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Ernest Thompson Seton Collection

Identifier: CLRC-1550

Scope and Contents

The collection contains two pencil drawings by Ernest Thompson Seton. One portrays a Native American man shooting a moose with a bow and arrow, and the other a fox.


  • Creation: undated


Conditions Governing Access

Open for use in the Elmer L. Andersen Library reading room.

Conditions Governing Use

This collection may be protected by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code). It is the user's responsibility to verify copyright ownership and to obtain all necessary permissions prior to the reproduction, publication, or other use of any portion of these materials. Researchers may quote from the collection under the fair use provision of the copyright law.

Biographical / Historical

Ernest Thompson Seton was a writer, naturalist, and artist. He was was born Ernest Evan Thompson in South Shields, Durham, England on August 14, 1860 and moved to Canada as a child. In the 1890s he was appointed the official naturalist to the government of Manitoba. After moving to the United States he founded the Woodcraft Indians (later changed to the Woodcraft League of America) and cofounded the Boy Scouts of America in 1910. In 1931 he became an American citizen and died in Santa Fe, New Mexico in 1946.


2 items

Language of Materials



Collection contains two pencil drawings by Seton.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Dr. Irvin Kerlan.

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Genre / Form

Ernest Thompson Seton Collection, undated
Leslie Czechowski
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Revision Statements

  • June 2023: Collection reprocessed and collection guide updated by Caitlin Marineau.

Collecting Area Details

Contact The Children's Literature Research Collections Collecting Area

Suite 113, Elmer L. Andersen Library