Horatio N. Rust
called the "Devils Gate" I have not seen them and was not aware that such evidences had been found in this vicinity. We were told some two years ago that a Glacier had been discovered on Greyback east of San Bernardino but that has not been [illegible]Will you please write me if such evidences are known to you in this [Sierra Madr.?] range or how far south such evidences are knownI venture to trouble you with another request. Vis In your [illegible] of a visit to San Antonio you speak of having seen the "mountains full of Lillies in the full pomp of bloom." Will you tell me the proper name of the variety you speak of is it what is commonly called the Humbolt Lilly and if so can you tell me how it received that name. I will also ask if you will write me of the Lilly upon a sheet separate from any thing else as I may want to send the information to a third party and would like to send it in your handwriting.Hoping this may not burden a busy life too much I assure you a reply will be duly appreciated byYour friendHoratio N [Rusk?]
So. Pasadena [Calif]
Original letter dimensions: 28 x 21.5 cm.
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