George Engelmann


[John] Strentzel



San Francisco, Nov 15 1880

Dear Doctor Strentzel

Tired and worn out we found it impossible yesterday, in passing Martinez, to stop over though we thus missed a pleasant day. But I am anxious to get home and will only be a few days at this place to close up my affairs. I send you a plant of Y[illegible] whipplei from San Bernard’no, and will add seeds of the same as soon as I unpack my box. Your box of grapes and the addition of the Alhambra were very [illegible] especially the latter, when we [illegible]sed a miserable and chilly night on the stage from Santa Anna to San Luis [illegible]. Many thanks! The last of the grapes were consumed at the place of a Scotch settler near [illegible]who was very obliging and assisted us


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materially to get that rare Pine only known in a few hundred specimens in his neighborhood [Tinus Torreyana?]. He admired the grapes, and especially the small seedless purple currant grape so much that he begged for a few cuttings, if possible. Would you have the kindness to send him a few of this and one or two other choice grapes cuttings? [Yurra?] [illegible] grows in his neighborhood and I told him, to send you a few plants of this species. I will try when home, to procure some other [Yurra?] seeds for you. The name and address of my Scotch friend is Mr McKellar San [Dieguito?], San Diego Co. Calif. I hope Mr Muir will make it possible to come to town before I leave. I should much like to see him Remember me to the Ladies, which I hope enjoy good health

Yours very truly George Engelmann


San Francisco

Date Original

1880 Nov 15


Original letter dimensions: 21.5 x 14 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 04, Image 0352

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