18 November 1882
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
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
1882 Nov 18
Original letter dimensions: 18 x 22.5 cm.
Adams, William, "Letter from Wm. Adams to [John Muir], 1882 Nov 18." (1882). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 727.
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