John Burroughs and Ursula Burroughs at Woodchuck Lodge, 1910-1915

Summary

In 1857, John Burroughs, a twenty-year-old itinerant schoolmaster and would be writer, married Ursula North, the daughter of a prosperous Ulster County, New York farmer. Their marriage was unhappy almost from the start. As John became an internationally known nature writer, he became detached from his increasingly critical wife. The two, however, stayed married until Ursula's passing in 1917.

In 1857, John Burroughs, a twenty-year-old itinerant schoolmaster and would be writer, married Ursula North, the daughter of a prosperous Ulster County, New York farmer. Their marriage was unhappy almost from the start. As John became an internationally known nature writer, he became detached from his increasingly critical wife. The two, however, stayed married until Ursula's passing in 1917.

Artifact

Photographic print

Date Made

1910-1915

Subject Date

1910-1915

Creators

Pratt, Albert Houghton, 1878-1941 

Creator Notes

Photograph by Albert Houghton Pratt.

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

00.1334.400

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Ford Motor Company.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Gelatin silver process

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 3.313 in

Width: 2.313 in

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