Transcribe Baker, Arthur B. Letter to Ward, Henry A (1883-05-04)

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</u>Baker Great Bend, Kansas. May 4/88 May '83 Dear Prof. Ward

    I reached here last evening

find the weather is usually cold for this region and season, but yet much pleasanter and warmer than at home. I got through without much fatigue, and today am feeling as well as when I left home. I purpose to remain here a fortnight or so - long enough to become well accustomed to the climate, then go north to the Kansas Pacific and west on that line. I want to srop at Wallace, Kas. a few days - in the midst of the chalk - and look about a little; but shall work steadily toward higher altitude.

    I see that the Kansas and Union Pacific