Beard, Daniel Carter, 1850-1941

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American naturalist and illustrator, active in Boy Scout movement.

From the description of Paper on death of Buffalo Jones, 1920 / by Dan Beard. (Denver Public Library). WorldCat record id: 13488891

Artist, founder of Boy Scouts of America, resident of Flushing.

From the description of Papers, 1906-1943. (New York State Historical Documents). WorldCat record id: 155478110

American artist, author, editor, and chairman of the Boy Scouts of America.

From the description of Letters, 1895-1938. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 83551517

Artist, author, editor, and cofounder of the Boy Scouts of America.

From the description of Papers of Daniel Carter Beard, 1798-1941. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 82042263

Illustrator, painter, caricaturist, teacher; New York, N.Y.

Beard was a founder of the American Boy Scouts, and was an author of several books on nature subjects. He also illustrated for several national magazines.

From the description of Daniel Carter Beard letter to Florence Nightingale Levy, [undated]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122404478

Biographical Note

  • 1850, 21 June: Born, Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1880 - 1884 : Student, Art Students League, New York, N.Y.
  • 1882: Published What To Do and How To Do It. The American Boys Handy Book. New York: C. Scribner's Sons
  • 1889: Illustrated first edition of Mark Twain's Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court
  • 1893 - 1900 : Taught, New York School of Applied Design for Woman, New York, N.Y.
  • 1894: Married Beatrice Alice Jackson
  • 1905: Founded Sons of Daniel Boone
  • 1905 - 1906 : Editor, Recreation magazine
  • 1910: Cofounder, Boy Scouts of America
  • 1910 - 1941 : National scout commissioner and member of the executive board, Boy Scouts of America
  • 1911 - 1915 : Organized and directed Department of Woodcraft, Culver Military Academy, Culver, Ind.
  • 1915: Established Dan Beard Outdoor School for Boys
  • 1939: Published Hardly a Man Is Now Alive. New York: Doubleday, Doran
  • 1941, 11 June: Died, Suffern, N.Y.

