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The Farida A. Wiley Library at the John Burroughs Sanctuary in West Park, New York has five collections that include more than 740 cataloged books. The library began with items donated by Ms. Wiley including her books, publications she wrote or edited, manuscripts, personal papers, photographs, news articles, and artifacts. The John Burroughs Collection has 101 volumes by Burroughs including the complete 1924 twenty-three-volume set published by William H. Wise and Co., the "Wake-Robin" edition, and an incomplete Riverby edition, originally published by Houghton Mifflin between 1905 and 1922. This collection also has books about Burroughs, personal papers, photographs, and artifacts. In addition, the Library holds an assortment of books associated with the life, philosophy, and writing of Burroughs, and also holds the uncataloged papers of the John Burroughs Association. Finally, the Library has the collection of writings by John Burroughs Association awards recipients: medal holders, books on the List of Nature Books for Young Readers, and, in the future, essays by winners of the essay award. William D. Perkins is the Curator of the Collection.

The American Museum of Natural History Research Library holds a variety of John Burroughs materials, including the complete Riverby edition, several collections of photographs and color film footage shot in 1919 of Burroughs going about his daily routine at Woodchuck Lodge.

John Burroughs: a bibliography
The following is a list of the twenty nine books written by John Burroughs and published during his lifetime. Of the twenty nine, twenty three represent books which are made up of his collected essays. Many of these essays were published elsewhere before collection. The twenty three books of collected essays were issued as a set, the best known edition of which is probably the Riverby Edition.

• Notes on Walt Whitman as Poet and Person. New York: American News Company, 1867
• Wake-Robin. New York: Hurd and Houghton, 1871 (AMNH has 1876 ed., Main Stacks QH81.B98 1876)
• Winter Sunshine. New York: Hurd and Houghton, 1876
• Birds and Poets with Other Papers. New York: Hurd and Houghton, 1877
• Locusts and Wild Honey. Boston: Houghton, Osgood and Company, 1879
• Pepacton. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1881
• Fresh Fields. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1885
• Signs and Seasons. Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin, 1886
• Indoor Studies. Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin, 1889
• Riverby. Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin, 1894
• Whitman: A Study. Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin, 1896
• The Light of Day. Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin, 1900
• Squirrels and other Fur-Bearers. Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin, 1900 (AMNH Main Stacks QL706.B97 1900)
• John James Audubon. Boston: Small Maynard and Company, 1902 (AMNH has 1987 reprint ed., Main Stacks QL31.A9 B93 1987)
• Literary Values and other Papers. Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin, 1902
• Far and Near. Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin, 1904
• Ways of Nature. Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin, 1905
• Bird and Bough. Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin and Company, 1906 (AMNH RBC 17-D)
• Camping and Tramping with Roosevelt. Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin, 1906 (AMNH Main Stacks E757.B971 1906)
• Leaf and Tendril. Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin, 1908
• Time and Change. Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin, 1912
• The Summit of the Years. Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin, 1913
• The Breath of Life. Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin, 1915
• Under the Apple-Trees. Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin, 1916
• Field and Study. Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin, 1919 (AMNH Main Stacks QH81.B927 1919)
• Accepting the Universe. Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin, 1920 (AMNH Main Stacks BD581.B8 1920)
• Under the Maples. Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin, 1921
• My Boyhood, with a Conclusion by His Son Julian Burroughs. Garden City, New York, and Toronto: Doubleday, Page & Company, 1922 (AMNH Main Stacks PS1226.A5 1922)
• The Last Harvest. Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin, 1922

Collected Works
• The Writings of John Burroughs, 23 vols. Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 1904; repr., New York: William H. Wise, 1924; New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. (AMNH Main Stacks PS1220.F04c)
• The Life and Letters of John Burroughs, 2 vols., ed. by Clara Barrus. Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 1925; repr., New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. (AMNH Main Stacks PS1226.B27 1925)
• The Heart of John Burroughs's Journals, ed. by Clara Barrus. Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 1928

Manuscripts and papers
Berg Collection of the New York Public Library (New York, N.Y.)
Holds an extensive list of Burroughs items, including first editions, signed copies of "Wake-robin," presentations copies of "Notes on Walt Whitman as poet and person," scrapbooks of clippings, holographs and typescripts, a manuscript of a lecture on Walt Whitman prepared for delivery at the Packer Institute November 1896 but never delivered, a signed 1907 photograph taken by Edward B. Greene (34 x 24 cm.) and letters and postcards (including over 300 letters between Burroughs and Myron Benton and several others from Burroughs to Lolita Gill Price).

