Frances J. Myers


John Muir



Syracuse, N.Y., Mch 28th 1880

Mr Muir

Dear Sir

The package of plants kindly sent by yourself arrived safely this morning via New York. Why it went way around that way is a mystery to me. We all thank you for the attention, and shall value the specimens as from a friend. As individuals we are striving to complete our collections of ferns, of which only the rare species are now in demand. B. [boreale?], N. [tenera?], C. [viscida?] A[illegible]

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&c I enclose copy of a paper read to us last spring by Mrs Rust. it is just [illegible]. You will find some errors made by printer. The specimens sent by you will be a fine addition to our club herbu[illegible] and we shall be glad to send you any thing where grows here.

Believe me always Resp’y yours Frances J. Myers Secy.



Syracuse, N[ew] Y[ork]

Date Original

1880 Mar 28


Original letter dimensions: 21.5 x 13.5 cm.

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Online finding aid for the microform version of the John Muir Correspondence

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Environmentalist, naturalist, travel, conservation, national parks, John Muir, Yosemite, California, history, correspondence, letters



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