Horatio N. Rust
South Pasadena Aug 31st 94
John Muir Esq
My Dear Sir
How time flies. I cannot realize that more than one year has passed since I enjoyed so much our visit at Cal [Silles?]. I had hoped to meet you and hear of your trip abroad which I hope was a pleasant one.
I remained with Mr. Logan and the Fair until it was over and we had collected what morsels we could for [Beloit?] The collection is now installed in nice cases in the College museum very much to my satisfaction. Thanks to Mr. Logans generosity.
We are very hopeful that some day we may have the pleasure of seeing you at my home here. Please accept a perpetual invitation to visit us.
I am anxious to learn from you if you think that genuine Glacial markings are to be seen along the course of the [Angen Seco.?] just on the west side of Pasadena I ask because some people have recently claim to have discovered such evidences at or near a narrow gorge called
called the "Devils Gate" I have not seen them and was not aware that such evidences had been found in this vicinity. We were told some two years ago that a Glacier had been discovered on Greyback east of San Bernardino but that has not been [illegible]
Will you please write me if such evidences are known to you in this [Sierra Madr.?] range or how far south such evidences are known
I venture to trouble you with another request. Vis In your [illegible] of a visit to San Antonio you speak of having seen the "mountains full of Lillies in the full pomp of bloom." Will you tell me the proper name of the variety you speak of is it what is commonly called the Humbolt Lilly and if so can you tell me how it received that name. I will also ask if you will write me of the Lilly upon a sheet separate from any thing else as I may want to send the information to a third party and would like to send it in your handwriting.
Hoping this may not burden a busy life too much I assure you a reply will be duly appreciated by
Horatio N [Rusk?]
So. Pasadena [Calif]
Original letter dimensions: 28 x 21.5 cm.
Rust, Horatio N., "Letter from Horatio N. Rust to John Muir, 1894 Aug 31." (1894). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 6882.
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