John Burroughs Postcard Collection

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John Burroughs Postcard Collection
John Burroughs on veranda at Woodchuck Lodge, Roxbury, N.Y. - Image Source

Collection Facts


Historical Context

John Burroughs (1837-1921) was a noted writer and environmentalist from the Hudson Valley. He wrote celebrated essays, particularly on birds, flowers, and rural scenes, but also on topics such as philosophy and literature. He spent the majority of his adult life on his homestead in West Park, NY.

Scope of Collection

This collections contains postcards relating to John Burroughs. It includes images of Burroughs as well as his homestead, including his cabin "slabsides," which was used to study nature at close hand, write, and visit with friends.