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Guide to the Edward T. and Marion R. Parsons photographs FIC.2020.001
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The Edward T. and Marion R. Parsons Photographs (1900-1920) is composed of approximately 2000 images – both film and prints -- housed within 9 boxes and 2 albums. Images document the travels of Edward and Marion Randall Parsons, who were early Sierra Club members, primarily through the Sierra Nevada and Cascade Range in the early 1900s. Images document the first Sierra Club outing trips as well as trips with the Mazamas group to the Pacific Northwest, travels to Hawai'i and the Grand Canyon, and images from Marion's service as a Red Cross member in France around WWI. Additionally, the collection contains images of the San Francisco Bay Area and other parts of California, including Berkeley, San Francisco, and Monterey.
Edward Taylor Parsons (March 14, 1861 – May 22, 1914) and Marion Randall Parsons (December 14, 1878 – July 17, 1953) were early members of the Sierra Club and attended the Club's earliest outings. They met in 1903 on the third Sierra Club Outing to Kern River Canyon and married four years later.
8 Linear Feet in 3 manuscript boxes, 2 bound albums, and 6 other non-oversize boxes
Sierra Club has no information about copyright ownership for this collection, and is not authorized to grant permission to publish or reproduce it. Copyright is assumed to be held by the original creator of the collection. Unpublished works are expected to pass into the public domain 120 years after their creation.
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