Series 1 consists of Brown's correspondence, notes and original writings. They were
arranged and packaged in binders by Ms. Brown. Many of the notes are Ms. Brown's
interpretation of John Muir's religious beliefs. The correspondence--virtually all of
which dates from between 1980 and 1982--is with film makers, the John Muir Papers
Microform Project, and with various university libraries. Brown apparently worked on two
original Muir scenarios which she hoped to see filmed. One of these pertains to Muir's
boyhood and youth while the other describes his first summer in the Sierra (1869). Both
scenarios combine text with appropriate illustrations drawn from a variety of sources.
Mary Louise Brown studied the life, works, and bibliography of John Muir for many years.
She seems to have intended to createa film or films about the great naturalist. Her
papers consistof many binders of notes, annotations of published texts by and about Muir,
illustrations and notes for original scenarios based on various periods of Muir's life.
Collection is open for research.