Martinez, California April 20, 1902 My dear Sir Joseph, I cannot tell how great is the pleasure your letter has given me, recalling auld lang syne, leading me to hope my work for the trees has not been altogether in vain, telling the welfare of your family and above all bringing yourself again into clear view still strong and at work, towering like a lone aboriginal sequoia, the last of that noble group of the last century's scientific leaders and truth lovers whose names I need not write here. Professor Sargent and I are planning a journey through the forests of Siberia and Manchuria. Possibly, we may start within a year from now, and shall then hope to see you as we go by way of London. Mrs Muir is often troubled with rheumatism and will not I fear ever undertake a European trip.
1902 Apr 20
Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. JD Hooker MUE-PIT
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