Galen Clark (1814-1911) was an early California pioneer who discovered the Mariposa Grove and dedicated his career to protecting the surrounding Yosemite National Park. Included in this lot are:
Postcard addressed by Clark to his great-grandson Lloyd Estabrook Hosmer (1906-1956), circa 1907-09.
Real Photo postcard of Clark with renowned Yosemite photographer George Fiske, captioned on verso, circa 1906.
3 photographs, each 7 1/2 x 4 1/4 inches plus mount, with inked George Fiske stamps on verso: "Sequoias near Wawona, planted by Mr. Clark when he first came to Wawona"; "Cathedral Rocks mirror view, Yosemite"; and "Cloud's Rest & Half Dome thru the Trees."
Handbill from Clark's 93rd birthday celebration, featuring a poem by Julia M. Burnett, 1907 (worn and torn).
Photograph of "My grandfather's funeral" by Boysen of Yosemite, .
Second edition of Clark's "The Yosemite Valley," 1911, with later inscription of Mary Hosmer.
Quite worn first edition of Clark's "The Big Trees of California," 1907, inscribed by Clark on flyleaf, and later inscription of Mary Hosmer.
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