John Muir


John Muir


O. C. Haslett


Martinez, Nov. 4, 1907.

Mr. O. C. Haslett,
San Francisco.

Dear Sir:-

You are undoubtedly right in your contention as to the Red Fir & Douglas Spruce, These trees are not in the least alike. The cones of the Red Fir-Abies magnifica grow straight upright on the upper branches. Those of the Douglas Spruce- Pseudo tsuga Douglasii hang down from the ends of the branchlets. The leaves also are very different as doubtless you well know.
I have not yet published anything on the Caucasus, or indeed on any part of my long Journey abroad.
You should, as a lover of forests, join the Sierra Club and study with others on the summer outings.
Faithfully yours,

John Muir.


Martinez, Calif.

Date Original

1907 Nov 4


Original letter dimensions unknown.

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Reel 16, Image 1159

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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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