Mary Elizabeth Parsons
have been possessed of the beauty you ascribe to your Arctic Daisy. It is such a small flower - the rays only 3 or 4 lines long - and white. The waiters at Deer Park Inn this last August assured us ours was the Arctic Daisy - and one of them has travelled up and down the mountains from Alaska southward, a long range, and says he has found it all up and down - Now, dear Mr. Muir, I do not wish to dispute your letter in any way, I only wish to be very sure of my ground before printing the name in print. This lovely flower of ours grew on a stem (usually only one head on a stem) a foot to twenty inches high. - We found it starring those high plushy, green meadows - 7000 to 8000 ft above the sea. I enclose a piece of paper with characters of both
San Rafael, [Calif.]
[ca. 1900] Nov 21
Original letter dimensions: 20 x 24.5 cm.
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