H[arry] F[ielding] Reid
[First draft of letter,in note-book]
Prof. Harry Fielding Reid,
Johns Hopkins University,
I am sorry I have nothing of importance to offer for your annual report on Glaciers. I met a traveler this summer who had just returned from the Muir Glacier, but could get nothing definite out of him as to recession, this being his first visit. I don't believe the earthquake had any appreciable influence on this glacier. This summer I saw a dozen or more of the Sierra glaciers about the heads of Kern and Kings rivers. They had all receded slightly in the last few years.
I shall be glad to see your work on glacier structure. My mind was made up in the subject years ago, as to main features.
With best wishes and kind regards to Mrs. Reid, and hoping to see you ere long, I am,
Original letter dimensions: 21 x 17 cm.
Muir, John, "Letter from [John Muir] to H[arry] F[ielding] Reid, [1903 Jan ?]." (1903). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 2519.
Reel 13, Image 0142
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