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Influential People in John Muir's Life

Photo clockwise: John Muir, William Keith, Charles Keeler, Francis Fisher Browne, and John Burroughs
Clockwise from top left: John Muir, William Keith, Charles Keeler, Francis Fisher Browne, John Burroughs


  Muir's Contemporaries
(or earlier writers) who Influenced Him

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William Badé
published Muir's papers

John + Ann Bidwell
civic leader friends

Francis Fisher Browne
Author and editor of literary periodicals

James Bryce
British statesman friend

Robert Burns
John Muir's favorite poet

John Burroughs
nature writer friend

Jeanne Carr
mentor from University of Wisconsin

Galen Clark
early Yosemite park guide

William Colby
started Sierra Club "High Trips"

Charles Darwin
famed biologist who first published the theory of evolution

Ralph Waldo Emerson
Muir loved his writing

Ah Fong
John Muir's Chinese cook

Asa Gray
Father of American Botany

Edward Harriman
railroad magnate supporter of Muir

Sir Joseph Hooker
famous British botanist

Robert Underwood Johnson
published Muir's Yosemite articles

Charles Keeler
charter member of Sierra Club

William Keith
nature painter friend

William Kent
donated land for Muir Woods

Joseph LeConte
University of CA professor

Joseph "Little Joe" N. LeConte
charter member of Sierra Club

Theodore Parker Lukens
Pasadena City councilman, realtor, banker, and forester

Charles Lummis
Journalist, author, museum founder, photographer, folklorist, and ethnographer

Robert B. Marshall
charter member of Sierra Club and National Park leader

Edmond Meany
Washington Mountaineer's club founder

Horace McFarland
Civic and Park Campaigner

C. Hart Merriam
biological survey friend

Catharine Merrill
Teacher, University professor, author and friend of Muir

Enos Mills
Father of Rocky Mountain National Park

Harriet Monroe
Poet who wrote tributes to Muir

Daniel Muir
Muir's father

Helen Muir
Muir's youngest daughter

John Muir - Not our Naturalist
Unrelated people with the same name

Louie Muir
Muir's beloved wife

Wanda Muir
Muir's oldest daughter

Henry Fairfield Osborn
Director, American Museum of Natural History

Edward Taylor Parsons
early Sierra Club leader

Marion Randall Parsons
First woman on Sierra Club board of directors

Gifford Pinchot
founder of U.S. Forest Service

Israel Raymond
argued in favor of Yosemite

Theodore Roosevelt
the "Conservation President"

Charles Sargent
noted botanist and chairman of Forestry Commission

Eliza Ruhamah Scidmore
Alaska Explorer, author, conservation advocate, and National Geographic Magazine's first official female board member.

Theodore Solomons
pioneer of the John Muir Trail

William Steel
founded Oregon "Mazamas" mountaineering club

John Strentzel
Father-in-law of John Muir and noted horticulturalist

John Swett
the father of public school education in California

Henry David Thoreau
With Emerson, one of Muir's major literary influences

William + Catherine Trout
Muir's Canadian friends

Philemon van Trump
Mount Rainier climber and conservationist

Josiah Whitney
geologist who disagreed with Muir

S. Hall Young
wrote "Alaska Days" with John Muir




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