Dan[iel Muir]


John Muir


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[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


Buffalo, [Wisc]

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[ca 1865 Nov]


Original letter dimensions: 30.0 x 19.0 cm

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