Creator

D[avid] Landsbonah

Recipient

John Muir

Transcription

[in margin: [Fig Trees V?]][words on opposite side bleed through paper?]01281Kilmarnock 16th Dec. 1887.Dear Mr. MuirWhen I had the pleasure of visiting you my attention was directed by you to a most magnificent fig tree, & you at the same time mentioned that as a shade tree the fig is superior to all the trees that grow in California. Would it be too much to ask if you would be so kind as supply me with the measurements of the tree _ [girth?]

[words bleed through other side of paper]of trunk [stricken word] at the height of five feet from the ground [illegible] that is if it be suitable to give the girth there; the diameter of the ground shaded by its branches & if [illegible] be need of the tree. Do you know its probably age? Do not trouble with a letter A.P.C. W. be quite suffic- -ient. I enclose an address I gave lately which may amust you. With [stricken word] regards to Mrs Muir & the children & also yr. [illegible]-in-law I am [illegible] John Muir Esq. D. Lansbonah

Location

Kilmarnock, [Scotland]

Date Original

1887 Dec 16

Source

Original letter dimensions: 13.5 x 21 cm.

Resource Identifier

muir05_0904-let.tif

File Identifier

Reel 05, Image 0904

Copyright Statement

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Owning Institution

University of the Pacific Library Holt-Atherton Special Collections. Please contact this institution directly to obtain copies of the images or permission to publish or use them beyond educational purposes.

Pages

2 pages

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