William Adams


Wm. Adams


[John Muir]



18 November 1882

Dear Sir,

A short time back I read with much interest your paper on the Pine Forests of California and was much struck with the beauty of the specimens as seen by the engravings illustrating the paper. Not having any correspondent in America

To the writer of the Pine Forests of California In the Century Magazine

[Page 2]

I take the liberty of writing to you to ascertain from whom I could procure seeds of the various sorts of pines you write about By answering this you will lay me under an obligation which I will willingly endeavour to repay on my side.

I remain Dear Sir Yours faithfully Mr. Adams

Not knowing your address I have asked the Editor of the Century to direct this to you


Adamshurst, Maritzburg, Natal, S. Africa

Date Original

1882 Nov 18


Original letter dimensions: 18 x 22.5 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 04, Image 0938

Collection Identifier

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

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



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