Burroughs, John  (1837 – 1921)
American Author. Born in the Catskill Mountains on a farm near Roxbury, New York. He is considered a major figure in American literature and sold over 1.5 million copies of his books, which were mostly collections of essays on nature.

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John Burroughs letter (June 13) John Burroughs
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Letter dated June 13th (no year) in which he recommends that his correspondent read John Fiske's "Lecture on Immortality" and Walt Whitman's "Leaves of Grass".

 


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Burroughs, John Mr. & Mrs. (unknown) unknown
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Mr. & Mrs. John Burroughs on steps of "Woodchuck Lodge" - old farmhouse on the family farm he refurbished in 1911.

 


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Burroughs, John and Henry Ford photograph (unknown) unknown
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John Burroughs and Henry Ford on steps of "Woodchuck Lodge".

 


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Waiting - poem (Sept 7, 1914) John Burroughs
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This copy of "Waiting" is of especial interest as it is probably the only one just like it which is in existence - as it was written from memory (as noted upon it) and Mr. Burroughs made the error of transposing two of the verses, and the usual "copy-form" of a poem is not present in either punctuation or verse. The verses transposed are "three" and "four." Note the quaint spelling of "sky" in the last stanza. It is not so spelled in the published copy. Also note the different wording in second line of last stanza which indicates the mature rhythmic balance of his memory.

 


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letter to Albert H. Pratt (April 22, 1912) John Burroughs
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