[John Torrey]


John Muir


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Here he twice entertained us at supper [illegible], as he expected to leave in a few days, he brought out all his reserved nice things, & seemed de- lighted to treat his old friends [in?] his queer retreat! I thank you for remembering me [in margin: 576] when you were on those high moun- tains. That little Botrychium looks peculiar, & I will report on it when I go home. Would that I could have been one of your party when you were in those most interesting regions! I remember with much satisfaction the pleasant & instructive hours that I spent with you in the Valley. Probably Agassiz did not go there, for he was rather poorly when I saw him in San Francisco. [in margin: [Please?]] Excuse my rambling letter. I am shut up in the Hotel, an easterly storm prevailing outside St. Louis, Sept. 28 1872My dear Mr. Muir - Your letter of Aug. 24th was forwarded to me at Denver, & gave me much pleasure. We have been spending a fortnight in the mountain- ous part of Colorado - & are now on our way home. I stop here to spend a day or two with my old friend Dr. Engelmann. Of course I have seized every opportunity of collecting plants. & with considerable success. While on my way from Denver to Georgetown I was asked my name by a fellow passenger in the cars. He said that he asked the question because he thought I must be a botanist from the appearance


St. Louis, [Missouri]

Date Original

1872 Sep [28]


Original letter dimensions: 17.5 x 22.5 cm.

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Reel 02, Image 0925

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