Harry Fielding Reid


John Muir



Jan. 21, 1901

Mr dear Mr. Muir,

I am after you again for information about the Alaskan glaciers. Have you been fortunate enough to visit that country again last summer? Remarkable reports have reached the east with regard too the immense effect on the glaciers of the earthquake of Sept, 1899. Can you give me any authentic information on the subject? And last Oct. the papers said that a big piece of the end of the Windom glacier had broken off. This seemed strange to me, as this glacier does not reach tide-water. I was in Switzerland again last summer for a few weeks working especially on the blue veins and stratification of the glaciers; I think I have enough data now to prove that the former are merely modified strata. I wish I could see you; it has been a long time since you were east. You ought not to forget this part of the country. Mrs. Reid joins me

[in margin: in kind regards, Yours cordially, Harry Fielding Reid.]



Baltimore, Md.

Date Original

1901 Jan 21


Original letter dimensions: 27.5 x 21.5 cm.

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File Identifier

Reel 11, Image 0583

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

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