Asa K. McIlhaney


John Muir


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[4]John Burroughs is closest in preference to the sugar maple, yet he cautions us not to forget the linden so pleasing in form and foliage and such a friend to the honey bee.I read that the sugar maple was very interesting to you when a boy, and may I ask the question, "What is your favorite tree today?"Living within sight of the Blue on Kittatinny mountains, it is but natural that I should be drawn to them, especially to that portion between the Lehigh Water Gap and the Delaware Water Gap. These mountains are not as grand and glorious as your Sierras, still they are lovable.Pursh was here in 1807, on a tour of investigation and was especially interested in the Pyrolas. The Heath family is well represented, the Rhododendron and laurel grow in profusion. The large white-globe flower, the Indian dipper, the round-leaf sundew, the pretty little Rhodora, & yellow moccasins are a few of the rarer plants.05325


Bath, Penn.

Date Original

1912 Dec 21


Original letter dimensions: 25 x 20 cm.

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Reel 20, Image 1503

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