John Burroughs (1837-1921) was a noted naturalist, essayist and a significant figure in the history of environmentalism. He was born in a small town in the Catskills and spent the bulk of his adult life in West Park.
Scope of Collection
The Burroughs project was conceived by Earth Science professor Jeff Walker and the scanning work was made possible by a Mellon Foundation grant awarded to Vassar's Environmental Studies Program. The project is currently a work in progress; journals are being added to New York Heritage as metadata and transcription work is finalized. At completion, there will be 54 volumes available. The journals are only a part of the John Burroughs Papers at Vassar. Please consult the online guide for more information or contact our library staff.