Ernest Thompson Seton Collection
Ernest Thompson Seton Papers
Seton, Ernest Thompson
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Collection contains two pencil drawings.
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Unidentified original art,
His name by birth was Ernest Evan Seton Thompson, and he was born in South Shields, Durham, England on August 14, 1860. When he was six years old, young Seton moved with his father to a hundred acre estate in the heavy woodlands of Ontario, Canada, and time spent on that estate would have a profound impact on his later life. In 1892 he was appointed the official naturalist to the government of Manitoba, and founded the Boy Scouts of America in 1910, for six years he served as Chief Scout. In 1931 he became an American citizen and died in Santa Fe, New Mexico in 1946. Of his writing Ernest Thompson Seton said "Some will say, however, that even granting the truth of all details, I have added an atmosphere, a feeling of human sensibility, that conveys a wrong notion of the animal's way of life. To this I reply: 'The subject of my first book, and indeed of all my books, was the personality of the individual animal. No man can write of another personality without adding a suggestion of his own. The personal touch may be the poison of science, but may also be the making of literature, and is
Biographical Source: Something About the Author. Volume 18, 1980
Collection Scope and Content Note
The collection contains two pencil drawings.
The collection is indexed under the following headings in the catalog of the University of Minnesota Libraries. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons or places should search the catalog using these headings.
Seton, Ernest Thompson, 1860-1946
Unidentified original art
Box MF 1157
(2 p.) Box MF 1157