Asa Gray


John Muir


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Cambridge, 21 Sept., 1872.My dear Mr. Muir:Since my last to you-this morning, indeed, came to me your letter of July 29th sent to Dr. Bolander, —too late to reach me in Calif, and which Bolander evidently kept till he knew of my return home.On getting your letter I at once wrote to New York to have my publishers put up for you, in addition to the little "How Plants Behave," my Manual, School and Field Book, and Structural Botany. So you can set to studying Botany again. I have directed the package to be addressed to you, and as soon as I know through what San Francisco bookseller the parcel is sent l shall write to advise you, that you may reclaim it. I have directed all charges to be paid to San Fr. The package to care of Prof. Carr went by mail yesterday.If you get up to that Primula on Clouds’ Rest or Mt. Hoffman, pray collect a quantity of it and dispatch it, packed in damp moss and wrapped in the gutta percha paper in successive parcels, not to exceed 12 ounces each.Truly yours,Asa Gray


Cambridge, [Mass]

Date Original

1872 Sep 21


Original letter dimensions: 20.5 x 13 cm.

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Reel 02, Image 0909

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