Kate N. Daggett
expression was when you were lifting me over the rocks in Yo Semite. Mrs. Agassiz offerred to send me some pamphlets of the Professor’s upon glaciers and kindred themes “when she should have time to look them up.” Were you not glad to hear of the princely gift of Anderson to the great naturalist for a national school where students can learn of the good Mother from her own books of rock and tree, in her own school-room with Heaven for a roof. Perhaps you’ll come and give a vacation to help in this grand undertaking. As you see we are from home and unfortunately this is a health-trip else we should be in a different part of the country. Nature has stored up medicines here in the bright, sparkling waters that are said to be a “sure cure” for eheusuatism, and for three weeks Mr. Daggett has daily taken a partial boiling in them. Next week we are going for a short visit to New Orleans, then home. Jeannie writes she has been pleasantly at work superintending the planting of the University grounds but the work is suspended because the new President “does’nt quite see how the Agricultural & Horticultural departments are to be developed”. He had very much better leave it to the Doctor & Jeannie who do see. 00660
Hot Springs, Arkansas
1873 Apr 19
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