[Charles Sprague] Sargent
For these good men & many, many trees I have to thank you, & I do over & over again as the main blessings of the passing year. And I have to thank you also for Grays writings - Essays, etc. which I have read with great interest. More than ever I want to see Japan and eastern Asia. I wonder if Canby could be converted to sufficient sanity to go with us on that glorious dendrological trip. Confound his Yankee savings bank! He has done more than enough in that line. It will soon be dark. Soon our good botanical pegs will be straightened in a box and planted, and it behooves us as reasonable naturalists to keep them trampling and twinkling in the woods as long as we can.As to the big tree fruit - I have not seen enough to be quite sure
1898 Dec 28
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