[F. Bailey] Millerd
called "Blue Myrtle" in cultivation as well as California Lilac. It was first discovered by Eschscholtz in 1816, & was introduced into English gardens in 1837. It is distributed from Mendoeino Co. to the Valley of the San Luis Rey River, & is the largest species sometimes attaining a height of 35 feet - a truly glorious plant. Now I must go to work again on that hug red Canon. Come & see us all of you as soon as you can. I am sending the photos to Larksp[illegible]r which I promised Mrs M. & Elmer. Ever faithfully yoursJohn Muir
[1902 Sep 24]
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