A[sa] Gray


John Muir


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glacier-ice, but in spicy wild perfume. What Pine seeds were those you sent - in a letter envelope no long ago - have been here 2 or 3 weeks. Your vivid delineation of glacier-life in its last throes, is reproduced in Silliman's Journal for Jan'. Good Torrey was here a month ago - lively, but growing feeble. Ever yours A. Gray with heartiest wishes for the New Year.00563 BOTANIC GARDEN, CAMBRIDGE, MASS. January 4 1872My Dear Muir Your letter of the 18th Dec. has been here 4 or 5 days. To-night comes the nice - glorious - package by Express. I have taken out the plentiful Torreya seeds, poked thro. a wilderness of superb Pilea mucro- ermata - & some Liliales all in first rate condition but dare not go farther in the warm room for fear of awaking the Primulas. Yet they, I see, were so admirably put up that they must


Cambridge, Mass

Date Original

1872 Jan 4


Original letter dimensions: 20.5 x 25.5 cm.

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File Identifier

Reel 02, Image 0629

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