John Muir


[Charles Sprague] Sargent


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7 between the head of Dease Lake & Telegraph Creek in great part give place to handsome fir around the lake, & upward to the north & on the mountains. The tallest about a hundred feet, one foot diameter at ground, feathered with short branches from top to bottom. The cones are 3 inches long, one in diameter, dark purple, bracts short, dark colored, wings of seeds very dark. leaves 5/8 to 7/8 inch long, falcate, blunt, excepting those of leading shoots which are quite sharp. Mostly pale yellow-green. The mountain-side on the west side of the lake is forested with this tree. _ leaves all around the branches."This I guess is enough Goodbye. Remember me to good lively boyish [Cicuta?] CanbyEver YoursJohn Muir


Martinez [Calif.]

Date Original

1897 Nov 16


Original letter dimensions unknown.

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Reel 09, Image 1152

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