Burroughs, John, 1837-1921

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1837-04-03
Death 1921-03-29
Birth 1827
Death 1921
Active 1885
Active 1921
Birth 1837
Death 1921
Americans
English

Biographical notes:

American naturalist and writer.

From the description of Poem 1917. (Denver Public Library). WorldCat record id: 49995946

One of America's great naturalist authors.

From the description of Memorabilia, 1905-1931. (Hartwick College). WorldCat record id: 27057683

American teacher, naturalist, poet, and essayist of national prominence. Friend of Walt Whitman; influenced by Thoreau, Carlyle, and Emerson. Employed accurate observations of nature, scientific reason, and realism; established the "nature essay."

From the description of The last harvest. Chapter 1, Emerson and his journals : typescript and manuscript draft portions, 1918-[not after 1921]. (Concord Public Library). WorldCat record id: 37326624

American naturalist and author

From the description of John Burroughs letter to Al Stevenson [manuscript], 1911 Feb. 2. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 277040643

American author and naturalist.

From the description of Papers of John Burroughs [manuscript], 1856-1943. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647849933

Author and scholar John Burroughs was born and raised on a farm in upstate New York, where he developed a love for nature and pursued what education he could. In 1863 he moved to Washington, D.C. where he worked for the Dept. of the Treasury, and befriended Walt Whitman. Influenced by Emerson and the transcendentalists, he wrote many essays, chiefly about nature or philosophy, as well as literary criticism, poetry, and numerous books, and he became among the most popular and influential writers of his day. In his latter days he toured the country with Theodore Roosevelt, and camped with Henry Ford and Thomas Edison.

From the description of John Burroughs letter, clippings, and picture postcard, 1910-1915. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 63664670

Amercan author and naturalist associated with the Catskill Mountain region of New York State.

From the description of ALS : West Point, New York, [18--?] Mar. 19. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122685969

American naturalist.

From the description of Letter, 1908 June 24, West Park, N.Y., to William Sloane Kennedy. (Boston Athenaeum). WorldCat record id: 184907592

From the description of The return : autograph transcript of the poem signed, 1919 Jan. 18. (Morgan Library & Museum). WorldCat record id: 78242161

Naturalist.

From the description of Papers, 1915-1925. (Washington State University). WorldCat record id: 29852971

Burroughs was an Americn naturalist and author.

From the description of Letters, autographs, and portraits, 1894-1912. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 82321124

American naturalist and author.

From the description of Letter to Martia A. Vanamee [manuscript], 1904 September 25. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647810809

From the description of Autograph letter signed : West Park, New York, to the editors of The Critic [Jeannette L. and Joseph B. Gilder], 1884 Aug. 24. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270131822

From the description of John Burroughs letter : West Park, N.Y., to P.L. Wheeler in San Francisco, Calif. : ALS, [1910]Dec. 24. (California Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 122558905

From the description of The new vitalism, ca.1912-1942. (University of Arizona). WorldCat record id: 28743635

From the description of Under the apple- trees, 1915. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 60195763

From the description of Whitman, a study : autograph manuscript, ca. 1896. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270875110

From the description of Whitman, a study : autograph manuscript, ca. 1896. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270910878

Burroughs was a writer, noted for his literary criticism and nature essays. He was a friend and promoter of Walt Whitman, traveled extensively in the company of John Muir and Theodore Roosevelt, and was friends with many other prominent people.

From the description of John Burroughs papers, 1850-1991, 1860-1921 (bulk). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 51576453

Naturalist, author, and poet.

From the description of John Burroughs papers, 1873-1917. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 125424794

Biographical Note

Clara Barrus

  • 1864, Aug. 8: Born, Port Byron, N.Y.
  • 1888: M. D., Boston University, Boston, Mass.
  • 1889 - 1893 : Physician, Utica, N.Y.
  • 1893 - 1910 : Assistant physician, Middletown State Homeopathic Hospital, Middletown, N.Y. Professor of psychiatry, Women’s College of New York, New York, N.Y.
  • 1905: Published The Retreat of a Poet Naturalist. Boston: Poet Lore Co.
  • 1908: Published Nursing the Insane. New York: Macmillan
  • 1909: Traveled with John Burroughs and John Muir in Southwest United States, and with John Burroughs to Hawaii
  • 1912 - 1914 : Physician, private sanitarium, Pelham, N.Y.
  • 1914: Published Our Friend John Burroughs. Boston: Houghton Mifflin
  • 1920: Published John Burroughs, Boy and Man. New York: Doubleday, Page, and Co.
  • 1921 - 1931 : Literary executor, estate of John Burroughs
  • 1925: Published Life and Letters of John Burroughs. Boston: Houghton Mifflin
  • 1925 - 1931 : Lecturer on John Burroughs, John Muir, and her travels
  • 1926: Traveled to Europe
  • 1928: Edited My Dog Friends by John Burroughs. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Edited The Heart of Burroughs’ Journals. Port Washington: Kennikat Press
  • 1929: Traveled to Europe
  • 1931: Published Whitman and Burroughs, Comrades. Boston: Houghton Mifflin
  • 1931, Apr. 4: Died, Roxbury, N.Y.

John Burroughs

  • 1837, Apr. 3: Born, Roxbury, N.Y.
  • 1857: Married Ursula North (died 1917)
  • 1864 - 1873 : Clerk, U.S. Treasury Department, Washington, D.C.
  • 1871: Published Wake-Robin. Boston: Hurd and Houghton
  • 1871 - 1921 : Published numerous nature essays
  • 1873 - 1884 : Federal bank examiner, West Park N.Y.
  • 1896: Published Whitman: A Study. Boston: Houghton Mifflin
  • 1899: Member, E. H. Harriman’s expedition to Alaska
  • 1901: Traveled in Southwest United States with John Muir and Clara Barrus and to Hawaii with Clara Barrus
  • 1903: Traveled to Washington state with President Theodore Roosevelt
  • 1921, Mar. 29: Died on route to Roxbury, N.Y.

From the guide to the Clara Barrus and John Burroughs Papers, 1877-1981, (bulk 1920-1958), (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)

Epithet: American author

British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001030.0x000271

Naturalist.

From the description of John Burroughs papers, 1885-1921. (New York State Historical Documents). WorldCat record id: 155441497

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