Asa K. McIlhaney
2of nature left many of the old trees stand so that today the descendants take off their hats in the presence of these living monuments.They generally planted a few white pine trees near the house, a buttonwood to shade the spring house, and aid in keeping the milk cool, which was appreciatively remarked on by Peter Kahn who visited here in 1749. The oak, ash, hickory, locust, chestnut, sassafras, birch, and beech predominate today.At present, I am engaged in writing an article entitled "Authors & Trees," in which I purpose naming the favorite trees of many distinguished men and women of Europe and America. This is taken from the autograph letters written to me years ago by the poets themselves. I would crave your indulgence long enough to say that Holmes, Trowbridge, Rexford and Mrs. H. B. Stowe chose the graceful New England elm. Emerson, Whittier, and Randall the author of "My Maryland" hold first thoughts05325
1912 Dec 21
Original letter dimensions: 25 x 20 cm.
Reel 20, Image 1499
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