John Muir


[Theodore P.] Lukens


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[in margin: darling Lottie & her Mother Ever yrs truly John Muir]glad of my visit to his home. Mellick was mistaken trees only 8 ft in diameterMartinez, July 1, 1897My dear Mr LukensYour little visit at our house was greatly enjoyed by us all. & we hope you got home safely & found your family well. I have just been writing to Sargent about those wonderful oaks 16 ft in diameter & Douglas Spruce 400 to 500 ft high, also about the Paton hemlock in the San Gabriel Mountains Now Ill be on Puget Sound this summer with Sargent & I write now for exact information as to how we will find those immense Douglas spruces. Also give me the address of those glorious oaks. If after you visit them you find them 16 ft in dia I will promise to come right down & see them myself. Remember me to Mrs Lukens & convey my thanks for her kindness when I was in Pasadena last summer, & remember me to


Martinez [Calif.]

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1897 Jul 1


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