J[oseph] Worcester


John Muir



points that she must make clear, but they much and [illegible]tty fear that Mrs Butler’s repressed manner will chill rather than warm her [illegible]. [Do?] it is your [own way?], with the [illegible] the [seeds?], anything in your hand, and [illegible] from twenty to thirty [minutes?]. Excuse, and [believe me?]

Yours sincerely

Joe Worcester


1030 Valley st. S.F.

Feb. 18th

Dear Mr [Muir?],

I understand that [Mrs Butler?] has written to you, making a request of you. I do not know what she said in her letter, but I have a [illegible] fear that she does not make it clear how important to us all her [illegible]ing is, and how much she needs help. She has charge of the [illegible] of the California flora,



and she has done much and excellent work not only in drawing the flowers in their habitat, but in [gathering?] the plants and seeds with the purpose of making a [field?] of flowers around the California Building. She cannot carry out the well-derived plan for this without help, and she has found it very difficult to [interest?] the [illegible] in it, so she has appealed to some of the ladies of the Century Club.


They will do what they can, and have set apart an afternoon in which Mrs Butler’s drawings will be shown and her plan unfolded, but they much need help in the way of informal talk from one having knowledge and enthusiasm in the matter of our wild-flowers, and no one has these as you have. [Miss Hamlin?] and [Mrs Jarboc?] will support her in drawing from h[illegible] the


S[an] F[rancisco]


Original letter dimensions: 20 x 25 cm.

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