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William Frederic Badè Collection, 1870-1944
MSS 338  
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Description
The collection consists of the papers of William Frederic Badè and including primarily Badè correspondence and contracts concerning books by or about John Muir, writings about John Muir, transcribed correspondence of John Muir
Background
William Fredric Badè (1871-1936) was Muir's literary executor and first biographer. He edited and published Muir's posthumous books: A Thousand Mile Walk to the Gulf, Cruise of the Corwin, Steep Trails, and Travels in Alaska. He wrote and published The Life and Letters of John Muir in 1924. In the creation of Life and Letters, Badè gathered thousands of letters from Muir, as well as botanical specimens, reminiscences with those that knew Muir, and notes. Badè also served as president of the Sierra Club from 1918-1922 and edited the Sierra Club Bulletin for years.
Extent
1 linear foot
Restrictions
Permission for publication is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.
Availability
Collection open for research.