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John Muir


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ARNOLD ARBORETUM,HARVARD UNIVERSITY,Jamaica Plain, Mass.,...June...25...1897My dear Muir:I have yours of the 18th and write at once to say how delighted I am that you will join me in the field. I will confer with Canby at once and fix a date and place as soon as possible for our meeting.I did not say anything to you about Abies magnifica before because I did not want to bother you with such triffles. I have not the flowers and I do not believe they are yet out on the high Sierras, so if you feel ambitious for a mountain trip and want to secure an absolute cure for the grip, now is the chance for you to do The Silva a service. If you really think of making such an excursion I would suggest going to Shasta as it would be possible there, perhaps, to obtain flowers of the two forms, those with included and exserted cone-bracts.Your Atlantic article is bully and I am not surprised that Page is delighted. What I have written for him this morning seems so tame, woodeny and commonplace that I have urged him to throw it into the waste basket. No one has such a trick as you have for writing about woods and trees, and I never read in your book without feeling absolute discouragement.I have about finished the Pine business but I do not suppose the volume will be printed until after I get home in the autumn, so02304


Jamaica Plain, Mass.

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