M. S. Griswold
[letterhead]#4.As a student myself in common with our other fellow students thought you would probably become distinguished as an [illegible], such seemed to us to be the bent of your genius. But your field has proven rather to be [illegible] of science and one in which you have one an honored name Many are the Articles from you pen I have read from time to time, describing with vivid glow and [illegible] the scenes amid which you have wandered. I can always look back to your enthusiasm when, in our walks, you would [call?] some new flower, and can easily appreciate how every fresh feature of nature seems to speak to you as with a living voice Dearly indeed would I enjoy with you an ramble among the wonders of your adopted State, but having now passed the [year?] of [these?] [illegible] [time?] in my life, I shall probably never have that privilege. I had last summer a glorious visit with our old [illegible] friend Rattan, also in company with J. N. Stewart whom you must remember Stewart by the way is this winter at Madison, as represtative of the city of Appleton in the lower house of our legislature. With many pleasant recollections of our former days together -I remainYours sincerelyM. S. Griswold02819
Original letter dimensions: 28 x 21.5 cm.
Reel 11, Image 0531
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