Paul Ross and WJ at Chocorua. Joseph Thacher Clarke, photographer. Kallitype, [1889-1891]. pf MS Am 1092, p. 14.
“I had a delicious month in the Keene Valley in the Adirondacks, and never before. . .so deeply and thoroughly enjoyed nature. I actually feel as if I should like to buy some land there and become a sort of hermit, winter and summer, leading a natural animal life & throwing all the vanities of learning to the dogs.”--Letter to Catherine Havens, 25 December 1876.