Robert Ridrway


John Muir


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[4]I sent you also, separately, a copy of my last paper on trees of the lower Wabash Valley. Am sorry that I haven't a copy of the first paper to send you. Hoping to have the pleasure of receiving a letter from you, I am, with kind regardsVery [truly?] yoursRobert Ridgway[1]Brookland, D.C.February 15, 1900.Dear Mr. Muir:The receipt of a copy of Mr. Keeler's charming little book on Calfornian birds which you have had the kindness to send me, has reminded me that I have not kept my promise to send you some photographs of Indiana trees. These were promised you in a letter which I wrote you not very long after my return from the Alaskan trip, though I do not know whether you received my letter or not, not having heard from you. Perhaps you had been waiting for the pictures before writing. Well, I have many02665[5]List of photographs sent to Mr. Muir.1. Sycamore (Platanus occidentalis). Gibson Co., Indiana, opposite Mt. Carmel, Illinois. Circumference, above "swell", 30 ft., at ground 42 ft; height (mean of several measurements, by triangulation, by shadow, and by dendrometer), 160 ft.; spread of top 134 x 112 ft. 2. Sycamore. A tall-shafted specimen in Richland Co., Illinois. 3. Tulip Tree (Liriodendron tulipifera). Knox Co., Indiana. Circumference, above "swell", 18 ft. (not an unusually large specimen. There are few now of this size, but [formerly?] there were many very much larger.) 4. Tulip Trees. The larger one has had top broken off by wind. The smaller one remarkable for its slender growth. (Knox Co., Indiana.) 5. Sycamore, almost completely covered by Virginia Creeper (Ampelopsis virginica). (Gibson Co., Ind.)02665


Brookland, D. C.

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1900 Feb 15


Original letter dimensions: 16.5 x 26 cm.

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