James Geikie


John Muir


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[ Perth?] March 1 1979Dear Sir I am glad that you found my paper on the glaciation of the Outer Hebrides of interest. I quite agree with you that so many details as I find are not needed to convince any one who is conversant with the mode of glacial action that these is lands have been glaciated from the South east. But the prejudices if I may be allowed to use so hard a word of English geologists in favour of icebergs are hard to overcome, and one can only hope to do so by piling up the evidence that tells against that tells against that most inept and unsatisfactory iceberg hypothesis. I have long wished to see your Sierras and have had with the liveliest interest what you and Clarence King and others have written about them. Certainly their glacial phenomena must be very grand, and some day I hope to make some ac- quaintance with them. But my time is much occupied, and when I shall be able to go, I do not know. I send you


Perth [Scotland]

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1879 Mar 1


Original letter dimensions: 22.5 x 27 cm.

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