A visit to John Muir in his dorm room, ca. 1862.

Recollections of John Muir, 1935.


In this short reminiscence, Grace S. Lindsley recalls visiting John Muir in his room on the University of Wisconsin campus in Madison in the early 1860s. She describes how he had invented a combination bed/alarm clock that tipped him onto the floor each morning, and how he dumped her and her young brother out of it. She also briefly recalls a visit he made to Madison in 1896, and his opinion of receiving an honorary degree from an East Coast university. To see a typed transcript of any handwritten page, click "Page & Text" at the upper right corner of the screen.


Related Topics: The Progressive Era
The Conservation Movement
Creator: Lindsley, Grace Sterling.
Pub Data: Original manuscript in the Wisconsin Historical Society Archives (SC1912).
Citation: Lindsley, Grace Sterling. Recollections of John Muir, 1935. Original manuscript in the Wisconsin Historical Society Archives (SC1912). Online facsimile at:  http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/turningpoints/search.asp?id=1225; Visited on: 9/21/2014
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