John Muir


[William C.] Hendricks


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[1] 1419 Taylor St San Francisco Nov. 20th 1875 My dear Sir. I write now chiefly to thank you for the kind & painstaking interest you are taking in my friend Keith, & to ask whether your sister is still on our coast, & to say how do you all do. Has your sister quite recovered from the Yosemite trip which [ proved?] so [ fate giving?]. I have just [2]descended from my summers studies in the Sierra, having been engaged mostly on the head waters of Owens River & the Middle San Joaquin, & in the Lava floods of Mono & Owens Valleys. I also spent two & a half months in studying the grandest of all our forest trees Sequoia [ Geganten?], tracing its [ limits?], estimating the area which it occupies, & reading its history as a species. When I publish results I will send you copy. One of my most val= =uable discoveries is the origin


San Francisco [Calif.]

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1875 Nov 20


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