Robert Ridgway


Robert Ridgway


John Muir



Brookland, D.C.

June 8, 1900

Dear Mr. Muir:

I [have?] just had the pleasure of reading your most interesting article in the Atlantic Monthly for April on the forests of the Sierras. There is just one statement therein that I would challenge, and I cannot resist the temptation to do so. You say that "of all the fifty species of American oaks north of Mexico" that you know "only two - the white oak of the Sacramento and San Joaquin valleys and the live oak of Florida - surpass the mountain live oak in size." Now I spent a month in the Sacramento Valley, [mostly?] among the oak groves and have spent six month in different parts of Florida; yet among thousands of trees of the two kinds mentioned I never saw one that would



Brookland, D. C.

Date Original

1900 Jun 8


Original letter dimensions: 24.5 x 16.5 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 11, Image 0247

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