John Muir


John Muir


[Horatio N.] Rust


Martinez Oct 2, 1894

My dear Mr Rust,

I am glad to hear from you & recall our pleasant evening at Col Sellers. I had a very good time in Europe, saw the glaciers and mountains of Switzerland & the principal fiords of Norway in a general way. Also Old Scotland & Ireland & England, meeting many interesting people etc etc
Thanks for your kind "perpetual invitation to visit you & do not fail to find me when you come

to San Francisco, Martinez is only an hour & a half from there.
Mrs. Sellers has been very sick, in bed a month as I learned by a letter received a day or two ago, but is now well & goes to the Wis Clubhouse.
I do not remember noticing any superficial traces of ice-action on the San Gabriel rocks, such as polished or scratched surfaces; but of the more enduring traces--drift, glacial forms of the rocks, & general glacial sculpture. those I saw everywhere.
As to that lily I think it was the Humboldt, but it is so long since I saw it

and as I have no specimen I hesitate to speak positively The Humboldt however is so well marked in its character you can have no difficulty in identifying it from those growing in Mrs. Conger's garden from bulbs I brought down. Or you can run up Eaton Creek & near its head find them growing in glorious abundance.
I have been busy this summer with a book which will be out this month published by the Century Co.
I dont believe there is a glacier on Greyback however small

With cordial regards and pleasant memories

I am yours truly

John Muir


Martinez [Calif.]

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