Seton, Ernest Thompson, 1860-1946
- Existence: 1860-08-14 - 1946-10-23
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.
Citation:From biographical note for Seton's archive collection at the American Museum Natural History Museum Archives, Mss .S41-.S42 , written by Ann Herendeen.
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Images from the book, "The Worlds of Ernest Thompson Seton".