William Frederic Badè Collection, 1870-1944

Mike Wurtz
Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections
University of the Pacific Library
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Stockton, CA 95211
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William Frederic Badè Collection, 1870-1944

Collection number: MSS 338

Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections

University of the Pacific Library

Stockton, California
Processed by:
Mike Wurtz
Date Completed:
2018
Encoded by:
Nicole Grady
© 2013 University of the Pacific. All rights reserved.

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

Container List

 

Box 1

 

Folder 1-3: Houghton-Mifflin correspondence and contracts, 1912-1937, undated.

 

Including: Ferris Greenslet, RL Scaife, Sedgwick, CS Olcott, Charles Elliot, Albert H. Pratt, Douglas Doty, Wanda Muir Hanna, Thomas Hanna, Helen Muir Funk, James Duncan Philips, Francis H. Allen, HH Taylor, Plunkett, Linscott, Strother, Elizabeth Badè, Wanda Muir Hanna, Allen Johnson, Harrington Putnam, LeRoy Jeffers, George Bird Grinnell, William Colby, and David Starr Jordan.

 

Folder 4: Sierra Club 1909-1928 Correspondence and material related to the Sierra Club.

 

Including: Francis Farquhar, Leon Richardson, Colby, Phil Bernays, Howard Dean French, Arthur Rickard, Wilfred Grenfell, Reginald Townsend, RB Marshall, LH Coffin, Allen Chamberlain, Henry Cowles, and HE Coles.

 

Folder 5: Francois E. Matthes 1913-1919 [bulk 1919] Correspondence to Badè from geologist Matthes.

 

Folder 6: Camp Curry 1920-1921 Correspondence between Badè and Foster Curry and WB Curtis concerning photos of Muir’s cabin in Yosemite Valley.

 

Folder 7: Eulogies to Muir 1914-1942 Eulogies and correspondence concerning Muir and Badè.

 

Including: Warren Olney, Thomas Hanna, Elizabeth Badè, and Wanda Muir.

 

Folder 8: Speeches and Writing concerning Muir 1920-1944 and undated.

 

Including: Bibliography of John Muir c.1915, “Lover and Guardian of Trees,” “John Muir, Nature, and Yosemite,” “An Inside View of Conservation in California,” “Nature and Man,” “The John Muir Trail,” “John Muir in Yosemite,” “Muir’s View of the Valley’s Origin,” and program, poems, and clippings.

 

Folder 9: Muir writings transcripts 1870-1909 Transcribed correspondence from Muir to various individuals.

 

Also includes 7 typewritten pages of Muir’s autobiography.

 

Folder 10: Honeymoon Book 1917 Badè’s account of retracing the Thousand Mile Walk in 1917 including maps and clippings.

 

Folders 11-14: Draft of The Life and Letters of John Muir by William Frederic Badè