[Annie Kennedy] Bidwell
Hamilton Nevada September 11th 1878.Dear Mrs Bidwell, I was refreshed & delighted by your long, bright, hearty letter, so full of real sympathy, & friendly interest for all of which I must thank you before I write another line. & next I hasten to congratulate you on your happiness in having your name associated with so interesting a little wild flower As soon as I saw it, before reading your account of it I said, “This bonnie wee poly [illegible] must be new”. He is indeed a neat & jolly little fellow, though not belonging to the very first families of Floras Kingdom. His near relatives the Eriog[illegible], are developed in great beauty & abundance throughout the plains & mountain ranges of this vast region. You must indeed [underlined: study] botany. You cannot yield your heart to Gods precious plant people too unreserved by your opportunities are excellent. With so clear & whole [illegible] & far-seeing a soul as Gray to cheer you on, & so fine a field at home & in the near mountains. You must go ahead
1878 Sep 11
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