All of the drawings in this digital collection are attributed to John Muir, and many bear his signature. They mostly convey the landscapes he encountered during his travels and explorations in California and Alaska, and some of the drawings were used to illustrate books and articles written by Muir.
The original drawings are all located in Special Collections at the University of the Pacific Library in either the John Muir Papers or the James Eastman Shone Collection of Muiriana. They do not account for all of the Muir drawings in existence, though; additional Muir drawings are located at other libraries and institutions. The "titles" assigned to the drawings from the John Muir Papers are taken from the Microform Edition of the John Muir Papers, 1858-1957. In many cases, these titles include captions written by Muir. The titles assigned to drawings from the James Eastman Shone Collection of Muiriana are mostly taken from captions on the drawings.
The unpublished works of John Muir are copyrighted by the Muir-Hanna Trust. To purchase copies and/or obtain permission to publish or exhibit items from these collections, visit our fees and forms page.