John Muir


[Asa] Gray


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[4]I have a rare chance of getting your plants packed out of the valley tomorrow & so have determined to send all together [deleted: together] with a few seeds in a box by Wells Fargo EX - I am ever cordially your friend John MuirThe books, both Hutchings & mine are along all right. Many thanks, I am hard at work on dead glaciers [1] Yosemite Valley Dec' 18th, 72My dear Gray, I received the last of your notes two days ago announcing the arrival of the ferns. You speak of three boxes of Primula. I sent seven or eight. I had some measurements to make about the throat of the South Dome so yesterday I climbed there. & then ran up to Clouds Rest for your Primulas, & as I stuffed them in big sods into a sack, I said Now I wonder what mouth- -fuls this size will accomplish for the Doctors primrose hunger. Before filling your sack I witnessed one of the


Yosemite Valley

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1872 Dec 18


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Reel 02, Image 1005

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