W[illiam] P. Gibbons
[es-]pecially now when the nettles of necessity are impinging on the sensitive membrane of feeling. Well now, my dear friend, I want your counsel. Is it worth my time to be spending time on these subjects? I have enough for two papers on Oregon trees:--a paper on the Redwoods--one on Oaks & other of our [illegible]inal.--One on deserted mining towns, without illustrations: & lots of unassorted notes of early Cal days. Also, an interesting paper with illustrations on the struggles for life under difficulties among trees. If I could turn them to some account, I would be glad to do it.As soon as I can find a niche of time I proposed making a short visit to you. Give my kindest regards to the family & believe me as everVery truly yoursM[c?]Gibbons
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