Augusta Ackinson


John Muir


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[5]when the plant had come in contact with the earth, the roots are sort of yellow, much as are the roots of mulberry.I know how busy you are, and much as I dislike to trouble you, still I am selfish enough to ask this favor of you. I won't take up any more of your time now. It had been so long since[4] IVis. It was so beautiful in its home, grew along the bank of a mossy little brook and reminded me somewhat of the bitter sweetberries in the east, although it is a bush and in its natural state looks like little lanterns hung along the underside of the stems and leaves. I brought home some roots and I saw that roots had started.05657


Pasadena, Calif.

Date Original

[ca. 1913]


Original letter dimensions: 16.5 x 26 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 21, Image 1130

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Page 3


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