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MY BOYHOOD
 
BY
JOHN BURROUGHS
 
WITH A CONCLUSION BY HIS SON
JULIAN BURROUGHS  

Garden City, New York: Doubleday, Page and Company    
1922

FOREWORD

In the beginning, at least, Father wrote these sketches of his boyhood and early farm life as a matter of self-defense: I had made a determined attempt to write them and when I did this I was treading on what was to him more or less sacred ground, for as he once said in a letter to me, "You will be homesick; I know just how I felt when I left home forty-three years ago. And I have been more or less homesick ever since. The love of the old hills and of Father and Mother is deep in the very foundations of my being." He had an intense love of his birthplace and cherished every memory of his boyhood and of his family and of the old farm high up on the side of Old Clump — "the mountain out of whose loins I sprang" — so that when I tried to write of him he felt it was time he took the matter in hand. The following pages are the result.

 

JULIAN BURROUGHS.

 CONTENTS

MY BOYHOOD
By John Burroughs 

MY FATHER
By Julian Burroughs

LIST OF COLOUR ILLUSTRATIONS

Slabsides
Old Clump

   
 
LIST OF HALF-TONE ILLUSTRATIONS
 
Still collecting sap for maple sugar
Sugaring-off at Riverby
John Burroughs at work in the old barn
John Burroughs and his grandchild
At Woodchuck Lodge, Roxbury, N.Y.
Setting up a home for the birds
Actively at work at eighty
At the study at Riverby