Today in History: John Burroughs

Today in History–April 3–the Library of Congress features writer and naturalist John Burroughs, born on this day in 1837. Learn more about this contemporary of John Muir and Henry David Thoreau by visiting the Today in History section, then click the links below to access images and some of his writings and photographs as well as more environment and conservation teaching resources and primary sources from the Library.

John Burroughs Was Born  from America’s Library

Winter sunshine by John Burroughs (1876)

In Warbler Time” by John Burroughs (in Bird Lore, Volume 1, 1899)

Harriman Alaska Expedition May to August 1899 (contains various entries by John Burroughs)

Camping & tramping with Roosevelt by John Burroughs (1907)

In the Catskills” (selections from the writings of John Burroughs, 1910)

The retreat of a poet naturalist by Clara Barrus (1905)

John Burroughs historical newspaper coverage

John Burroughs image set

Conservation & Environment primary source collections & teaching resources