching beside a splendid specimen "Pino Pinon [diacritic]" tree as it is named out here as you will see by the cutting I enclose herein taken from a copy of the book "Agricultura Practica"This tree was photograph'd in a place about four miles farther into the Cordellera from where we were "Tolhuaca" only, that photo must have been taken by some Excursionist to the Tolhuaca Baths, place where we were in, was the central part of Tolhuaca. I will try & send you the new prints by the end of September. I hope you will receive the ones I am sending now alright & that this will find you enjoying the best of healthI remain, with kind regards,Yours very truly,J.D. Hunter05259
1912 Aug 24
Original letter dimensions: 27.5 x 21.5 cm.
Hunter, Juan D., "Letter from J[uan] D. Hunter to John Muir, 1912 Aug 24." (1912). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 6342.
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