Geo[rge] Hansen


John Muir


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told you in my last letter, I have tried to Formtulate for a long time all those ideas I have conceived respecting the protection of our forests. I much fear that the "Overland Monthly" is not on a paying basis, and while I will be "out of a job", I am forced to look for remuneration for my pen's-work. As soon as I have put into writing what I knwon he subject, I will take occasion to advise you of such, and may be, you can refer me to where such articles would do me the most good while reaching where they are destined for.It was so encouraging to read your words ¦' You should write more" Miners' and gamblers' slang", such were the critics received from certain quarters, and believe, it hurts deeply, when I look back to the time when I was told that I was powerfull in my native tongue. - I mail a copy of my Monograph "The Orchid Hybrids". Please, accept it. Not that you should be familiar with the first on the subject, not take it from me as a sign of my appreciation of the fact, that have found somebody who feels like I do, or, perhaps, that somebody has come across me, and thinks sufficiently of me to take an interest in me. The first 47 pages should tell you more about the character of your new acquaintance, and the rest, can it not serve to prove what I am made of? If nothing else, let it be witness to the sincerety of my conviction, to the honesty of my purpose, and to the anxiety with, which I pray for participation in this world's achievements I now have an order for a set of my exsiccatae from Genoa, and I feel proud and glad to think, I will be able to get my supplement into print.I am interrupted constantly in my writing. Let me take up another sheet whenever I feel again at home where I dip my pen.Gratefully and faithfully yours[illegible]


Jackson [Calif.]

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