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John Burroughs Journal, 1876-1880

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1876-1880
Abstract

During the time period covered in this journal, Julian Burroughs was born (1878); Birds and Poets (1877) was published, as was Locusts and Wild Honey (1879). In addition to his regular comments on flora, fauna and weather, Burroughs also describes several visits with Walt Whitman and makes frequent

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John Burroughs Journal, 1880-1882

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Date
1880-1882
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The period in Burrough' s life covered in this journal includes the death of his mother, the assassination of President Garfield, the passing of Ralph Waldo Emerson and the death of his favorite dog. He includes his usual reports on weather and nature, but also muses frequently on life and death.

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John Burroughs Journal, 1883

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Date
January-October 1883
Abstract

Subjects of particular note in this journal include Burroughs' visit with Walt Whitman on the New Jersey shore at Ocean Grove; as well as his thoughts about the writings of Charles Darwin, Thomas Carlyle, and Ralph Waldo Emerson

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John Burroughs Journal, 1883-1884

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Date
1884
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This journal includes Burroughs' usual musings on nature as well as notes on authors he was reading, particularly Thomas Carlyle and Ralph Waldo Emerson. There are also long passages about his father, who died in January 1884, accompanied by a brief family history.

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John Burroughs Journal, 1884

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1884
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The time period covered in this journal was a fairly quiet period for Burroughs. He makes frequent reference to the death of his father, and later in the journal discusses faith and his thoughts on prayer and the Bible.

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John Burroughs Journal, 1884-1885

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Date
1884-1885
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During the period covered in this journal, Burroughs published Fresh Fields (1885) and much of the journal relates to his writing and research. There is also a description of his visit with Walt Whitman in Philadelphia in December 1885.

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John Burroughs Journal, 1885-1886

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Date
1885-1886
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During the period covered in this journal, Burroughs published Fresh Fields (1885) and much of the journal relates to his writing and research. There is also a description of his visit with Walt Whitman in Philadelphia in December 1885.

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John Burroughs Journal, 1886

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Date
1886
Abstract

During the period covered in this journal, Burroughs published Fresh Fields (1885) and much of the journal relates to his writing and research. There is also a description of his visit with Walt Whitman in Philadelphia in December 1885.

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John Burroughs Journal, 1886-1887 (September - January):

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Date
1886-1887
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Burroughs focuses most of his musings on religion in this journal.

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John Burroughs Journal, 1887 (January - June)

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Date
January 11, 1887 - June 23, 1887
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John Burroughs Journal, 1887 (June - October)

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Date
1887 (June-October)
Abstract

In this brief journal, Burroughs describes a summer visit with Walt Whitman. He also reminisces about his first experiences away from home.

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John Burroughs Journal, 1887-1888

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Date
1887-1888
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John Burroughs Journal, 1888-1889

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Date
April 13, 1888 - March 4, 1889
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John Burroughs Journal, 1889 (March - July)

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Date
March 5, 1889 - July 1, 1889
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John Burroughs Journal, 1889-1890

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Date
July 1, 1889 - July 1, 1890
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John Burroughs Journal, 1890-1891

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Date
July 1, 1890 - April 6, 1891
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John Burroughs Journal, 1891 (April-December)

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Date
April 8, 1891 - December 29, 1891
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John Burroughs Journal, 1892 (August - December)

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Date
August 9, 1892 - December 31, 1892
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John Burroughs Journal, 1892 (January - August)

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Date
1892 (January - October)
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John Burroughs Journal, 1893 (January - May)

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Date
1893 (January - May)
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