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ARNOLD ARBORETUM, HARVARD UNIVERSITY,Jamaica Plain, Mass., June 24, 1898.My dear Muir:You have done the trick this time and done it well. Last Saturday I received an unsigned telegram saying the Abies flowers were sent. Not knowing then that, you had left for the mountains, I supposed that the telegram had been sent by Miss Eastwood whom I knew was in the field, so this morning when I received a letter from her saying that she had been unsuccessful in securing the pistillate flowers I felt rather dejected, but about noon your box came and I feel sure, that it was you who sent the telegram. You know what a service you have done me and how fully I appreciate it. It is not worth while therefore to make an effort at effusive thanks, which I am sure you realize as fully as if they were spoken.Canby and I are laying our plans for our southern trip, and if we do not have a good time when we get together again it will be your fault.Nothing new about the forestry situation, the matter being still in the hands of the conference committee.Faithfully yours,[illegible]John Muir, Esq.Martinez, Cal.02434
Jamaica Plain, Mass.
Original letter dimensions: 26 x 20 cm.
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