Register of the Muir (John)-Trout (William) Correspondence, 1876-1913

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Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections
University Library, University of the Pacific
Stockton, CA 95211
Phone: (209) 946-2404
Fax: (209) 946-2810
URL: http://www.pacific.edu/Library/Find/Holt-Atherton-Special-Collections.html
© 1998
University of the Pacific. All rights reserved.



Register of the Muir (John)-Trout (William) Correspondence, 1876-1913

Collection number: Mss2.M953t

Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections

University Library

University of the Pacific

Contact Information

  • Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections
  • University Library, University of the Pacific
  • Stockton, CA 95211
  • Phone: (209) 946-2404
  • Fax: (209) 946-2810
  • URL: http://www.pacific.edu/Library/Find/Holt-Atherton-Special-Collections.html
Processed by:
Don Walker
Date Completed:
October 1998
Encoded by:
Don Walker
© 1998 University of the Pacific. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Muir (John)-Trout (William) Correspondence,
Date (inclusive): 1876-1913
Collection number: Mss2.M953t
Creator: Mary Renner
Extent: 0.1 linear ft.
Repository: University of the Pacific. Library. Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections
Stockton, CA 95211
Shelf location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the library's online catalog.
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Access

Collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Muir (John)-Trout (William) Correspondence, Mss2.M953t, Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections, University of the Pacific Library

Access Points

Personal Names

Muir, John (1838-1914)
Trout, William Henry (1834-1917)
Darwin, Charles (1809-1882)

Subjects

Naturalists -California -Correspondence
Industrialists -Canada -Correspondence

Biography

John Muir worked as a mechanic for two years at William Trout's sawmill near Meaford, Ontario (1864-1866). The factory burned in February 1866, destroying Muir's field journals and putting him out of work. However, the naturalist remained friendly with the Trout family and maintained sporadic contact with them for the remainder of his life. In his correspondence Muir discusses his writing, commends Trout's mechanical abilities and debates with him about Darwin's theories.

Container List

 

1.1: JM, Yosemite Valley to WT, 5-28-70

 

1.2: WT to JM, 7-11-75

 

1.3: WT to JM, 10-29-76 [2 pp]

 

1.4: JM, San Francisco to WT, 4-22-77 [3 pp]

 

1.5: WT to JM, undated [c1880]

 

1.6: JM to WT, 6-13-13

 

1.7: JM, Martinez to WT, 7-2-13