Marion Randall Parsons


John Muir


[1]Seattle, Sept. 15My Dear Mr. Muir:You will hardly believe me when I say that my feet are turned homewards at last. I hope to reach Berkely next Wednesday and will try to be with you a very few days later. A note from Wanda says that you have not been well but are now better. I did not notice the date - my letters have been a month on the way, some of them. Your note only reached me yesterday morning. We had a wonderfully interesting trip in the Sel[illegible]s. The glaciers are the05848

[2]finest I ever saw, some of them ten and twelve miles long. At Lake May nine hanging glaciers sent avalanches down to form the trunk glacier, which discharged its [illegible] into the lake. Its front was about a mile wide and we judged must be fully a hundred feet high. I never saw an iceberg before.I hope that this finds you well and strong again. I shall be with you before many days now - have played truant too long.Very sincerelyMarion Randall Parsons


Seattle [Wash.]

Date Original

1914 Sep 15


Original letter dimensions: 9 x 14 cm.

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File Identifier

Reel 22, Image 0653

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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