The Correspondence of, and to, Charles Hoy Fort

Edited and Annotated by Mr. X

Fort to John T. Reid

June 9, 1925

London, June 9, 1925.

Mr. John T. Reid,

My dear Mr. Reid:

Quite a coincidence. Several days ago, I was looking over letters, and came across one of yours, and I sent you a clipping.

Oh, yes, I've written books, and Boni & Liveright, of New York City, are my publishers, and I am now writing another, but the manuscript of it is so huge that how I'll ever cut it down to one book, I don't know.

Thanks for the clipping.

When I sent you some data, did I mention a spear head that was found in a lump of coal from a mine in Scotland? See "Proc. Soc. of Antiquarians of Scotland", 1-1-121.

What do you think of the footprints in sandstone, near Carson, Nevada ("Amer. Jour. Sci.", 3-26-139)? Each print was from 18 to 20 inches long. A giant? By the way, these data that I send, and have sent, to you, have already been published in collected form by me. Of course I don;t mean that you're not welcome to them: I mean that they're not quite "fresh."

I remember that, years ago, there was a discussion of "foot-prints in rocks" in "Notes and Queries": indexed under "foot-prints", I think.

"Illogical Geology" was published in a book of essays by Spencer: so, under that title, it probably can not be found, cataloged in a library. Oh, yes, Spencer was quite unorthodox, this time.

Very truly,

[Signature: Charles Fort]

39 (A) Marchmont Street, W.C.,
London, England.

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