[John Muir]


[Gertrude F.] Boyle


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43[First draft of letter, in note-book]Martinez, Jan. 27, '05.Dear Mr. Roid:I failed to meet any of the geologists interested in N[ew]z[ealand] glaciers on account of their being away on their summer vacations. These interesting glaciers are like those of Switzerland. The largest (the Tesmanian g.) is 16 or 18 miles long. The lowest descending of the group reaches to within about 700 feet of sea level. The vegetation along their banks is extremely novel and interesting. All are receding, as far as I saw. I have heard nothing new about the Alaska glaciers.Please send me a photo of that fine boy of yours. He, at least, must be advancing and increasing.Faithfully yours,[John Muir]Prof. H. Fielding Reid,Johns Hopkins University,Baltimore, [Maryland].03098[first draft of letter, in note-book]


[Martinez, Calif.]

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1905-01-27 00:00


Original letter dimensions: 21 x 17 cm.

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