furred shades like the throat of the brown hummingbird. Never elsewhere found spruce flrs so beautiful. The most superbly beautiful of all the conifer flrs. D.C. Brownell Skagway to send flrs of [birch] 427 yrs old 4 ft 3 in[ches] in dia[meter] perhaps 20 ft ab[ove] ground Spruce at Low Inlet 196-10 ft long at dia[meter] of [1ft 10 13 ft] to 1st limb girth 24-5 around stump high as could reach [Sketch] R. Ridgway Brookland District Columbia (Paper on Big Trees – Sequoia) [bracketed and marked “Sent”]
Original journal dimensions: 9 x 15.5 cm.
Holt-Atherton Special Collections, University of the Pacific Library
John Muir, journals, drawings, writings, travel, journaling, naturalist