Creator

Nelson F. Evans

Creator

Nelson F. Evans

Recipient

Helen Muir Funk

Transcription

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

Location

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Date Original

1914 Dec 28

Source

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Resource Identifier

muir22_0843-let.tif

File Identifier

Reel 22, Image 0843

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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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