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Robert Marshall was born into a wealthy and prominent family in New York City. He spent the summers of his youth with his family at Knollwood on Lower Saranac Lake and in the mountains of the Adirondacks. Together with his brother George and guide Herb Clark, Bob Marshall would become the first Forty Sixers. Educated in forestry at Syracuse, Harvard, and Johns Hopkins University, he spent his life exploring, working, writing and advocating for wilderness. When Marshall passed away at age 38, his brothers George and James continued his activism by sharing his environmental convictions and narratives from his life in their own writing. George also consulted with James Glover as he researched and wrote, A Wilderness Original: The Life of Bob Marshall.
The collection contains the research and notes of James Glover accumulated for his book on Robert Marshall with additional research added by Philip Terrie done in preparation for a book project he chose not to pursue. Most correspondence and articles are copies, not originals. Many items are copied from holdings of the Bancroft Library at UC Berkeley and The American Jewish Archives who hold the papers of Robert Marshall. Folders have maintained their original file names and order.
Environmental Activism, Environmental conservation, Adirondack Mountains
Amodeo, Margie, "James Glover Collection, 1928-1986" (2012). Finding Aids. 12.