Biography and History

Julia Burt Atteberry (1915-1986) was the daughter of Maxwell Struthers Burt (1882-1954, Princeton Class of 1904) and Katharine Newlin Burt (1882-1977), and the sister of Nathaniel Burt (1913-2003, Class of 1936), who were both writers and ranchers. The Burt family hailed from the Northeast but moved out West during the early 1900s. They settled in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, where they set up Bar BC Ranch, one of the first "dude" ranches. Maxwell and Katharine were also talented authors, and their novels often incorporated vivid descriptions of the East and West and how these worlds collided. Maxwell died in 1954 and Katharine died in 1977.

Source: From the finding aid for C0226

  • Julia Burt Atteberry Papers. 1829-1979 (inclusive), 1911-1973 (bulk).

    Call Number: C0226

    Julia Burt Atteberry was the daughter of Maxwell Struthers Burt (Princeton Class of 1904) and Katharine Newlin Burt, who were both writers and established one of the first "dude" ranches in the West. This collection consists of correspondence between various members of the Burt family and some of their manuscripts, miscellaneous correspondence, documents, and journals.