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
1867 May 15
Muir, John, "Letter from John Muir to Mrs. A. A. Flanner, 1867 May 15" (1867). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 1239.
Reel 01, Image 1056
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