Creator

Marion R. Parsons

Recipient

John Muir

Transcription

[1] (July 7) [1914]My dear Mr. Muir:I have only a few moments to spare before helping to serve dinner but I wanted to answer your note to me and to tell you that the mountains are bringing comfort and peace in spite of some painful moments. It was very very hard to meet so many of Edwards's friends, but they all have been lovely to me and done everything possible to help me. It is a pleasant party with some very interesting people. I enclose a note from a grand-daughter of Ralph Waldo Emerson who seems to be a fine, energetic woman.I had one lovely ten day trip most of which I spent all by myself. The party joined me in the evening but I set out in the morning with my knapsack on my back and went up past [Mirror?] Lake by the new Tenaya Creek Trail up the wall to Snow Creek where we camped. most of the party did05787[2]not come up until after dark and I had a fine time in the moonlight looking at Half Dome, and [Tenaya?] Canyon below me. We visited North [Aloma?] the next morning and in the afternoon I set out alone and returned to the Valley with only myself for company. I did so enjoy it. We are now in the upper [illegible] canyon between the [two?] lakes where we make our head quarters for several days. Mr. Colby sends regardsFaithfully yoursMarion R. ParsonsJuly 7[th?]Merced LakeJuly 7th.My dear Mr MuirMrs Parsons suggests my sending you a little line of greeting & I am glad to take advantage of her suggestion. Your wonderful country certainly appeals to all our family, now in the third generation. Ive so often heard of my grandfather's trip with you. Sincerely Ellen Tucker Emerson05781

Location

Merced Lake [Calif.]

Date Original

1914 Jul 7

Source

Original letter dimensions: 20.5 x 12.5 cm.

Resource Identifier

muir22_0455-let.tif

File Identifier

Reel 22, Image 0455

Copyright Statement

Some letters written to John Muir may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

Owning Institution

University of the Pacific Library Holt-Atherton Special Collections. Please contact this institution directly to obtain copies of the images or permission to publish or use them beyond educational purposes.

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