Helen S. Wright


John Muir


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Normal School. San Jose, Cal. May 8, 1878.Dear Mr. Muir, You were very kind to send the specimens – they are giving me much pleasure. All are new to me except the Pellaea, which was sent to us last year from [ Plumas Co.?] The Botrychium is a little treasure. I see it is set down to your credit in the list of Cal. ferus. The Cassiope and some of the Gentians must be very beautiful when growing. I am sorry to have so little time for the flowers this spring. Work with them is my recreation; very truly so, in the best sense of the word. I have run off to the hills when I grew tired of people, with


San Jose, Cal.

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1878 May 8


Original letter dimensions: 20.5 x 13 cm.

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