Cornelius Bradley


John Muir


Berkeley, April 22, 1907

Dear Mr. Muir –

I find in the herbarium here a specimen of Eucalyptus which in all obvious characters matches yours perfectly. It is E. rubida collected by Maiden, and marked new species. The species had not been published at the time of the British Museum list, which came down to 1900. Consequently we have no indication of where to look for full description. It seems very unlikely that Dr. Strenzel so long ago should have secured a species so little known and so lately distinguished as this – unless, indeed, it had been all this time confounded with some other, or included under it. The visual identification of parts, dimensions, and aspects is strikingly close. Were it not of a tribe which varies so much within the species – and even on the same tree – I should feel sure I had it. But, on the other hand, the E. rostrata, on the grounds here, also approaches yours so closely in some of the forms that is seems antecedently more likely that yours is a form of it. I think you had better send on a twig or two to Prof. Maiden – perhaps after they begin to bloom.

I cannot tell you how much good my visit has done me. Mrs. B. sends her love to you all.

Very truly yours,

Cornelius B. Bradley


Berkeley [Calif.]

Date Original

1907 Apr 22


Original letter dimensions: 28 x 21 cm.

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MSS 048 John Muir Papers

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

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