From the guide to the Daniel Carter Beard Papers, 1798-1941, (bulk 1931-1935), (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn New York Zoological Park. Office of the Director and General Curator. Records 1895-1940. Wildlife Conservation Society Library, Bronx Zoo Library
referencedIn Pleiades Club Collection, 1893-1943 Fales Library & Special Collections
referencedIn Hornaday, William T. (William Temple), 1854-1937. Papers of William Temple Hornaday, 1866-1975 (bulk 1906-1936). Library of Congress
referencedIn Neiman, Howard S. Pleiades Club Collection. New York University, Fales Collection
creatorOf Beard, Daniel Carter, 1850-1941. Letter, to Halstead Shipman Hedges, declining an invitation [manuscript] 1939 June 7. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Artists collection, ca. 1902-1939. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Lincoln, Joseph Crosby, 1870-1944. Papers of Joseph Crosby Lincoln [manuscript], 1905-1944. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Houghton Mifflin Company reader reports on manuscripts submitted for publication, 1882-1931. Houghton Library, , Harvard College Library, Harvard University
referencedIn Whitton, Beaumert, 1910-1990. Beaumert Whitton papers, 1922-1989, 1960-1980 University of North Carolina, Charlotte, J. Murrey Atkins Library
creatorOf Beard, Daniel Carter, 1850-1941. Papers of Daniel Carter Beard, 1798-1941. Library of Congress
creatorOf Anthony, Alfred Williams, 1860-1939. Alfred Williams Anthony papers, [ca. 1880-1930]. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Beard, Daniel Carter, 1850-1941. Paper on death of Buffalo Jones, 1920 / by Dan Beard. Denver Public Library, Central Library
creatorOf Twain, Mark, 1835-1910. Papers of Mark Twain [manuscript], 1862-1946, bulk 1872-1910. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Immigration Restriction League (U.S.) records, 1893-1921. Houghton Library, , Harvard College Library, Harvard University
creatorOf Squier, George Owen, 1865-1934. George Owen Squier papers, 1883-1934. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
creatorOf Beard family. Papers, 1817-1938. Lake County Historical Society
referencedIn Rosenstock autograph collection, 1800-1950 L. Tom Perry Special Collections20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts
creatorOf Squier, George Owen, 1865-1934. George Owen Squier papers, 1883-1934. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn Century Company records, 1870-1924 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
creatorOf Daniel Carter Beard Papers, 1798-1941, (bulk 1931-1935) Manuscript Division, Library of Congress
referencedIn George G. Heye autograph collection, 1886-1928. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.
referencedIn Ohio State University. Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum. Daniel Carter Beard 1850-1941 biographical file. Ohio State University Libraries
creatorOf Beard, Daniel Carter, 1850-1941. Letters of Daniel Carter Beard, 1904-1934. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Beard, Daniel Carter, 1850-1941. Artist file. Brooklyn Museum Libraries & Archives
creatorOf Beard, Daniel Carter, 1850-1941. Letters, 1895-1938. American Primers
referencedIn Seton, Ernest Thompson, 1860-1946. Correspondence, 1870-1960, 1890-1946 (bulk) Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
creatorOf Paine, Albert Bigelow, 1861-1937,. Letters to Albert Bigelow Paine, 1875-1934 (bulk 1891-1934). Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
creatorOf Drew, James M. (James Meddick), 1863-1948. James M. Drew and family papers, 1848-1948. Minnesota Historical Society Library
referencedIn William T. Hornaday Papers, 1866-1975, (bulk 1906-1936) Manuscript Division, Library of Congress
creatorOf Beard, Daniel Carter, 1850-1941. Letter to Cyril Clemens. [Suffern, NY.]. 1940 July 1. University of Iowa Libraries
referencedIn Heye, George G. (George Gustav), 1874-1957. George G. Heye autograph collection, 1886-1928. Cornell University Library
creatorOf Beard, Daniel Carter, 1850-1941. [Youth summer camp pamphlets]. Library of Congress
referencedIn Beard, Daniel Carter, 1850- : [miscellaneous ephemeral material]. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
creatorOf Beard, Daniel Carter, 1850-1941. Papers, 1906-1943. New York State Historical Documents
creatorOf Beard, Daniel Carter, 1850-1941. Daniel Carter Beard letter to Florence Nightingale Levy, [undated]. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn George Owen Squier papers, 1883-1934 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
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associatedWith Allen, Henry Ware, fl. 1934, person
associatedWith Anthony, Alfred Williams, 1860-1939. person
associatedWith Aylesworth, Barton O. (Barton Orville), 1860-1933 person
associatedWith Baden-Powell of Gilwell, Robert Stephenson Smyth Baden-Powell, Baron, 1857-1941. person
