Harry O. Knerr
Allentown, Pa., Mar. 15/09.Mr John MuirMartinez ValleyCalif.My Dear Sir-:It gives me great pleasure to address you informally as I have always cherished the highest regards for the great scientist and nature lover of the west.Like John Burroughs on the Hudson, your life was devoted almost entirely to natural research and discovery. You gave to the world the first scientific knowledge of the region along the Pacific slope. You evolved that theory that the Yosemite Valley was scooped out by glacial erosion and you proved it in the face of all the wise men of the century.It is interesting to know that you discovered the largest glacier on the continent in Alaska and that your work of investigation is still going on.When Theodore Roosevelt made his04457
1909 Mar 15
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