[Charles Sprague] Sargent
Martinez, June 7, 1898.My dear Prof. Sargent.Yesterday I returned from a weeks trip to Shasta & the Scott Mountains for magnifica flowers but am again in bad luck. I searched the woods wallowing through the snow nearly to the upper limit of the fir belt but saw no flowers or buds that promised any except on a few trees. I cut down six on Shasta & two on Scott Mtns nest of Sissons. On one of the Shasta trees I found the staminate flrs just emerging from the scales but not a single pistillate flr. I send the staminate though hardly worth while. Last years crop of cones was nearly all frost killed & most of the leaf buds also so there is little chance for flrs thereabouts this year.Sonne writes that the Truckee Lumber Co. is to begin cutting magnifica in the Washoe Range 10 miles East of Truckee on the 8th or 10th of this month & he promises to be promptly on hand among the fresh felled trees to get
1898 Jun 7
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