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ARNOLD ARBORETUM HARVARD.UNIVERSITYJamaica Plain, Mass, March 5, 1900My dear Muir;I am back at last,after seven weeks' absence In the southern woods,to find your two letters. I am sorry if I have appeared peevish. I daresay the accusation is well taken. Perhaps you would be peevish If you had Crataegus on your hands, to say nothing of lots of Other new species,turning up constantly in all parts of the country and all demanding a place in The Silva which I had supposed and hoped was finished a year ago. It will take me all this year to complete it if I do the best I can, and I doubt if it can be done this year.Canby only stayed with me threo weeks, so a considorarle part of my journey was a lonely one. Wo had bad weather most of thetime but saw wonderful displays of flowers; indeed it is the greatest flowering season in the east I have ever known and this makes me doubly sorry that you did not join us. We made a short excursion from Texas into Mexico, going only as far as Monterey. We saw enough, however, in the way of trees and scenery to show that Mexico is a place to visit in detail,and If you can ever throw off your had habit of sitting [illegible] in chairs and writing magazine articles we must go together and spend a summer south of the Rio GrandeI like your last article well. The Emerson episode is admirably well done and will find favor,I am sure,with many New England[illegible]
Jamaica Plain, Mass
1900 May 4
Original letter dimensions: 26.5 x 20 cm.
Reel 11, Image 0221
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