[John Muir]


[Jeanne C.] Carr


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00625 [9] 3 [deleted #89] [belongs to #78] [deleted? But] although I was myself thus fully satisfied concerning the real nature of these ice masses I found that my friends regarded my deductions & statements with distrust, therefore I determined to collect proofs of the common measured arithmetical kind On the 21st of Aug' last, I planted five stakes in the glacier of mt McClure wh is situated East of Yosemite Valley near the summit of the range. Four of these stakes were extended across the glacier in a straight line, from the East side to a point near the middle of the glacier 'The 1st stake was planted about 25 yds from the E bank of the glacier, the 2d 94 yds, the 3d 152 & the 4[underlined: th] 225 yds. The positions of these stakes were determined by sighting accross


Yosemite Valley

Date Original

1872 Oct 8


Original letter dimensions: 20.5 x 25.5 cm.

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File Identifier

Reel 02, Image 0949

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Muir-Hanna Trust

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Page 5


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