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To Miss Josephine MacLeod
2nd April 1902
MY DEAR JOE
The telegram is already gone, and I expect you will fill all arrangements there.
The Dak bungalows en route to Mayavati provide no food, nor have they cooks.
Provisions have to be taken at Kathgodam and arrangements made.
If you find any difficulty, go straight to Almora and make your arrangements at leisure. The Dak bungalows on the way to Almora provide food and in Almora there is a nice Dak bungalow.
Hoping everything will come your way, as it always does â (except Grandpa's health).
I like Mr. [Tokuno] Oda much â he means business.
To Josephine MacLeod
21st April, 1902.
It seems the plan of going to Japan seems to have come to nought. Mrs. Bull is gone, you are going. I am not sufficiently acquainted with the Japanese.Â
Sadananda has accompanied the Japanese to Nepal along with Kanai. Christine could not start earlier, as Margot could not go till the end of this month.
I am getting on splendidly, they say, but yet very weak and no water to drink. Anyhow the chemical analysis shows a great improvement. The swelling about the feet and the complaints have all disappeared.
Give my infinite love to Lady Betty and Mr. Leggett, to Alberta and Holly â the baby has my blessings from before birth and will have for ever.
How did you like Mayavati? Write me a line about it.
With everlasting love,
To Sister Christine
The Math, Belur,
15th May 1902.
My dear Christine,
So glad to learn you like Mayavati. The heat here has come in earnest, and no rain. I drink very little water though.
I have given up all idea of going to Mayavati or Almora. I bear the heat well, but the rains here are to be avoided. I will remove [myself] to somewhere else then.
No news from Calcutta. I am in a hurry. Write me the details of whatever you see or feel there--about men and things.
Yours with all love,