[ca Nov 1865] BuffaloDear Brother John You see I am once more in the city of Buffalo and the prospects are that here I will remain now until I can build [illegible]ers etc. When I left home I fully expected to go to college in Oberlin Ohio but when I went there I found that the information I had received concerning it had not been true and of course you may judge that I was not a little disappointed but without crying over the loss of that which I never had had I started for Buffalo and am now at work in the same place as before. You no doubt think it strange that I did not write to your sooner but when I arrived here I found that Howard had not commenced to build [reapers?] for next year and of course had not use for me so I went whining round feeling very little like writing to any one and since I have gone to work I have had very little time. Sarah received a letter from you just the day before I left which she handed to me to read. indeed those seemed to be very interesting specimens you sent to the little body that George calls such as little crumb' I have done very very little in botany this year although I hoped to have had a pretty good start by this time in fact I don't and I cant and I never did and never will pretend to be able to go on with any study the way you have and can and I suppose will as long as you have within your nostrils the breath of life 569
[ca 1865 Nov]
Original letter dimensions: 30.0 x 19.0 cm
Reel 01, Image 0738
Copyright status unknown
Some letters written to John Muir may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.
University of the Pacific Library Holt-Atherton Special Collections. Please contact this institution directly to obtain copies of the images or permission to publish or use them beyond educational purposes.
John Muir, correspondence, letters, author, writing, naturalist, California, correspondent, mail, message, post, exchange of letters, missive, notes, epistle