Transcribe Jackson, J. A. Letter to Hornaday, William Temple (1879-09-09)

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ybg </em Law Office of Nourse, Kauffman & Co. STENOGRAPHERS LETTER </em Des Moines, Iowa > Sept. 9" 1879 Wm T. Hornaday, Esq,

    Dear Sir: Your esteemed    

favor and papers accompanying at hand.

     I turned the papers over to Mr Clark-

son and had a very brief conference with him. He was very busy </s and > but I will see him again today. I congratulate you on your great success at Saratoga - Nothing would be more acceptable to me and numer- our others than to secure your collec- ion and your own valuable services for our own State., but to be frank, I de- spair of success. Our state is too young. All are bent on making money, and spending none except to increase facilities for making more. The idea of a State Mu- seum of Natural History is fifty-years too soon. This is the way it looks to me, when I think of an appropri- ation by the State. But there is