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William Frederic Badè Collection, 1870-1944
MSS 338  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Biography / Administrative History
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms
  • Related Material

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: William Frederic Badè Collection
    Dates: 1870-1944
    Collection number: MSS 338
    Creator: Badè, William Fredric
    Collection Size: 1 linear foot
    Repository: University of the Pacific. Library. Holt-Atherton Dept. of Special Collections
    Stockton, California 95211
    Abstract: 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
    Physical location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the library's online catalog.
    Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English

    Access

    Collection open for research.

    Publication Rights

    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.

    Preferred Citation

    William Frederic Badè Collection. MSS 338. Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections, University of the Pacific Library.

    Biography / Administrative History

    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.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    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, an account of William and Elizabeth's 1917 honeymoon book retracing Muir's 1867-68 "Thousand Mile Walk to the Gulf," and drafts of The Life and Letters of John Muir.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Muir, John, 1838-1914.
    Muir, John, 1838-1914. A Thousand Mile Walk to the Gulf.
    Muir, John, 1838-1914. The Life and Letters of John Muir.
    Sierra Club – History
    Naturalists – United States
    Conservationists – United States

    Related Material

    University of the Pacific Holt-Atherton Special Collections John Muir Papers MSS 048 Series 5A Bade, 5 linear feet UC Berkeley, Bancroft Library William Frederic Badè Papers BANC MSS 72/174 c, 2 boxes