John H[oward] Redfield


John Muir


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[4][in margin: 572]see your observations on the Sequoia? This reminds me that Tho. Meehan one of our ablest botanists – who has given special attention to the study & the cultivation of the Coniferae – is very desirous to obtain a quantity of cones of the various forms of [underlined: Pinus aristata]. Murray described a P. Balf[illegible] from Mt. Shasta – which Meehan believes to be only a narrow- coned from of P. aristata - & he desires material to decide this question. Will you keep this in mind – the coming season – or if you have any – send them to me by express? I now wish that you had numbered the plants you sent me – that I might more readily refer to any particular species – in correspondence - & get exact localities. Yours very truly John H. Redfield[in margin: Redfield]00730 [1] Phila. Feb 12 1876John Muir 1419 Taylor St. San Francisco My dear Sir I have your favor of 27th [illegible], & thank you for the imformation – respecting the habitats of the two species of Botrychium which you sent. These facts extend the province of each of these species beyond our previous knowledge. The smaller species – I regard as B. simplex. Parry found it in 1873 near Yellowstone Lake – the farthest west – up to that time. It occurs in Central Europe - & in scattered localities in Canada & northern states – and seems to be one of those species – widely distributed but common no where – or if common eludes detection by its small size. The other large Botrychium, I was v


Phila[delphia, Penn]

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1876 Feb 12


Original letter dimensions: 20.5 x 26 cm.

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