Mrs. Irvine L. Lenroot
5Linnaea" This was T 1st tm T blessd plant ws fd within T bounds of Cal, & it wld almost seem TT Gray had felt its pres T ngt before at T campfire 10 mls away.When Linnaaus was 25 years of age he md T mst noteable of his lng lonely lot excurs's. Sett__ out in Uppsala he wond'd afoot or on horseback thru endless pine & birtch wds, meads & tundras into Lapland beyond T Artic Circle. He brought bck huns of spes of plants [then?] [illegible] among wch was a 03569(exuberance) 6lit frag evergreen TT he liked T bst of all. Hand__ a spec of it > his friend Gronovius he pointed out its characters & requested him > describe it & name it for him say__: "TT somehow he felt TT this lit plant was related > him & like himself. So it was named Linnaea borealis.In T wilder, parts of T Rocky Mts, & far north along T Pacific, I hv fd Linnaea bloom__ & spread__ in glorious ex far & wd over mossy ground cover_ logs & 03569
Original letter dimensions: 20.5 x 13 cm.
Reel 15, Image 0461
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