settled one way or an other.Have you been able to make use of the photos I sent you, if so I would be very glad if you could send me the book you have written, it will be very interesting to have it as a remembrance of our journey to Nairobi.Hoping you are quite well and free from the anxiety we feel here at present.I remainyours very sincerelyL. Barbezataddress as aboveLes Bayards.Cton. de Neuchatel [diacritic].Switzerland.15th August. 1914.Dear Mr MuirYou will be surprised to hear that I only managed to land in Switzerland a month ago to spend 8 months holidays with my people, after 8 1/2 years of hard work in British East Africa.The weather has been anything but good for the 1st three weeks, at last the sun has come out in its glory for the last 10 days, but is maned by the shadows of war which is now raging all over Europe; and the out look is very dark for every one, over in05822
know that France & England the victors; and we hope for [the?] best.news so far are very unreliable; we hear from Germany has a pack of lies up to the it a huge and dreadful is pending in Belgium, gets the [illegible] should practically but we have yet many su[illegible] [illegible] factories, business, all a standstill or closed, and many factory hands especially feeling the pangs of hunger, we are able to re[illegible] and the state has forbidden [illegible] of the prices of foodstuff speculators to benefit by [illegible] circumstances, so we every one will have enough keep the wolf out of the door better times and things are
Les Batards, Swit.
1914 Aug 15
Original letter dimensions: 17 x 24.5 cm.
Barbezat, L., "Letter from L. Barbezat to John Muir, 1914 Aug 15." (1914). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 6618.
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