[Charles Sprague] Sargent
Martinez May 11, 1898My dear Prof Sargent, I have just returned from a four days trip of inspection of magnifica around Truckee Not a single coniferous bud is yet open thereabouts, so this year I was too early, as last year too late. I found that many of last years young leaves & cones were killed by frost & consequently this years crop of cones is likely to be small, still one can hardly fail to get flowers somewhere. I took Sonne with me & have him [roused?] to watch magnifica almost from day to day I reported to Miss Eastwood & she will go to the summit of the Sierra in June unless she hears from Sonne that he has collected & forwarded the flowers. I have also engaged a man in Yosemite - who is a collector of Conifer seeds to send me the Magnifica flowers & I will be ready to go again myself in June if necessary.
1898 May 11
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