Harry Fielding Reid
[in margin: Prof Reid]
Dec #5th 1896
My dear Mr. Muir,
It's been a long time since I have heard from you, but I have often thought of you and wondered how you were. Mr. T. Brook Whitworth wrote me last spring that you were about to make another visit to Alaska; Wish I could have gone with you. I took my whole family over to Switzerland and, leaving them at our hotel, I spent all the time I could studying the glaciers. I shall publish the results late in the winter & will send you a copy of the paper.
What changes did you find at
Glacier Bay? I hope you received the copy of "Glacier Bay & its Glaciers" which I sent you about four weeks ago; it was only published during the summer by the U.S. Geol. Survey. If you did you have probably noticed that I am trying to keep a record of the changes that American glaciers are undergoing & I hope you will send me what information you can on the subject.
I was in Cleveland a week ago and saw Bert McBride, who has devoted himself to business with great assiduity; I saw Cushing too, who still has his pristine quaintness. Adams is at Harvard where I hear he has a very good position. Morse is in Cleveland but I did not see him. Casement, I am told, died about
two years ago; you remember what a jolly little fellow he was.
My family has increased since I last saw you. My second child is a girl & is now 15 months old. Don't you every come east? I am settled in Baltimore now and I can assure you a very hearty welcome at any time that you can come & stay with me.
I am temporarily in Chicago, or I am sure that Mrs. Reid would want me to send you her kindest regards. She often speaks of you and of your two lovely children, whose pictures you gave Mrs. Reid on that awfully hot night in New York.
Hoping that we shall see you on this side of the continent before long.
I am very cordially yours
Harry Fielding Reid.
1896 Dec 5
Original letter dimensions: 20 x 25 cm.
Reid, Harry Fielding, "Letter from Harry Fielding Reid to John Muir, 1896 Dec 5." (1896). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 871.
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