C[harles] S. Sargent
ARNOLD ARBORETUM.HARVARD UNIVERSITY.Jamaica Plain, Mass.,...March. 25,...1896.My dear Mr. Muir:You told me sometime ago that your notes, measurements, etc., on Sequoia were at my service. Now I am beginning to work on the genus for The Silva and if I can obtain from your notes any information supplementary to what you have already published about this tree, I should be very glad to borrow them.Can the name of the white man who first looked upon Sequoia gigantea be preserved in The Silva? It certainly should be if there is any way of finding out who he was, where he came from, and how and when he passed into another world. If there is any one who knows these facts, you are certainly the person.I have been very much interested in the new Bulletin of theSierra Club which I got a couple of days ago, as you will soon see inGarden and Forest. In it I find the first authentic account of thecondition of the California reservations which I have read. Dudley'splan for a Redwood Reservation I have, I think, already advocated; atany rate I have had it in mind for years, just as Asa Gray did, and wealways felt that it was as important for the nation and the world topreserve a lot of the Redwoods as it was to preserve the Sequoias.Can't something be done to bring this about before it is too late?I suppose you have seen in the papers the talk about the For-02074
Jamaica Plain, Mass
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