Harry Fielding Reid


John Muir


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[2] 01535the ice front in that year, which shows a recession in p[illegible] years of about 1000 yards. I am making a special map of the upper part of Muir Inlet on a scale of 1 / 20,000 (about 3 inches to the mile) to show our stations, the position of the ice front in 1890 & in 1886, and the positions of the flags we used for measuring the motion of the ice. I should like very much to add to the interest of this map by plotting in the position of the ice front at your first visit in 1879. If you do not[3][letterhead]object to this please drop me a line as soon as possible, as I shall not do it without your express permission. I hope to have my report in print sometime this fall. With regard to furnishing Capt. Carroll with bearings for determining the future rate of recession, I can do it so much more easily & satisfactorily when my map is published, that I think it would be better to wait until then, especially as no more observations can be made until next summer.


Cleveland, O[hio]

Date Original

1891 Oct 27


Original letter dimensions: 21.5 x 14 cm.

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