[Seropis] fine book which you sent me long ago reached me since I began this letter. Gray kept it some time and finally sent it out here by Sargent, who gave it to one of the members of the Academy of Sciences. I have not yet read it, but am glad to get hold of so comprehensive a collection of facts relating to an agent that plays so important a part in the baking and breaking and building of our fine world, and will doubtless find it very interesting. When are you going to pay us another visit? What conclusions have you reached with regard to our pines and Silver firs. I found the true (?) P. Flexilis on all the higher ranges of the Great Basin. It also grows on the eastern slope of the southern Sierra. P. Balfouriana is compounded I think with P. Monticola and aristata. I fund P. edulis in western Utah mingling with P. Monophylla Cordially yours, John Muir.
San Francisco [Calif.]
1879 Feb 1
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Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Directors' Correspondence 199/312-317
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