Monday, January 12, 2009
John Muir Papers at the University of the Pacific
The University of the Pacific provides access to a fine digitized collection of the journals, drawings, and photographs of John Muir, one of the great leaders of the modern environmental movement. The journals were written by Muir between 1867 and 1913. They include his 1867-1868 “thousand mile walk,” his early years in Yosemite, extensive travels in Alaska, his 1903 world tour, and his 1911-1912 voyage to South America and Africa. Though the 78 digitized journals are not transcribed, the zoom feature enables one to magnify pages and improve legibility. There are 242 photographs and 384 drawings by Muir in the collection.