Special Collections Division, Vassar College Library (Poughkeepsie, N.Y.)
Burroughs, John, 1837-1921.
Title: Papers, 1854-1983, 1854-1921 (bulk)
Physical Details: 33 cubic ft.
Summary: These papers include 53 original journals, 1876-1921, containing observations of nature and his commentary on politics, literature, and philosophy, with an annotated typescript prepared by his granddaughter, Elizabeth Burroughs Kelley; typescript of earlier journals for 1854-1876 (prepared by his literary executor, Dr. Clara Barrus) which was used for her book THE HEART OF JOHN BURROUGHS'S JOURNALS (1928); letters to Burroughs from Edith Rickert, Walt Whitman, and others, 1856-1921; letters by Burroughs, chiefly of a social nature, 1886-1920, to Georgia Avery Kendrick, Clara S. Reed, James M. Taylor, Mary W. Whitney, and others; and photographs, 1894-ca. 1920. Materials about Burroughs include manuscripts and typescript articles by Elizabeth Burroughs Kelley and others, 1908-1983; and published articles, 1877-1983.

About 100 books once owned by the local naturalist and writer John Burroughs form this collection. Many of the titles deal with natural history or literature. Annotated copies of works by Henri Bergson and Henry David Thoreau are included, as are works of Walt Whitman, Upton Sinclair and Theodore Roosevelt that were inscribed by the author to Burroughs.


The John Burroughs Collection, Clifton Waller Barrett Library, University of Virginia (Charlottesville, Va.)
The "Papers of John Burroughs, 1837-1943" collection (MSS 6179 through 6179-r) contains 504 items, including 71 manuscripts or portions and correspondence. Of special interest are a 1909 friendship calendar with autograph entries by several contemporary authors; 53 birthday greetings to Burroughs on his 70th birthday; and a lock of Burroughs' hair. There are also photographs of oil paintings by Orlando Rouland, sketches by Rouland, E.M. Allen and Myron Beecher Benton, photographs of Burroughs, printed articles by and about him, brochures and postcards.

Biographical and critical studies
• Askins, Justin. "'Thankfully, the Center Cannot Hold': John Burroughs." North Dakota Quarterly 59 (Spring 1991)

• Barrus, Clara. The retreat of a poet naturalist. Boston: Poet Lore Co., 1905 (AMNH RBC 17-D)

• Barrus, Clara. Our friend John Burroughs. Boston, New York: Houghton Mifflin, 1914 (AMNH Main Stacks PS1226 .B3 1914)

• Barrus, Clara. John Burroughs, boy and man. Garden City: Doubleday, Page, 1920 (AMNH Main Stacks PS1226 .B25 1920)

• Barrus, Clara. The life and letters of John Burroughs. Boston, New York: Houghton Mifflin, 1925 (AMNH Main Stacks PS1226 .B27 1925)

• Barrus, Clara. Whitman and Burroughs, comrades. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1931 (AMNH Main Stacks PS3233.B25 1931)

• Bergon, Frank. "Burroughs, Literature, and Science in the Hudson Valley." The John Burroughs Review 1:1 (3 April 1987)

• Bergon, Frank. A Sharp Lookout: Selected Natural History Essays of John Burroughs. Washington, D.C. : Smithsonian Institution, 1987

• Black, Ralph W. "The Imperative of Seeing: John Burroughs and the Poetics of Natural History." The CEA Critic 55:2 (Spring 1993)

• Bloodgood, Dorothy Unruh. A Postcard Portrait with Memorabilia of John Burroughs. Bogota, N.J. : Privately published, 1984

• Bolton, Sarah K. "John Burroughs," in her Famous American Authors. New York, 1887; repr., New York : Crowell, 1924

• Brauer, Norman. There To Breathe the Beauty. Dalton, Pa. : N. Brauer Publications, 1995

• Brooks, Paul. "The Two Johns," in his Speaking for Nature: How Literary Naturalists from Henry Thoreau to Rachel Carson Have Shaped America. Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 1980 (AMNH Main Stacks QH26.B68 1980)

