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John Burroughs Journal, 1876-1880

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1876-1880
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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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January-October 1883
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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, 1884-1885

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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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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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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, 1886-1887 (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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January 11, 1887 - June 23, 1887
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John Burroughs Journal, 1887 (June - October)

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1887 (June-October)
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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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John Burroughs Journal, 1893-1894

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Date
May 11, 1893 - January 16, 1894
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John Burroughs Journal, 1894 (January - July)

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January 17, 1894 - July 24, 1894
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