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Typescript: "Nature Seekers in New Mexico"

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Finding aid created by: MRC
Date: 19 Jun 2018

Biographical History

The author of this essay is unknown; based on internal evidence, he or she was a teacher (there is mention of "nine months cooped up in a schoolroom") and went to college in Texas. Donald Benson Blanding (1894-1957) was an American poet, sometimes described as "poet laureate of Hawaii." He was also a journalist, cartoonist, author and speaker.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Typescript: "Nature Seekers in New Mexico" consists of a nine-page typescript essay (possibly intended for publication) by an unknown author. The essay is an account of a camping trip near Taos, New Mexico that the author took with poet Don Blanding. The typescript is heavily revised/edited.

Arrangement of the Collection

Single item.


Access Restrictions:

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Use Restrictions:

Written permission must be obtained from SCRC and all relevant rights holders before publishing quotations, excerpts or images from any materials in this collection.

Related Material

See also the Don Blanding Collection.

Subject Headings


Blanding, Don, 1894-1957.


Nature in literature.


New Mexico -- Description and travel.

Genres and Forms

Manuscripts for publication.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

Typescript: "Nature Seekers in New Mexico",
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries

Acquisition Information


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