- Sequoia gigantea on Redwood Creek. A. H. Allen says Hopping is authority for the statement that there are 40 - 50 acres of pure stand on Redwood Creek, the only pure stand that he (Hopping) knows.
- Murray, Wm. Calif. collector, discoverer of Cupressus mcnabiana, "was a great scientific man. Had a thorough training; was State botanist a while; had a brother who was a famous geologist. Had a bank in S. F. Agent of the Rothschilds in Mexico. etc. etc." _Says Miss Kellogg. I have taken down essentially all Miss Kellogg said without regard to its accuracy. Some of the alleged facts are obviously wrong. He was an old man when he married and a daughter, Miss Anita Murray, is still living at Carmel or Seaside.
August 2, 1910.
- A. J. Pieters, has been coll. oaks for histological study. He is nearly my height, thin face prematurely wrinkled about eyes and cheeks, full brown beard, blue eye, pleasant manner. Seems a good observer & makes a favorable impression. Said he left Gov't service because every scientific man shunted off into administrative work, caught the fever for building up an "office" Any number of men trained by  Smith split off in that way and "developed" a "section" or "office." Most of their time taken in pulling for more appropriation for extension of their work. About