Nelson F. Evans


John Muir


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JOHN K. GORE, VICE PRESIDENT AND ACTUARY WILBUR S. JOHNSON, 2D VICE PRES. AND COMPTROLLER EDWARD GRAY, 3D VICE PRESIDENT FORREST F. DRYDEN, PRESIDENTEDWARD D. DUFFIELD, 4TH VICE PRES. AND GENERALSOLICITORWILLARD I. HAMILTON, SECRETARYINSURANCE COMPANY OF AMERICAHOME OFFICE,NEWARK,N.J.C.A.FOEHL, MANAGER FOR EASTERN PENNSYLVANIANELSON F.EVANS,SUPT,OF AGENTSORDINARY DEPARTMENTEIGHT FLOOR NORTH-AMERICAN BUILDINGPHILADELPHIA,PA.GEORGE B. SPEERASSISTANT SECRETARYIN REMarch 10, 1914.Mr. John Muir,Martinez, Cal.Dear Mr. Muir:If you have half as pleasant a recollection as I have of the little excursion you and I planned from Hutchinson hotel in Yosemite Valley to the top of El Capital[illegible] and the Three Brothers, in the summer of 1870, you may be pleased with a word from me, suggested by a recent reference to you by the travel lecturer Mr. B, D. Baumgar[illegible]t, from whom I obtained your present address.While you have been busy earning world wide honors as a naturalist during these forty-three intervening years, I have been equally busy with work in my profession and in various public activities, and in raising a family.You may remember that I married one of the two ladies who were in that pioneer trip to the top of Three Brothers, which my wife named Eagle Peak. She was a brilliant woman and a good mother, and after helping me raise and liberally educate three splendid daughters, she passed away six years ago.My eldest daughter is head of the Department of05722


Philadelphia, Pa.

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1914 Mar 10


Original letter dimensions: 27.5 x 21.5 cm.

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