C[harles] S[prague] Sargent
ARNOLD ARBORETUM, HARVARD UNIVERSITY.
Jamaica Plain Mass.,February .19.,........1908.
My dear Muir:
We have here In the herbarium very unsatisfactory material of the California Walnut which, as you Know, does not grow very far from your house; at least we drove to it once in a comparatively short time. I am rather interested in the matter, for it seems possible that the little bush in southern California with small nuts may be a different species from your tree. Would n't it be possible for you to press for me some good flowering specimens this spring when the trees are in bloom and later make some good leaf specimens? I hope you will. I do not know if you are provided with suitable driers for such work, but, if not, I can send you some.
I do not seem to get over the bad Crataegus habit yet and have been working over them pretty much all winter. Next month I want to make a trip as far as Louisiana where what appears to be a new species of Gleditsia has been discovered, and then down to the extreme southern part of Florida where there is still work to be done. When are you coming east and how does your book get on?
C. S. Sargent.
John Muir, Esq.,
Jamaica Plain, Mass.
1908 Feb 19
Original letter dimensions: 26.5 x 20.5 cm.
Sargent, Charles Sprague, "Letter from C[harles] S[prague] Sargent to John Muir, 1908 Feb 19." (1908). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 5281.
Reel 17, Image 0207
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