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Edward Taylor Parsons

1861-1914

Edward Taylor Parsons
  • Salesman, mountaineer, photographer, Sierra Club Director.
  • Parsons received a degree from the University of Rochester in 1886, and became one of the first salesmen for the Sherwin-Williams Company. He travelled throughout the west and settled in San Francisco about 1900.
  • Parsons was an active mountaineer and conservationist and wrote about his experiences, illustrating many of his articles with his photographs. He assisted William Colby in establishing the Sierra Club's outings program. At the time of his death in 1914 he was on the Board of Directors of the Sierra Club. His wife, Marion Randall Parsons was elected to take his place and served as the club's first woman board member until 1936.



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