John Muir


John Muir


[Asa] Gray


920 Valencia St. [Muir?]

San Francisco.

March 16th 1880.

Dear Gray,

I send you here a few odds & ends from Southeastern Alaska Please send back a specimen of each or fragment named. Had a glorious summer among the glaciers. Found ten that flowed majestically into the sea & sends off bergs. There can hardly be less than 10,000 big & little in the territory. counted over 200 from one standpoint. The forest are magnificent That cupressus we found about Shasta is not [Nootkatensis?]. Have just been comparing them. Found specimens in Alaska 150 miles [at?] of Wrangel 150 ft high [6?] ft diameter. Ever cordially yrs John Muir


920 Valencia St., San Francisco, [Calif]

Date Original

1880 Mar 16


Original letter dimensions unknown.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 04, Image 0077

Collection Identifier

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

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Gray Herbarium Archives, Harvard University. Please contact this institution directly to obtain copies of the images or permission to publish or use them beyond educational purposes.

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Muir-Hanna Trust

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