Hetchy Valley & Canon I discovered another grove of Torrey[illegible] & procured seeds from there also.. I shall attend to all of your botanical wants at once, packing as you direct.. The [Gulla percher?] cloth is received. I brought you down sections of Pinns flexilis & Abies Williamso[illegible] from foot of Lyell, but some woodsaving cook has burned them. I am glad to know that all of your visit to our Pacific gardens was so satisfactory to you. If you & Mrs Gray had only exposed yourselves to the plants & rocks & waters & glaciers of our glorious High Sierras I would have been content to have you return to your Cambridge classes & to all of the just & proper ding dong of civilization. Agassiz comes not this year to Yosemite, Mrs Ag' writes me that they may visit us in indefinite year or two. My experiments made on the glaciers of the summits back of Yosemite, fully prove that they are alive, & are living the whole life of glaciers as well as the most orthodox of the swiss alps Give me work Doctor for I am heavy laden with obligations. - With kindest regards to mrs Gray & yourself. I am ever yours, John Muir
1872 Oct 10
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