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21 Cleveland Row, Brighton, Sussex, England.
February 14, 1937

Dear Dr Piper,
I am sorry to have been so slow in answering
your letter of Jan. 10; and to be obliged to plead, even
now, for some indulgence! Old people are often a great
trouble, with accounts of their health; and I may have
told you once, or more then once, how about five years
ago when I had passed the age of eighty, I had a sort of
stroke, which left my mind unaffected, but injured
my memory badly, and made me physically weak. (Forgive
me if I am repeating myself). The point is, that
I have lately had rather a bad time with "throats", and
have been unable to write much: I am writing this
in bed. Well; at 85, one feels that there is not much
more to come; indeed, I wish it were over.

I have to thank you for the account of your travels;
and I was pglad to hear of [your son's?] sucess at Concord.

As to Prof. Adams's biography of Thoreau, I begin
to doubt whether I shall see it! I think your
suggestion as to the cause of the delay is very probable;
but why does it still tarry?

Yrs Most Sincerely, Henry S. Salt.

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I shall write again when circumstances are more favorable.

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