Emily [O. Pelton]
almost to crazyness and neglected you till now. I suppose that you are now all home in the Mondele block among your friends, Have you seen or heard from Mrs Goodrich since your return, I would l9ike to hear how she is. I wrote her a letter shortly after receiving your last in care of Mr Pelton, thinking that he would know where she then was. How much I should enjoy a visit amongst you all - it begins to seem long indeed since I was at the [illegible]. when upon my first botanical walk, Has winter reached you yet. it has came down into our hollow and missed many of the fall plants ere they had time granted to mature their seed, and while many of the bushes and maples had but just began to show the mellow tintings of Autumn. I have not botan aged so much as manual this season I had one ramble among the rocks in the vicinity of Owen Sound I send youa section of fruited found of a rare fern which is abundant in the wet limestone rocks there it is know in but one or two localities in the states. I shall give you a perfect specimen some day if you have not one already. there is another fern somewhat rare from the same place - Camptosarus [illegible] I would take pleasure in showing you my collection of ferns the eyes are so few that appreciate such beauties, I send you a few mosses I only began their analysis this fall and these are some of my first specimens Many of them are imperfect in some cases the male flower is wanting stil I assure you they cost one much labor as my land was of so low a power that I could scarely see the teeth of the peristone in some species, much less count & examine them perhaps you are already possessed of far better specimens. Ne[illegible] hangs in [illegible. loose patches from nearly every bush & maple in our woods. Hyp[illegible] No 1
[Near Meaford, Canada]
1865 Nov 12
Reel 01, Image 0736
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