Seton, Ernest Thompson, 1860-1946

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August 14, 1860 - October 23, 1946

Biographical or Historical Note

Ernest Thompson Seton was an illustrator, author, naturalist and storyteller. Seton was born in Scotland, but moved with his family to Canada in 1866, where he developed his interest in wildlife and Native American peoples. In the 1880's Seton spent time in New York City, researching animals at the American Museum of Natural History, where he did many of his wildlife drawings. Seton later moved to Connecticut where he founded the Woodcraft League, a precursor to the Boy Scouts; he was also chairman of the founding committee for the Boy Scouts of America.


    Library of Congress Name Authority File
    From biographical note for Seton's archive collection at the AMNH Library, Mss .S41-.S42 , written by Ann Herendeen.

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Ernest Thompson Seton collection, 1879-1946
Repository: AMNH Special Collections, Mss .S41-.S42

Written by: Iris Lee
Last modified: 2018 October 5


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