accounts of you and your doings that have reached me since we said "auf widersehn" in Portlan - for as yet "the rhyming tail" has not wagged in my direction. But Mary wrote me she would keep it [still?] for me until I reached Arden, and so I am hurrying down there the end of this week. In New York at Uncle Henry's home we are to have a grand celebration of the H.A.E.C. on Dewey Day. You see the Eastern half must try to keep up with the Western, for from your letter I should judge you had meetings nearly every day. Some day I hope we can combine forces - but until then the corresponding club must do its very best to bring that about. From Dr. [illegible]so you see you are ever with us in thoughts and in all happy memories of the H.A.E. Yes, Dr. Converse has returned from the West but whether he lost track of the deer and goals I do no know. Doubtless he gained much else - though his successful trip would I fear be to you a most unsuccessful one. But if he learnedand the Captain I learned of their visit with you, of how you bumped into memories icebergs and listened to the hum of glacier artillery again. Last evening Mr. Fernow spent with us - and when speaking of the recent Alaska earthquake he said: "Why, where is Mr. Muir - some other force besides glaciers must have been at work"!02729
Rochester [N. Y.]
[1900 ?] Sep 26
Original letter dimensions: 17.5 x 23 cm.
Reel 11, Image 0365
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