A[lexander] W. Drake
February 14, 1895.
Mr. John Muir,
Dear Mr. Muir,
Glad to know that the article is on the way Ihope you have not forgotten to tell me which pictures wewould better reject. It will be a great help to me. I havethe Hill picture of Muir Glacier in the hands of a splendidengraver and hope to get a good result. I will send you aproof as soon as it is finished.
beneath the gl. The form of the front also changed, being much more regular than formerly. A bold cape jutted far out from near the center.
If you have a canoe you may visit the exposed section of the [buried?] forest--on the W side of the inlet--slumps acres from 2 to 20 ft high of Menzies [Mertin?] & Paton spruce some with the bark on & the ground still showing bed of humus with needles & cones, a complete section of the ancient forest floor--wh. had been buried beneath a grand wash of assorted moraine material 150 roughly [abraded?] deposited by flood waters. & then washed out by the western river outlet of the gl. showing that though the gl is now receding It was once still more shrunken than now. & then after remaining far back from its present position long enough for trees several cents old, at least 2 generations of them it advanced, now receding again but notwithstanding these fluctuations the recessions & shallowing far exceed the advances & swellings. As shown by the traces on mtns, & once reached to Juan de Fuca
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Drake, Alexander W., "Letter from A[lexander] W. Drake to John Muir, 1895 Feb 14." (1895). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 6995.
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