And the rare [s'?] sp. of [underlined: Lewisia] is as good as [deleted: illegible] [underlined: new] - and is so wholly to California. I wonder if you get roots of [underlined: Whitneya dealbata] as soon as the snow has gone from them, you could not get them alive to me - to grow. It grows near Sentinel Dome, I believe. I gathered it on [underlined: Wawona] point above the Mariposa grove. Spring is unusually tardy here. To-day it is as chilly as - - - - as San Francisco in July! You will grieve with us over the death of dear good old Torrey. Gone to his rest in a good old age - but we miss him sadly.Ivesia Muirii is the first fruit. "the day of small things". Get a new alpine genus - that I may make a [underlined: Muiria glacialis!] Ever Yours A. Gray
Botanic Garden, Cambridge, Mass
1873 Apr 9
Original letter dimensions: 20.5 x 25.5 cm.
Reel 02, Image 1111
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