John Muir


Joseph Hooker


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920 Valencia St San Francisco Feb 1st 1879 Sir Joseph Hooker. Dear Sir, I was delighted the other day on receiving your paper on the distribution of the North American flora. It came while I was away in the Great Basin, so that I received it only a few days ago. The explanation you present of the rarity of East Asiatic types in America, west of the prairie region, is most interesting and I would like to offer you here a few facts bearing upon the question, gleaned in the Great Basin between the Sierra Nevada and the Wasatch mountains during the last three years. Last summer I travelled over 2,800 miles on horseback crossing the Basin


San Francisco [Calif.]

Date Original

1879 Feb 1


Original letter dimensions: 11 x 18

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Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Directors' Correspondence 199/312-317

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DC 199 ff 312 317 image 1


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