Letter of Recommendation as a Teacher for John Burroughs from T. B. Pearson, Hedding Literary Institute, 1855

Summary

Before John Burroughs (1837-1921) became an internationally known naturalist and writer he earned a living as a teacher. From 1854 to 1863 Burroughs taught in district schools in New Jersey, Illinois and his home state of New York. In late 1854, with money earned from his first teaching position, Burroughs attended Hedding Literary Institute. There, he received intensive instruction and obtained this recommendation.

Before John Burroughs (1837-1921) became an internationally known naturalist and writer he earned a living as a teacher. From 1854 to 1863 Burroughs taught in district schools in New Jersey, Illinois and his home state of New York. In late 1854, with money earned from his first teaching position, Burroughs attended Hedding Literary Institute. There, he received intensive instruction and obtained this recommendation.

Artifact

Letter (Correspondence)

Date Made

20 August 1855

Subject Date

20 August 1855

Creators

Pearson, T. B. 

Collection Title

John Burroughs Papers 

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

93.205.145

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)
Ink

Technique

Handwriting

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 8.625 in

Width: 6.75 in

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