R[aymond] H. Aront


John Muir



6 Sept. 1899

My dear Mr. Muir,

Please accept the sincere thanks of the members of the Rochester Modern History Club for the photographs of the Muir Glacier, and of you. After Enlargement they will be hung upon our walls.
I hope you will not deem me impertinent if I ask you two questions. Last Saturday I was at Niagara Falls. On the Canadian side there is a pyramid which surmounts a [Otone?] which is said to prove Agassiz's glacial theory.


Rochester History Club

May I ask you to tell me in a very few words what Agassiz's glacial theory is? I have looked in many places, but I have not found it stated.
Can you direct me to any book which describes the scenery of Alpine Co., California? I used to live there. In fact my father is the Superior Judge of that county now. I should like to find a book describing Lake Valley, and the view of Lake Valley & Lake Tahoe from the top of the Placerville Road.
I shall be very grateful if you will answer these inquiries.

Again thanking you,

I am, faithfully yours,

RH. Arnot


Rochester, N. Y.

Date Original

1899 Sep 6


Original letter dimensions: 28 x 21.5 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 10, Image 0967

Collection Identifier

Online finding aid for the microform version of the John Muir Correspondence

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Environmentalist, naturalist, travel, conservation, national parks, John Muir, Yosemite, California, history, correspondence, letters



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