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King Edward Hotel
L.C. Orr, Manager
Banff, Alberta, ^[[4 September]] 193 ^[[6]]

Dear Germain,

If the summer has slipped away as pleasantly for you as it has for me - and I hope this is the case - you have had a marvellous one. We Bostonians know a good deal about Europe; nothing whatever about America. America begins at Colorado Springs. In the 12,000. miles which I have motored, - I still have 3000 more to do before reaching New York. I have seen everything I ever saw in scenic beauty in England, France, Germany, Norway, Sweden, Russia, Spain and Italy combined. I will not weary you with details at the moment; but I can tell you that I have had my eyes opened. California is the garden of America; all the rest is just a vegetable garden.

[[underline]] The Museum situation is interesting in Los Angeles, and something may develop there within the year. [[/underline]] It is all very complicated; but I think I can give you a very complete picture of it; and I think I may say that I am decidedly on the inside track. Time enough when I see you in New York in mid-October, or whenever you may return thereafter. Mr. Hearst I did not see, as he left for the East and for Europe just prior to my arrival. But Balch, Maybury, Hola, [[bracket]] Harrington, [[/bracket]] Arensberg, et al. I made friends with, as well as with the Director - (Kurtzworth), Poland at San Diego, Fuller at Seattle; and, of course, a saw Heil, Horne, Moseley etc. I was a guest of the Bohemian Club at their Redwood Grove for three week-ends, and met the Crockers and others intimately; and later went to their lovely homes. Bob will have written you that we met in San Francisco, and I told him what I could.
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