[John Muir]


Mrs. Irvine L. Lenroot


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3here or hereabts for specs hv been st me from Wash & Oregon & I thk yu shd hv fd it hr or a little way north of hr." I replied "Linneae has always been a fav of mine ever since I began to wonder in T wilderness. I hv fd many of its coms in T High Sierra woods & arround T glacier mead bt Lin itself I hv not yt ft." "Nevertheless" sd Gray "T blessed little yellow mst be no grt dis off here." Then we wrapped ourselves in our blans & fell 035674asleep with our mds full of Linnaea. Next a.m. Gray con'ed his wrk on T mt., while Hooker & I md an excursion 8 or 10 mls T wstward. Abt noon, aft ford - one of T branches of T upper Sac. we noticed a grn carpet on T bank md of someth__ we did not at fst rec for it was not in bloom. Hooker look keen/ at it sd "whts TT?" Then we bth dismnt from our ponies & pluck__ specimens Hooker sd "Isnt TT Linnaea? its awfully like it. Then find__ some of T [illegible] flowrs he exclmd "It is03569


[Martinez, Calif.]

Date Original

1905-05-16 00:00


Original letter dimensions: 20.5 x 13 cm.

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Reel 15, Image 0459

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