London, October 4, 1885


This letter was written after traveling from Liverpool to London by train. What struck Parrish most about this train trip was how the rail line took their tracks through the mountains and over the valleys instead of the American method of traveling around obstacles. Parrish’s drawing of train tracks running through a tunnel indicates his perfect understanding of constructing one-point perspective, a way of indicating the recession of objects through space even though they are drawn on a flat surface. Parrish signed this letter as “Buckshire Buck.”

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