Eliza Ruhamah Scidmore


John Muir


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any contributions of that which will be gratefully received by our committees.We are to have Rev E.C. Smith, who has twice climbed the peak, lecture to us here on the 19th as part of the scheme of "whooping it up."Prof. Davidson shall be gathered in, you may believe.Capt. Hooper has been here some weeks and leaves for his home tomorrow. I have heard that Capt. Carroll is coming on to secure legislation for Alaska. You know that an attempt was made to secure the governorship for him. Could anything have been more absurd? ParksThe map I [enclose?] you is the legal one from government surveys and lately made surer by decision of Board of Geographic Names. The same surveyor who found the trees "600 ft high by instrumental measurement"--and then came down to 350 feet--made a map last year and renamed the glaciers to suit himself. The Board of Names promptly turned his map down.Sincerely,Eliza Ruhamah Scidmore01763


Washington, D. C.

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