[letterhead]0291Dec. 21, 1896.My dear Mr. Muir:I write to thank you for the trouble that you have taken concerning the Sequoia. I am familiar with S. sempervirens in all its phases and do not doubt that it takes but one year to ripen its cones. It was S. gigantea which I was uncertain about. I saw green cones, apparently young ones, on the trees at Palo Alto at Christmas time last year. I know that they collect seeds at Sequiois Mills in the late summer. Putting these two facts together, it seemed to me that
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