John Muir


John Muir


[Asa] Gray


Muir Martinez, Contra Costa County Cal, June 19th 1880.

My dear Gray,

I send you herewith specimens of the cones, [las?], & wood of the Alaska cypress. When is that 2d Val of Cal. botany to appear. Do you know anything about a 2d edition of the 1st Vol. Not a single copy is to be had here for love or money. I was married last April, & now have a fixed camp

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where I can store burs & grass. My address is now Martinez etc. I learn through the newspaper that Sargent is coming to our woods this summer. I would like to see him. When are you coming back yourself. That [pteris?] from Alaska that you named [aquiline?] is very different from the common form. Cordially your friend John Muir.


Martinez, Contra Costa Co., Cal.

Date Original

1880 Jun 19


Original letter dimensions unknown.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 04, Image 0207

Collection Identifier

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

Copyright Statement

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Owning Institution

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.

Copyright Holder

Muir-Hanna Trust

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2 pages


Environmentalist, naturalist, travel, conservation, national parks, John Muir, Yosemite, California, history, correspondence, letters



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