John Muir


John Muir


Mrs. A. A. Flanner


No 59 [illegible] at Indp'l's May 15 '67

Mrs A. A Hanner

I am glad you seek my acquaintance, as I have long since desired yours. I would glady be acquainted with all botanists and with all that botanists love; I must tell you how- ever, that although a fervent lover of botany, I know very little about it - Gods precious plants are dear indeed to me, but when I walk among them I feel that I am with strangers I am not intimately ac- quainted with a single flower

you will therefore expect but little from me, and will be compelled in this matter, to practice to a considerable extent the lesson which the Saviour endeavored to beat into the stingy jews - viz to "give hoping for nothing again". I send cordial thanks Mrs Hanner for your sym- pathy. I am now pretty well. I shall endeavor to see you & your plants soon if I remain in the city.

I am yours botanically John Muir


Ind[iana]p[o]l[i]s, [Ind]

Date Original

1867 May 15

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 01, Image 1056

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Muir-Hanna Trust

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