Edwin H. Abbot


John Muir


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[3]too late, I shall be glad. I will furnish Mr (Robert) Herrick with dates & facts today, and ask him to communicate with you direct. I enclose you some newspaper slips wich show how others than his family regarded him; and they will perhaps justify the delay in obtaining for you a really good record. Allow his father to thank you for your interests. In 1887, Philip and Robert Herrick both (being then Harvard Sophmores) accompaned President & Mrs Gilman and Mrs Abbot to Alaska with myself, where your glacier delighted us all and stimulated Philip for his Alpine work. His love for mountains, was a passion, and his joy among them was beautiful to see. He had so much experience on snow and ice, that though the youngest, he was the leader of the party on Lefroy and they proposed a scientific survey and map of the great Snow field as soon as Lefroy had been won.Not knowing your certain address, I enclose this to Mr McAllister at General Abbot's suggestion. and am with many thanksSincerely yoursEdwin H. Abbot.


Cambridge, Mass

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