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The Life and Letters of

John Muir

by William Frederic Badè

First Edition: 1923 and 1924 (full text below)
Second Reprint: 1996
100th Anniversary Edition: 2022 & 2023

The Life and Letters of John Muir by William Frederic Badè were originally published by Houghton Mifflin in 1923 and 1924 in two volumes. It combines elements of John Muir's unfinished autobiography with letters selected from the voluminous correspondence between Muir and his many collaborators and admirers, linked by Badè's commentary.

In 1996, The Mountaineers in Seattle and Baton Wicks in London published a modern edition of The Life and Letters of John Muir, edited and introduced by Terry Gifford.

In 2022 and 2023, a 100th anniversary edition was published in print, ebook, and audiobook formats by Crazy Wisdom Publishing. Volume 1 Introduction and Preface by Michael Conti and Stephen Hatch. Volume 2 Introduction by Mike Wurtz and Epilogue by Harold W. Wood, Jr.

Learn more and watch video interview introductions of 2023 centennial edition here. (off-site link)



Volume I

I. The Ancestral Background
II. Life on a Wisconsin Farm 1849-1860
III. As a Questioner at the Tree of Knowledge
IV. The Sojourn in Canada 1864-1866
V. From Indiana to California 1866-1868
VI. Following the Sheep 1868-1869
VII. First Yosemite Years 1869-1870
VIII. Yosemite, Emerson, and the Sequoias
IX. Persons and Problems
X. Yosemite and Beyond 1872-1873

Volume II

XI. On Widening Currents 1873-1875
XII. "The World Needs the Woods" 1875-1878
XIII. Nevada, Alaska, and a Home 1878-1880
XIV. The Second Alaska Trip and the Search for the Jeannette 1880-1881
XV. Winning a Competence 1881-1891
XVI. Trees and Travel 1891-1897
XVII. Unto the Last
I. 1897-1905
II. 1905-1914
XVIII. His Public Service


The Life and Letters of

John Muir


William Frederic Badè

Boston and New York
Houghton Mifflin Company

Copyright, 1923 by Houghton Mifflin Company
All Rights Reserved
The Riverside Press
Cambridge, Masschussetts
Printed in the U.S.A.

[Scanned and converted to HTML by Dan E. Anderson, 1999]

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