A. O. R.
Cherry trees are not known in California - as I remember it the trunk must have been two feet & a half in diameter, the tree itself 60 or 80 feet high _ & its branches propotionately larger & spreading - the cherries were black - not large - not nearly as large as the California varieties but - a boys appreciation made them huge! Your red variety was to me the best, though both kind, were delicious. Thank you very much for the thought.[Stairzon?] got any place for a young man to learn fruit farming - willing to work but with everything to learn.Please present my compliments to Mrs Muir whom I hope some AM to meet. I [illegible] that you did not come to my house as my [illegible]Sincerely yours A.O.R.San Francisco 1023 Washington St 16th Jun 86Prof. John Muir My dear Muirpardon my offence on failing to ack- =nowledge your kindness in lending me the "Bulletin" Clipping, Containing an acct of your visit to the National Park. I read it with great interest. I was -am sorry not to have been there to see what you so graph= =ically describe. [The?] rising & falling of the giant Columns of [Water?] is beyond ones power to comprehend - it is awe inspiring to think of the power applied to project
San Francisco, [Calif]
1886 Jun 16
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