Hector Alliot


Hector Alliot


John Muir


[letterhead]Los Angeles, Cal. Dec 1. 1910.John Muir, Esq.Martinez California.My dear Mr. Muir:Dr. J. A. Munk has just brought me what he is inclined to believe is the fruit of the Sagillaria, it is a recent find of Mr. Stevenson in the Black Forest of Arizona.I had hoped to show it to you, well knowing your interest in the subject, but I am informed that you have returned home, after your visit here.The fruit (?) - looks like a huge almond three inches long, the texture of which was singularly woody and hard. One end which is bruised, exhibits foliation of the internal parts, in parallel laminae, very unusual in any fruit.We do not know any thing about it,06337

and our botanist friends, who do not seem to have any acquaintance with the Sagillaria, are unwilling to express an opinion.-As I hope to make a representative collection of the petrified flora of the Magic Forest, any information from you would be most welcome.Thanking you in advance for any light you may cast on the subject, at your convenience, believe me, my dear Mr. Muir,Very faithfully YoursHector AlliotCurator - The Southwest MuseumLos Angeles, Calif


Los Angeles

Date Original

1910 Dec 1


Original letter dimensions: 27.5 x 21.5 cm.

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File Identifier

Reel 19, Image 0976

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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