Marion R. Parsons


John Muir


[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


Merced Lake [Calif.]

Date Original

1914 Jul 7


Original letter dimensions: 20.5 x 12.5 cm.

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File Identifier

Reel 22, Image 0455

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

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