Penelope H. Bingenheimer
I especially love the Mountains, and my longing for them was changed into gratitude that I had not been among them much before reading your book, on the Cal. Mts.I spent Oct and Nov. in San Francisco, but lived the trip over with delight through your pen. I have read some books on nature, but nothing that ever rang so true with Love as yours.I wonder if I could trouble you for the probable age of the largest Sequoia in Muir Woods?I wrote your State Forester and he thought about 500 years. I feel according to your dimension and heights quoted of specimens that they must be older.Do you still hold to your theory that the Sequois attract the water courses? I noticed in a magazine this sumer an article from some one inquiring into the matter that their theory was that the water attracted the trees. in no ways was the article so weighty as your thoughts and research on
[ca. 1912 ?]
Original letter dimensions: 16.5 x 26 cm.
Reel 20, Image 1575
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