March 24. Heavy rain early this morning. Secured a large lot of photos of wild scenery, forests etc., and books and pamphlets. Curious how this strange country is taking possession of me. In the afternoon in the Garden again admiring the Eugenias, Agathis, etc. March 25. Packing and drying plants in readiness for the home journey - a precious big lot of them there is, of which nearly every plant to me is novel. Many are also very beautiful and noble in size and port. Called on Mr. Hay in charge of the Forest Reservations, who kindly gave me a good deal of information of forest management here, and some pamphlet reports, photographs, etc., and went with me to a collection of woods near the Gardens. New South Wales has a great many kinds of useful and beautiful
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