Harry Fielding Reid


John Muir



January 16th., 1903.

Mr. John Muir.

Martinez, Cal.

My dear Mr.: Muir:-

I am again collecting information for my annual report on Variations of Glaciers. Professor Davidson has sent me a report from the Captain of the excursion steamer to the effect that the end of the Muir Glacier is now about a mile and a half behind its position before the earthquake. Perhaps, you have heard something more about it or about the other glaciers in that region or other parts of Alaska.
I have never been able to get any definite information about the California glaciers. I have written frequently to Mr. J. N. Le Cont who visits the mountains very often but apparently in the early summer before the snow has exposed the ends of the glaciers.
I was in Switzerland last summer with my family and spent a short time among the glaciers and have now practically completed all the observation I want, to show clearly the relation between the original stratification and the blue veins.
Mrs. Reid is fairly well this winter and am sure she would send her kind regards to you if she knew I were writing. I am sorry California is so far off that I have not the opportunity of seeing you oftener, but I hope something will bring you to the East before long. With kind regards.
I am, Yours very truly,





Baltimore, Md.

Date Original

1903 Jan 16


Original letter dimensions: 28 x 21.5 cm.

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

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