[Annie Kennedy] Bidwell
920 Valencia St. San Francisco, May 3 1879.Dear Mrs Bidwell. Your bonnie telling bunch of bloom is here, & how gladly I would seek the fields where it came you must know, But alack!! work, work, work, holds me here. How beautiful the fields, & plains, & fence corners, about Chico must be. I have been hoping all through the winter that I should be with you in bloom-time for at least a week. Now summer is coming on, & my chances to see Chico this year seem to be growing less. I may probably go into the Sierra above Yosemite for month, & then up the Coast to study the glacial phenomena The Sunday School people from the east want me to lecture for them; but this is a business that I know little about. Am hard at work with my pen. Have not had a single excursion this winter. How have your flora studies prospered? With thanks for the bloom, I am cordially yrs, John Muir
920 Valencia St. San Francisco, [Calif]
1879 May 3
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