Autograph Hound Super-Sunday and the intrepid John Hancock Hunter Brian Leno drops in a note to say, “I know I’ve written about Burnham on your blog but I don’t think I ever showed you his signature.
“This book he inscribed to a son of Henry Fairfield Osborn, a noted paleontologist and the author of a few books. Men of the Old Stone Age is one of them.
“Evidently at the tallest redwood there is a plaque with Osborn’s name and two others on it. At least so Burnham writes.
“If it’s still there I don’t know. After all the fires I don’t even know if the redwoods are still there.
“Burnham was a tough son of a bitch.”