A collection of personal and
professional material related to the life and work of George Wharton James, British-American
lecturer and author on the American Southwest.
George Wharton James (1858-1923), was an author and lecturer on the American Southwest.
James preached on the Methodist circuit until 1889, when he left the church and turned to
the desert to recover his health. He explored the Grand Canyon, studied the Native
Americans, and was made a member of several tribes. In his later years James lectured on the
Chautauqua circuit, and wrote many books and articles on the Southwest. He also edited The
craftsman (1904-1905) and Out west, formerly called Land of sunshine (1912-1914).
6.92 Linear Feet
(11 boxes, 1 folder)
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