associatedWith Baker, R. Merritt. person
correspondedWith Beard family family
associatedWith Beard family. family
associatedWith Beard family. family
associatedWith Beard, Frank, 1842-1905 person
associatedWith Beard, James Henry, 1812-1893 person
correspondedWith Borglum, Gutzon, 1867-1941 person
associatedWith Boy Scouts of America. corporateBody
associatedWith Browne, Belmore, 1880-1954. person
correspondedWith Century Company corporateBody
correspondedWith Charles Scribner's Sons corporateBody
correspondedWith Christy, Howard Chandler, 1873-1952 person
associatedWith Clemens, Cyril, person
correspondedWith Clemens, Samuel Langhorne, 1835-1910 person
associatedWith Culver Military Academy. corporateBody
associatedWith Dan Beard Outdoor School for Boys (Pike County, Pa.) corporateBody
correspondedWith Dellenbaugh, Frederick Samuel, 1853-1935 person
associatedWith Drew, James M. (James Meddick), 1863-1948. person
correspondedWith Fisher, George J., -1960 person
associatedWith Flushing Historical Society (Flushing, New York, N.Y.) corporateBody
associatedWith Garland, Hamlin, 1860-1940. person
associatedWith George G.(George Gustav), Heye 1874-1957. person
associatedWith Gibson, Charles Dana, 1867-1944. person
correspondedWith Grey, Zane, 1872-1939 person
associatedWith Halleran, Lawrence B. person
correspondedWith Head, Walter W. person
associatedWith Hedges, Halstead Shipman, 1867-1968. person
associatedWith Heye, George G. (George Gustav), 1874-1957. person
associatedWith Hornaday, William T. (William Temple), 1854-1937. person
associatedWith Hosking, Arthur Nicholas, 1874- person
associatedWith Houghton Mifflin Company. corporateBody
correspondedWith Howells, William Dean, 1837-1920 person
correspondedWith Immigration Restriction League (U.S.). corporateBody
correspondedWith J.B. Lippincott Company corporateBody
associatedWith Jones, Charles Jesse, 1844-1919. person
associatedWith Levy, Florence N. (Florence Nightingale), 1870-1947. person
associatedWith Lincoln, Joseph Crosby, 1870-1944. person
correspondedWith Markham, Edwin, 1852-1940 person
correspondedWith Martin, Edward Sandford, 1856-1939 person
correspondedWith Mencken, H. L. (Henry Louis), 1880-1956 person
associatedWith Neiman, Howard S. person
associatedWith Neiman, Howard S. person
associatedWith New York Zoological Park. Office of the Director and General Curator. corporateBody
associatedWith Paine, Albert Bigelow, 1861-1937, person
correspondedWith Perkins, Maxwell E. (Maxwell Evarts), 1884-1947 person
associatedWith Pinchot, Gifford, 1865-1946. person
correspondedWith Pitz, Henry C. (Henry Clarence), 1895-1976 person
correspondedWith Post, Augustus, 1873-1952 person
correspondedWith Pratt, George D. (George Dupont), 1869-1935 person
correspondedWith Presbrey, Frank, 1855-1936 person
associatedWith Remington, Frederic, 1861-1909. person
correspondedWith Rockwell, Norman, 1894-1978 person
correspondedWith Roosevelt, Edith Kermit Carow, 1861-1948 person
correspondedWith Roosevelt family family
associatedWith Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945. person
associatedWith Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919. person
correspondedWith Roosevelt, Theodore, 1887-1944 person
associatedWith Rosenstock, Fred A., b. 1895 person
associatedWith Seton, Ernest Thompson, 1860-1946. person
correspondedWith Sinclair, Upton, 1878-1968 person
associatedWith Sons of Daniel Boone. corporateBody
associatedWith Squier, George Owen, 1865-1934. person
correspondedWith Steele, Frederic Dorr, 1873-1944 person
associatedWith Stone, A. J. (Andrew Jackson), b. 1859. person
correspondedWith Taft, Lorado, 1860-1936 person
associatedWith Twain, Mark, 1835-1910. person
correspondedWith Van Loon, Hendrik Willem, 1882-1944 person
correspondedWith Vreeland, Frederick K. (Frederick King), 1874- person
correspondedWith Ward, John Quincy Adams, 1830-1910 person
correspondedWith West, James E. (James Edward), 1876-1948 person
associatedWith Whitton, Beaumert, 1910-1990. person
correspondedWith Wister, Owen, 1860-1938 person
correspondedWith Woolf, S. J. (Samuel Johnson), 1880-1948 person
correspondedWith Wyeth, N. C. (Newell Convers), 1882-1945 person
Place Name Admin Code Country
United States
Flushing (New York, N.Y.)
New York (State)--New York
Flushing Bridge (New York, N.Y.)
Daniel Carter Beard Memorial Square (Flushing, New York, N.Y.)
Subject
Lectures and lecturing
Illustrators
Private schools--Indiana--Culver
Boys--United States--Societies and clubs
Painters
Camps--Pennsylvania--Pike County
Authors, American--Correspondence
Youth--United States--Societies, etc
Boy Scouts--United States
Military education--United States
Artists--Correspondence
Illustration of books
Boy Scouts--Periodicals
Occupation
Authors
Boy Scout leaders
Artists
Editors
Function

Person

Birth 1850-06-21

Death 1941-06-11

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