Collection of seventeen pieces relating to naturalist John Burroughs: original watercolor portrait, two photographs (one original taken by Helen D. Van Eaton) of Burroughs with Frank Seaman, Olive B. Sarre and Gordon Sarre in The Hut, Yama Farms, an evelope with a lock of Burroughs' hair, printed photo postcard of Burroughs and Henry Ford at Woodchuck Lodge, reprint from a cdv of his mother Amy Burroughs, five photographs in original mailing envelope, four with Burroughs and Rev. Franklin D. Elmer in Dutchess County wilderness, taken by Elmer and one of a memorial plaque by the Winnisook Club, pamphlet "Snapshots of John Burroughs" (mini bios from "Wake Robin"), booklet: William Milligan Sloane "Public Meeting of The American Academy...In Honor of John Burroughs", two plaques by Gertrude Lindfors: 1: "Slabsides" painted green and 2: large slab with two medallions

vp, 1909-1922. Hardcover. Very Good. Item #21-6094

Watercolor: Middletown, NY, 1902, 11 x 8" on stiff board, lower left corner (2 x 4.5") cracked off but fits together pretty well, attractive, signed and dated by artist "Tuyd". Two photos: oblong 6 x 8", removal marks on reverse, backs give details of the photos, the reprint (an early one) shows Seaman and Burroughs seated in front of the famous fireplace. Envelope with hair: 3 x 4.5", torn, handwriting looks to be the same as on the other photographs. Postcard: unused, very good condition. Amy Burroughs: 4 x 2.5", very good condition. Five photographs: 5.5 x 3", light creasing, removal marks. "Photomailer" envelope: 4.5 x 7", light wrinkling. Snapshots: 5.5 x 4", pict wraps, unpaginated, waterstaining at top margins and pages stuck together. Booklet: 6.5 x 4.5", printed stapled wraps, 57pp, creased corners else very good condition. Plaques: 1) "Slabsides" round, 8", paint chipping off, large chip on top edge. 2) 19 x 10", diagonal crack between the two medallions. Frank Seaman was the owner of a large New York advertising firm who not long after taking up residence in his new country home in Napanoch, New York when he traveled to Japan and fell under its spell. Upon his return he hired Mrs. Olive B. Sarre to transform his home by giving it a "Japanese atmosphere". Many people came to stay at Yama Farms including John Burroughs who stayed there with and without his friends Henry Ford, Thomas Edison, and Harvey Firestone. This group was known as the "Famous Four". A very interesting collection. A total of 17 pieces, sold as a lot only. SCARCE.

Price: $3,995.00

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