Nelson F. Evans
Helen Muir Funk
THE PRUDENTIAL INSURANCE COMPANY Of AMERICADecember 28, 1914.Mrs. Helen Muir FunkDaggett, CaliforniaDear Madam:Having seen at newspaper notice of the death of your honored father I write to express my sympathy for you in your sorrow and to say that I count it one of the happy incidents of my long and busy life to have spent some days with him in the Yosemite region in the summer of 1870.I had some correspondence with him early in 1914, and enclose herewith a copy of his letter to me, dated April 14, 1914. I furnished the list of names he requested in that letter and I asked him to advise me where I could purchase a copy of the new book in which he proposed to mention them. If he finished the book, or left the material sufficiently advanced for another to finish it I will thank you to so advise me.My interest is special because the lady whom I married a year later was in that excursion to Eagle Peak, she was the first white woman ever there, and she suggested the name "Eagle Peak" to Mr. Muir at the time, and he kept his promise to her that it should thereafter be so known. Before that it was simply the highest of the "Three Brothers."Yours respectfully,Nelson F. Evans
1914 Dec 28
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Evans, Nelson F., "Letter from Nelson F. Evans to Helen Muir Funk, 1914 Dec 28." (1914). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 6695.
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