John Muir


[A. H.] Sellers


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Martinez June 24, 1898My dear Sellers I congratulate you on the happy journey onward of your good father the so called death - of a good man in ripe age is no more to be deplored than the bright sundown end of a good day Both an [alike?] natural & ordained by God's love.You need not lament my failure to get the flowers of the magnifica Silver Fir that trip with you, for I at last found them in all their glory. After searching the woods above Donner Lake & in the Washoe Range I went to Shasta, wallowed up through the snow nearly to the timberline. found not a single female flower & only one tree with a few immature male ones. Then went up the Scott mountains with no better results. Went home & corresponded with the botanists I had engaged to collect [illegible] elsewhere, but hearing nothing promising from them & the time of close of bloom drawing nigh I went again to Truckee where I left you & thence up the Sierra to the rest of the


Martinez [Calif.]

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