Poem by John Burroughs, "An October Day," 1891-1901

Summary

John Burroughs (1837-1921) was an internationally known naturalist and writer. Identified mainly as an essayist--a writing form at which he excelled, Burroughs' works also included poetry. Burroughs, however, felt out of his element writing poems and was often self-critical of his output. Nonetheless, he kept composing, creating these verses for his wife.

John Burroughs (1837-1921) was an internationally known naturalist and writer. Identified mainly as an essayist--a writing form at which he excelled, Burroughs' works also included poetry. Burroughs, however, felt out of his element writing poems and was often self-critical of his output. Nonetheless, he kept composing, creating these verses for his wife.

Artifact

Poem

Date Made

1891-1901

Collection Title

John Burroughs Papers 

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

93.205.119

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)
Ink

Technique

Handwriting

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 8 in

Width: 5 in

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