Harry Fielding Reid


John Muir


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[2]central point, he has figured in his map, projecting about a quarter mile beyond the sides; so we shall have to concede considerable changes in the form of the ice front; in fact after you left us last summer, the ice of the eastern part of the front fell away so rapidly that it produced a bay about a quarter mile deep. But what is more interesting still; on comparing Prof. Wrights’ photograph with my map, I find that the ice-front has receded about01492[3][letterhead]Cleveland, O.a thousand yards in the last four years. This brings up another point: Capt. [Carroll?] made several soundings last summer. I unfortunately failed to record them; but as I remember, the first was some two or three hundred yards from the ice and showed a depth of 680 ft. The second was quite near the ice and showed 720 ft. Now as all this space was covered by the ice four years ago, this difference of level, 40 ft, could not


Cleveland, O[hio]

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1891 Feb 19


Original letter dimensions: 21.5 x 14 cm.

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