• Creator
  • Matthes, F.E.
  • Created Date
  • 1921
  • Description
  • In his letter, Matthes comments on the recent discovery of the names of three previously unidentified climbers from Snohomish who ascended the Mount Rainier in 1896. He also discusses the ascent of Samuel Franklin Emmons to Gibraltar in 1870, stating "I sometimes wonder why any doubt should have been cast on the Emmons ascent. Perhaps it is due to lack of knowledge of the kind of man Emmons was. I knew him quite well, although at a time when h... more
    In his letter, Matthes comments on the recent discovery of the names of three previously unidentified climbers from Snohomish who ascended the Mount Rainier in 1896. He also discusses the ascent of Samuel Franklin Emmons to Gibraltar in 1870, stating "I sometimes wonder why any doubt should have been cast on the Emmons ascent. Perhaps it is due to lack of knowledge of the kind of man Emmons was. I knew him quite well, although at a time when he was past his prime. He was one of the hardiest explorers and boldest mountaineers on the Geological Survey, and withal one of the most modest men of the sort whose word no one acquainted with him could ever doubt for a moment. Mountain climbing with him was a great sport, and as you may know, the same summer that he climbed Mount Rainier, he also climbed Mount Shasta and a number of other great western peaks. He had a remarkable faculty for finding his way through a wilderness.". less
  • Format
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    Letter (correspondence)
    Scanned from original text or image at 200 dpi saved in TIFF format, resized and enhanced using Adobe Photoshop, and imported as JPEG2000 using Contentdm software's JPEG2000 Extension. 2012