Edmond L. Brown
3[letterhead]Mr Bailey, and accountant of the Bank of California and the writer who was the youngest member of the party, (about twenty one years of age). If you can recall a young man extremely enthusiastic, making the mountains and valleys echo with his shouting you will remember me. We had six horses & two pack animals in our train, the two extra horses being for the colored cook, Bennie, and the mexican Immanuel, who took care of our horses. As I recollect it we ascended from the valley close to and just at the right of the Yosemite Falls via. Indian 030854[letterhead]Canon [diacritic]. En route ascending Mt Lyell Mt Dana or Gibbs (have forgotten which) and others, thence through Bloody Canon [diacritic] to Lake Mons where we nearly lost our lives in a storm at night. I also remember camping near the soda spring the grass our horses ate making them sick. I can still remember the sweeping views we would have from the mountain tops of the country between the Sierras and Coast Range- The San Joaquin River appearing like a ribbon of silver. I can still remember the great rock scars on the sides of the valleys made by the03085glaciers years or rather ages before. As I have never been in California since and have never met any one who had made this trip undoubtedly much of the detail has gone from my memory. If some time you should write me a letter addressed to the care of George E Dudley Winsted Conn it would reach me With kindest regardsYours very trulyEdmond L. Brown.03085
1902 Oct 28
Original letter dimensions: 22 x 14.5 cm.
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