restrain evaporation, & so dried too much. I should have had oiled paper or oiled cloth to wrap them in. But I find the best and most avail= able thing to send live plants in by post is [underline: Segar-boxes], and the [transcript says "plants" - don't look like plants to me] packed [underline: snugly] in hardly damp moss. - [underline: peat moss (Sphagnum) by all means, if that is to be had. I should think it grew in the valley. The season for safe sending is at hand, and I will begin next sheet with a list of some of the things I am longing for, at the rate of a segar box full of each. Botanic Garden - Cambridge, Mass. Sept. 11, '72My Dear Muir Your welcome letter of the 24th Aug. reached Cambridge before I did and I respond to it among the earliest. How you must have enjoyed Torrey, and what a surprise it must have been! And to us too, to know that he was at Salt Lake City, and almost on his way to Ogden when we were there going East. We (wife & I) had to the last a happy, successful, and instructive journey. - except that the driver upset us on the way to Calaveras - at Jamestown, & sprained Mrs Gray's shoulder. But it is all well now. We made no long excursions after our return to San Francisco.
Cambridge, Mass Botanic Garden
1872 Sep 11
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