S. E. Wells


John Muir


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00825 Elizabeth. New Jersey Wed. Jan 15th. 1879. John Muir- Sir- For more than twenty five years, as opportunity offered, I have as- ked returned Californians, the name of a plant found in the Prayer Book of a relative who died at Sacramento. Having made your acquaintance through the fresh, poetic &, instructive articles in “Scribner”. I take the liberty to send a leaf, & imperfect description of the flower, - which is perhaps un- necessary — and must be very [illegible], having been pressed so many years, & fastened on paper. Stem woody – leaves irregular. Caly[illegible], probably these leaved. Corolla [illegible] a petalled. more than two inches in length, with


Elizabeth, New Jersey

Date Original

1879 Jan 15


Original letter dimensions: 21.5 x 27 cm.

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Reel 03, Image 0970

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