Immigration to the United States, 1789-1930

The story of my boyhood and youth

Additional Digital Items:
https://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.FIG:001269463
Creator/Contributor:
Muir, John, 1838-1914, creator
Description:
John Muir (1838-1914), whose writings about the natural world have shaped the conservation and environmental movements for more than a century, wrote this autobiographical account near the end of his life about his childhood in Dunbar, Scotland, his immigration to America (1849), his adolescence on a pioneer farmstead near Kingston, Wisconsin, and his student years at the University of Wisconsin at Madison. The Story of My Boyhood and Youth reveals the evolution of Muir's scientific curiosity and the beginnings of his reverential attitude towards nature. Treating his encounters with wildlife as high adventure, he gives especially informed attention to bird life in both Scotland and Wisconsin.
Place Of Origin:
Massachusetts
Boston
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin
Creation Date:
1913
Extent:
v, 293 p., [10] leaves of plates : ill. ; 21 cm.
Language:
English
Genre:
biography
Biography
Digital Format:
Books and documents
Contents:
A boyhood in Scotland -- A new world -- Life on a Wisconsin farm -- A paradise of birds -- Young hunters -- The ploughboy -- Knowledge and inventions -- The world and the university.
Subjects:
Muir, John--Childhood and youth
Frontier and pioneer life--Wisconsin
Conservationists--Scotland--Biography
Conservationists--United States--Biography
Naturalists--Scotland--Biography
Naturalists--United States--Biography
Wisconsin--Social life and customs
Notes:
Includes index.
Microfilm. Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard College Library Imaging Services, 2003. 1 microfilm reel ; 35 mm.
Attribution:
by John Muir.
Series:
Harvard Ernst Mayr Library preservation microfilm project ; 01106
Open Collections Program at Harvard University
Classification:
QH31.M9 A35
Repository:
Lamont Library, Harvard University
Widener Library, Harvard University
Master Microforms, Harvard University
Ernst Mayr Library of the Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University
Record ID:
990012694630203941
HOLLIS Record:
https://id.lib.harvard.edu/alma/990012694630203941/catalog