W[illiam] R[ussell] Dudley
July 8 1895
Mr. John Muir.
My Dear Sir
Your kind letter and the enclosed articles, your valuable list of publications all came to hand, in good time for my departure southard. I delayed answering and acknowledging your communications until I was on the verge of the forest. We--one assistant and myself, went south to the Tehachapi Mts. and went up Antelope Canon, in to the heart of these mts. to near Tehachapi Pk where we camped at an elevation of 6000# through some weather very hot in the valley below, but very comfortable where we were. Flowers were abundant here, and in a weeks time we pressed a good lot of specimens of about 200 species. It was an interesting spot, as there was an enclosed basin at the head of the canon where the Flora lost all of the desert species and was much like the middle Sierras.
From Bakersfield we came here, with our packs and go tomorrow if everything is favorable, up through Tobias meadows, by trail northward, along the Western Divide, along the head of Deer Cr. The Tule R. forks and into the Kaweah Valley.
We are cmaped now in the Glen Oak region, and thankful to be in as good a region, after the long barren foothills north of Bakersfield. But we go in from this way, in order to go over the whole length of the Sequoia Belt this summer if possible. At least to the King's River.
Thanksing you for your great courtesay in inviting me to talk over the exploration next fall.
I remain most sincerely and respectfully
W. R. Dudley
1895 Jul 8
Original letter dimensions: 28 x 21.5 cm.
Dudley, William Russell, "Letter from W[illiam] R[ussell] Dudley to John Muir, 1895 Jul 8." (1895). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 3115.
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