Nelson F. Evans


John Muir


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JOHN K.GORE, VICE PRESIDENT AND ACTUARYWILBUR S.JOHNSON, 2D VICE PRES,AND COMPTROLLEREDWARD GRAY, 3D VICE PRESIDENTFORREST F. DRYDEN, PRESIDENTEDWARD D.DUFFILED,4TH VICE PRES.AND GENERAL SOLICITORWILLARD I.HAMILTON,SECRETARYC.A FOEHL,MANAGER FOR EASTERN PENNDYLVANIANELSON F.EVANS,SUPT.OF AGENTSORDINARY DEPARTMENTELIGHT FLOOR THE NORTH-AMERICAN BUILDINGPHILADELPHIA,PAGEORGE B.SPEEDASSISTANT SECRETARYIN REother gentleman whose name I cannot recall.As we approached the summit of Three Brothers late in the afternoon of August 3, 1870, an eagle, disturbed by our approach,flew away from this summit quite near to us; whereupon Laura said to you, I name this Eagle Peak; and you replied that shall be its name. You evidently faithfully kept this promise, for I find in the U. S. Government maps of Yosemite region that mountain top is in all of them named Eagle Peak. It is a pleasant reflection for me and my daughters, that my wife and their mother named a mountain,on the pioneer trip to that mountain with the distinguished John Muir as a guide. You said no white woman, and indeed no party of tourists, had ever been there before us.You are therefore justified in recording the following names as the party conducted by you and your Indian helper:Nelson F.Evans:Francis L.Robbins:Philadelphia.Laura Snow Wood: :Rockland, Maine.Lucy Hatch:I shall be very grateful if you will advise me where I can purchase the volume you are to write, in which you may mention this incident.With best wishes for your health and happiness in this pretty good old world for yet many years.Yours respectfully,[illegible]05774


Philadelphia, Pa.

Date Original

1914 Jun 13


Original letter dimensions: 27.5 x 21.5 cm.

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