Daylight Land: The Experiences, Incidents, and Adventures, Humorous and Otherwise, Which Befel Judge John Doe, Tourist, of San Francisco; Mr. Cephas Pepperell, of Boston; Colonel Goffe, the Man from New Hampshire, and Divers Others, in Their Parlor-Car Excursion Over Prairie and Mountain.

By: Murray, W.H.H. [William Henry Harrison]

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No jacket, lettering on spine and front board lightly rubbed, light smudge on front board. 1888 Hard Cover. 338 pp. Probably an early reprint (white titles instead of gilt on boards). Includes 140 monochrome illustrations. The Experiences, Incidents, and Adventures, Humorous and Otherwise, Which Befel Judge John Doe, Tourist, of San Francisco; Mr. Cephas Pepperell, of Boston; Colonel Goffe, the Man from New Hampshire, and Divers Others, in Their Parlor-Car Excursion Over Prairie and Mountain. All of Which I Saw, and One of Whom I Was, as Recorded and Set Forth by W.H.H. Murray. ABOUT WILLIAM HENRY HARRISON MURRAY: William Henry Harrison Murray (18401904), also known as Adirondack Murray, was an American clergyman and author of an influential series of articles and books which popularized the Adirondack Mountains in Upstate New York. He became known as the father of the Outdoor Movement. Born in Guilford, Connecticut, he graduated from Yale in 1862 and then served as a minister in Greenwich, Connecticut and Meriden, Connecticut. He also served as pastor of Park Street Church in Boston from 1868 to 1874. He also delivered Sunday evening lectures about the Adirondacks in a Boston music-hall that proved highly popular, and he published a series of articles based on the lectures in a Meriden newspaper. In 1869, they were published as a book, Adventures in the Wilderness; or, Camp-Life in the Adirondacks. The literary tone of the book made it extremely successful; it went through eight printings in its first year. Murray promoted New York's north woods as health-giving and spirit-enhancing, claiming that the rustic nobility typical of Adirondack woodsmen came from their intimacy with wilderness. A subsequent printing, subtitled Tourist's Edition, included maps of the region and train schedules from various Eastern cities to the Adirondacks. Although the book was to become one of the most influential books in the conservation movement of the 19th century, paradoxically, within five years it led to the building of over 200 Great Camps in the Adirondacks; Murrays Fools poured into the wilderness each weekend, packing specially scheduled railroad trains. The book is cited as changing common parlance to use vacation instead of the British holiday for people vacating their city homes.[1]

Title: Daylight Land: The Experiences, Incidents, and Adventures, Humorous and Otherwise, Which Befel Judge John Doe, Tourist, of San Francisco; Mr. Cephas Pepperell, of Boston; Colonel Goffe, the Man from New Hampshire, and Divers Others, in Their Parlor-Car Excursion Over Prairie and Mountain.

Author: Murray, W.H.H. [William Henry Harrison]

Categories: Fiction, Travel, Literature, Adventure,

Publisher: Boston, Cupples and Hurd: 1888

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Seller ID: 2283813

Keywords: WILLIAM HENRY HARRISON MURRAY ADIRONDACK ADVENTURE TRAVEL FICTION,