But we went to Santa Cruz, by land, and had a day among the Redwoods of the San Lorenzo Velley - more of which, for size would do not discredit to Calaveras or Mariposa. Going E. we reached the Colorado Mts. via Denver. - found Dr. Parry settled for the summer at Empire City, in a cabin, by himself, which would have delighted you. - I climbed with him Mt. Parry & Mt [illegible] and he made with me & Mrs. Gray a most successful & gratifying ascent of Gray's Peak. - the finest mountain I know. I am going to send you & Mr. Hutchings, books & 00614publications as soon as I can get them from New York. And my Dubuque discourse - which I rehearsed to you in our pleasant walks - I shall send by mail as soon as printed - in 2 weeks, way. - Now I am longing for some of the plants that grow around you - and seeds. The ferns we took from Nevada Fall neighborhood were, I find, sent too dry, & a considerable part are dead in consequence That is they were packed in a cotton bag without anything to
Cambridge, Mass Botanic Garden
1872 Sep 11
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