S[arah] A. Hodgson


John Muir


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[1] April 10th 1869. Oak Hill, Cedar Keys Fla.Once more dear friend John have one of your nice kind letters come to hand & I know it is useless to tell you how welcome it was & how very glad we all were to hear of your complete restoration to health once more, and you are a “Shepherd”, well! well! I only wish I could spend as quiet & happy a life as I know you do among the gay Lambs of your flock & the [den den of lions?], How I envy you the great privilege of beholding all the glorious beauties of Creation, but, I ”am but a woman” & cannot make the animal part keep pace with the mortal and spiritual existence, I must be content & such [illegible] port the good L[illegible] but to me for awhile & who knows but one day I too may [illegible] amid the lovely wilds of [illegible] or distant a sport as your “San Joaquin Valley” You must try to help me to see those beauties by the aid of your seady penail & glory pen point & describe all even yet more vividly, though I can somewhat about imagine I see your lovely home & your self amid the flowers [illegible] [illegible] [illegible] plant just found. If I had of law educated a Botanist I cant tell where my love of it might not have be [illegible], as it is I am a passionate worshipper of flowers & love [their benefit?] to human beings, Send me roots seeds & bloms of all you can get, I am


Cedar Keys, Fla.

Date Original

1869 Apr 10


Original letter dimensions: 25.5 x 40 cm.

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Reel 02, Image 0069

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