Alice Eastwood


John Muir


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[2]This, he could not do for lack of time, so I promised to write to you for him to find out whether you could set him on the track of the desired information.He has been able to get the data in Washington and Oregon and seems satisfied that the lumber men have given him reliable information. I would feel like doubting facts [I?] obtained; but he may have verified them by some personal observation.If you can aid the Govt. in this matter you may be doing a great service for the trees.Dr. Merriam of Washington has been camping on Mt. Shasta at timber line nearly all[3][letterhead]summer. He report the Coniferous trees are without fruit this year. Carl Purdy was at Summit recently and could not find a single tree of a magnifica with a cone on it.You were very fortunate to find a tree in bloom last spring. I ought not to say "fortunate" since you were guided by knowledge.Sincerely Yours,Alice Eastwood


San Francisco

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