John Muir Papers, 1856–1942
University of the Pacific
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John Muir (1838 –1914) was a Scottish-born American naturalist, author, and early advocate of preservation of wilderness in the United States. His letters, essays, and books telling of his adventures in nature, especially in the Sierra Nevada mountains of California, have been read by millions. His activism helped to preserve the Yosemite Valley, Sequoia National Park and other wilderness areas. The Sierra Club, which he founded, is now one of the most important conservation organizations in the United States. Correspondence, journals, manuscripts, notes, drawings, and photographs of and by the conservationist, an intellectual precursor of the modern ecology movement and a proponent of the expansion of the national park system. The papers include nearly 10,000 items from forty repositories throughout the United States.
51 reels, 53 microfiche, 190-page guide