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John Burroughs Journal, 1883-1884

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1884
Abstract

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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Date
1884
Abstract

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, 1894-1895

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Date
July 25, 1894 - May 9, 1895
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John Burroughs Journal, 1895-1896

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Date
May 10, 1895 - May 27, 1896
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John Burroughs Journal, 1896

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Date
May 28, 1896 - September 6, 1896
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