D[avid] Landsbonah


John Muir


[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


Kilmarnock, [Scotland]

Date Original

1887 Dec 16


Original letter dimensions: 13.5 x 21 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 05, Image 0904

Collection Identifier

Online finding aid for the microform version of the John Muir Correspondence

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Environmentalist, naturalist, travel, conservation, national parks, John Muir, Yosemite, California, history, correspondence, letters



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