Kingdoms, inventions, masterpieces in literature, art, music, and architecture are born out of dreams. They may seem flimsy and elusive but they show the things which are closest to the heart far down the lapse of time. For, building along the lines of dreams makes realities.
The Butler Botany Department was once upon a time just such an elusive, tantalizingly uncertain dream of a young Ph. D., a dream which occupied his mind when the ink had barely dried on the signatures to his diploma which the University of Michigan had presented to him as tangible evidence of years of intensive preparation for the teaching profession in the field of botany.