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

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not want to discourage you, but before you go to more expense You ought to understand the diffi- culties in the way. We promise to do all we can for the scheme, and a few of us fully appreciate the value of such a collection and such a museum: at the same time we do not believe it possible yet, to bring up public interest to the point necessary to such a start.

    I must also make a further

explanation as to myself. I have only been practicing law a little over three years. Some time ago, I found that my enthusiasm for sci- ence was rendering me more prominent as a scientist than as a lawyer. People here have not yet heard that a man may be a good lawyer, and take