Nelson F. Evans


Nelson F. Evans


John Muir


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

History and Economics in the William Penn High School for Girls, the largest and the model high school of Philadelphia; and I should be glad to receive a few lines from you, which I am sure would give much pleasure to her and her sisters,as well as myself.Yours very respectfully,Nelson F. EvansSuperintendent of Agents.Dr Mr. EvansVery few of the letters that come to me these days bring forth so many dear old Yo memories Ex. Eagle Peak as Yours of Mar 10th. I recall that first trip with [illegible] pleasure as the most novel & [illegible] memorable of all [illegible] trips around Yo [illegible] tho I have forgotten every name of the varied characters [illegible] the party. If they still [illegible] in your Memory I hope you will send them to me as I would like to refer to that trip in another Yo vol book that will form a vol of my auto [illegible] from "My Boyhood & Youth" recently published.Please remember me to your daughters with kindest regards & believe me ever faithfully yrsJM05722


Philadelphia, Pa.

Date Original

1914 Mar 10


Original letter dimensions: 27.5 x 21.5 cm.

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File Identifier

Reel 22, Image 0231

Collection Identifier

Online finding aid for the microform version of the John Muir Correspondence

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Environmentalist, naturalist, travel, conservation, national parks, John Muir, Yosemite, California, history, correspondence, letters



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