John Muir


[Charles Sprague] Sargent


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Martinez, June 9, 1898My dear Prof. Sargent -Yours of June 2 was received just after I had mailed you a letter stating the condition of the Abies flower business & sent a few half opened staminate specimensMiss Eastwood should be back from the summit of the Sierra tomorrow, & she promise to report to me promptly as there is now no time to lose. Should she & Sonne fail I'll go to the woods above the Yosemite next week & try yet once more - the flower crop this year is very scant.I have about made up my mind to take that Southern Mtn trip with you & Canby in Sep. The weather will be cool & the leaf colors glorious, & in the meatime I may be able to finish those park articles for the Atlantic this haggling to shove nature into words is a monstrous devourer of time & prevents one from learning anything, I ought to have been in Alaska ere this.


Martinez [Calif.]

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1898 Jun 9


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