• De Loach, R.J.H. Rambles with John Burroughs. Boston : Gorham, 1912

• Elman, Robert. "John Burroughs and the Literary Publicists," in his First in the Field: America's Pioneering Naturalists. New York : Mason/Charter, 1977 (QH26.E44 1977)

• Foerster, Norman. Nature in American Literature. New York : Macmillan, 1923 (AMNH Main Stacks PS163.F6 1923)

• Hicks, Philip Marshall. "John Burroughs," in his The Development of the Natural History Essay in American Literature. Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, 1924

• Huth, Hans. Nature and the American: Three Centuries of Changing Attitudes. Berkeley, Calif. : University of California Press, 1957 (QH77.U6 H8)

• John Burroughs, in remembrance. [1921?] (AMNH Main Stacks PS1226 .J64 1921)

• John Burroughs : dedication of Memorial Field. New York: John Burroughs Memorial Association, 1923 (AMNH Main Stacks PS1226 .J64 1923)

• Johnson, Clifton. John Burroughs Talks: His Reminiscences and Comments. Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 1922

• Kanze, Edward. The World of John Burroughs. New York: H.N. Abrams, 1993 (AMNH Main Stacks PS1226.K29 1993)

• Kelley, Elizabeth Burroughs. John Burroughs, naturalist: the story of his work and family by his granddaughters. New York, Exposition Press, 1959 (AMNH Main Stacks PS1226 .K37 1959)

• Kelley, Elizabeth Burroughs. John Burroughs’ Slabsides. Rhinebeck, N.Y. : Moran, 1974

• Kennedy, William Sloane. The real John Burroughs: personal recollection and friendly estimate. New York: Funk & Wagnalls, 1924 (AMNH Main Stacks PS1226 .K4 1924)

• McKibben, Bill. "The Call of the Not So Wild." New York Review of Books (14 May 1992)

• Perkins, William. Indexes to the Collected Works of John Burroughs. New York: The John Burroughs Association, 1995

• Perry, Bliss. "John Burroughs," in his The Praise of Folly and Other Papers. Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 1923

• Burroughs, John. The birds of John Burroughs : keeping a sharp lookout / edited and with an introduction by Jack Kligerman ; foreword by Dean Amadon ; with drawings by Louis Agassiz Fuertes. New York : Hawthorn Books, 1976 (AMNH Main Stacks QL682 .B87 1976)

• Renehan, Edward. John Burroughs : an American naturalist. Post Mills, Vt. : Chelsea Green Pub. Co., 1992 (AMNH Main Stacks PS1226 .R46 1992)

• Richards, George D. "John Burroughs: An Emersonian Naturalist in the Age of Darwin," in Perspectives on Nineteenth Century Heroism, ed. by David C. Leonard. Madrid : Porrua Turanzas, 1982

• Sharp, Dallas Lore. The seer of Slabsides. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1921 (AMNH Main Stacks PS1226 .S5 1921)

• Shatraw, Harriet B. John Burroughs: Famous Naturalist. Charlotteville, N.Y. : SarnHar House, 1972

• The Slabsides book of John Burroughs / edited for the John Burroughs Memorial Association by H.A. Haring. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1931 (AMNH Main Stacks PS1226.H3 1931)

• Stoneback, H. R. "John Burroughs: Regionalist," in The Literature of the Mid-Hudson Valley, ed. by Alfred H. Marks. New Paltz, N.Y. : SUNY at New Paltz, 1973

• Tracy, Henry Chester. John Burroughs," in his American Naturalists. New York : Dutton, 1930

• Wadsworth, Ginger. John Burroughs: the sage of Slabsides. New York : Clarion Books, 1997.

• Welker, Robert Henry. Birds and Men: American Birds in Science, Art, Literature, and Conservation, 1800-1900. Cambridge : Harvard U. Press, 1955

• Westbrook, Perry. John Burroughs. New York : Twayne, 1974

• Westbrook, Perry. "John Burroughs and the Transcendentalists." Emerson Society Quarterly 55 (April 1969)

• Wiley, Farida A., ed. John Burroughs' America. New York : Doubleday, 1951 (AMNH Reference QH81.B963 1951)

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