Asa K. McIlhaney


John Muir


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3for the pine. Jean Ingelow favored the oak, "the peculiar tree of my nation." So did Thomas Hughes "because it is somehow connected with the British constitution." Stoddard and Markham tend toward the same.To Lowell the early buds of spring had a great meaning and, as you know, he wrote charmingly of the elm, oak and birch, but he loved the horsechestnut best, "the one he planted in childhood whose trunk has now (1891) a girth of eight feet, and sustains a vast dome of verdure, the haunts of birds and bees and of thoughts as cheery as they."S. F. Smith author of "America" preferred the blood beech which is celebrated in the first line of the first Eclogue of Virgil. Howells likes mulberries and bays and says there cannot be too many of either.Ex-President Roosevelt writes that the hickory is such a distinctly American tree that he is especially fond of it.05325


Bath, Penn.

Date Original

1912 Dec 21


Original letter dimensions: 25 x 20 cm.

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File Identifier

Reel 20, Image 1501

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