[Harry Fielding Reid]


John Muir



April 18, 1894

My dear Mr. Muir,

I wish I were sending you my completed memoir on my Glacier bay work, but I have unfortunately another in good working condition this winter, and it is still unfinished. There are one or two questions I should like to ask you about that again. Ben told me that some glacier (which was it?) in Taylor or Dundas bay was advancing when you were then in 1879. I should like to


know more about this as it is so near the glacier of Glacier bay, & these have certainly been receding for a hundred years. Was it a large glacier, & what were the indications of advance? were they very decided?
I believe also you told me that the Grand Pacific & Johns Hopkins glaciers were united when you first saw them; am I right?
How did you enjoy your European trip? I wish I could have been with you. There is some chance of my going to Switzerland this summer, but my plans are not yet decided.


Baltimore [Maryland]

Date Original



Original letter dimensions: 20 x 12.5 cm.

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