Frederick Russell Burnham
father of scouting; military scout; soldier of fortune; oil man; writer; rancher
Major English: Frederick Russell Burnham, D.S.O. (May 11, 1861 – September 1, 1947)
Contents Portraits Edit
Major Frederick Russell Burnham, DSO
Burnham close-up, signed: Faithfully Yours, F. R. Burnham
Major Frederick Russell Burnham, DSO. National Portrait Gallery, London.
Burnham in Arizona, 1881.
F.R. Burnham, the American Scout serving with Lord Roberts in South Africa.
Ogden's cigarette card, featuring the Scout Burnham in the Great Generals of the Boer War series.
Ogden's Guinea Gold cigarette card: Mr. Burnham (the famous American Scout now with Lord Roberts). London, 1900.
Scout Burnham appointed to Roberts' staff, 1900.
British Army Chief of Scouts, South Africa, 1900.
Burnham in Senora, Mexico, c1907
Major Burnham at his home in Pasadena, California, c1910
At home in Hollywoodland, c1930
Burnham, California, 1947
Burnham and friends Edit
Churchill, et al., on S.S. Dunottar Castle returning from Boer War
Winston Spencer Churchill, Judd Dunning Blick, John Charles Blick, Frederick Russell Burnham, and the Earl of Kent. Egypt, 1910.
Burnham (close-up; middle) in Africa, 1893, First Matabele War.
Scouts in First Matabele War, 1893.
Burnham and Swinburne, Second Matabele War, 1896.
Burnham shoots bull in order to save a threatened backer, Senora, Mexico, April 6, 1907.
Burnham fishing with Charles F. Holder in Senora, Mexico, 1913.
Burnham & Armstrong After the assassination of Mlimo, Second Matabele War.
Another sketch of the Burnham & Armstrong escape after shooting Mlimo (published: Aug 16, 1896)
Burnham & Armstrong flee after shooting Mlimo. (pulbished: Aug 15, 1896)
British Army sketch of Burnham shooting Mlimo (published: Aug 16, 1896)
Pearson's magazine sketch of Burnham shooting Mlimo (published: 1901)
Sketch of Frederick Burnham shooting a Matabele warrior while scouting with the Shangani Patrol (Dec 3, 1893).
Burnham's escape from the Boer (April 1900)
Burnham and Major Hunter-Weston with cavalry, Kroonstad, South Africa, 9 May 1900 (published: June 30, 1900
Burnham at Bloemfonein, Orange Free State, South Africa (June 1900)
Frederic William Unger's sketch of Burnham on horseback (1901)
Burnham blowing-up the Boer railroad during the march to Pretoria, 1901.
Adventures of the Prince of Scouts (1901)
Lt. Howard M. Burnham (1842-1863), a first cousin who enlisted in the U.S. Army who was shot and killed at the Battle of Chickamauga, U.S. Civil War.
M. Howard Burnham (brother), c1904.
Howard Burnham French wartime document photo, 1915
Frederick Russell Burnham and his eldest son Roderick Deane Burnham
Blanche Blick Burnham, 1884.
Blick family, 1892. Back row, left to right: John Charles Blick, Catherine Fay Blick (Wells), Judd Dunning Blick, Grace Blick (Ingram), Madge Hunter Blick (Ford). Front row, left to right: James Shannon Blick, Phoebe Elinor Blick, Blanche Blick (Burnham), Homer Eli Blick, Joseph James Blick
Blick - Burnham family, Giza, Egypt, 1895. On camels, left to right: John Charles Blick, Grace Blick, Frederick Russell Burnham, Blanche Blick Burnham, James Shannon Blick.
Blanche Blick Burnham in Bulawayo, Rhodesia, 1896.
Rod Burnham in Skagway, Alaska, 1900.
Rod Burnham on snowshoes, Skagway, Alaska, 1900.
M. Howard Burnham family in London: Fred (brother), Howard, Connie (wife), baby Fred (son) (1904)
Closeup of M. Howard Burnham Family, 1904
Rod Burnham. University of Arizona, football team captain. c1910.
Rod Burnham at La Cuesta, Three Rivers, California, c1920
Burnham family: Fred, Blanche, Rod, Isabel, Martha (child). c1920.
Fred and Blanche Burnham in California, c1920.
On the balcony of their home in Hollywoodland, 1934.
Roderick Deane Burnham, Fred Burnham's eldest son. Southern California, 1921.
Rev. Edwin Otway Burnham (1824-1873). Fred Burnham's father.
Rebecca Elizabeth Russell Burnham-Clapp (1843-1905). Fred Burnham's mother.
John Charles Blick, brother-in-law, c.1900
Burnham's four grandchildren: Begay Burnham Atkinson (1941- ; standing); Karen "Wren" Burnham Breedlove (1945- ); Martha "Marta" Burnham Burleigh (1910-1998); Frederick Russell Burnham II (1945- ). Dec 27, 1997.
Burnham great-grandson: Russell Adam Burnham (1979- ) - U.S. Army Soldier of the Year, 2003; U.S. Army Medical Command NCO of the Year, 2007.
Captain Russell Burnham receives inaugural Ditch Medicine Award. Afghanistan, 2014.
Postal Service First Day of Issue Cover, Boy Scouts of America National Jamboree, Fort A.P. Hill, Virginia, July 27, 2010.
Burnham sidearm: Remington Model 1875, holster and Rhodesian bandolier. Pistol used in the Tonto Basin, Geronimo Campaign, Rhodesia, East Africa, and Mexico.
Major Burnham's Lee Metford rifle, Remington revolver, and Matabele weapons.
Map of Scout Trail which connects Mt. Burnham to Mt. Baden-Powell. San Gabriel Mountains, California, US.
British South Africa Company medal with Rhodesia clasp. Side inscription: Scout F.R. Burnham. Victoria Column.
Fort Marquand, between Bulawayo and Mafeking, built by Major Burnham during the Second Matabele War, 1896.
Telegram from Lord Roberts to Burnham, 1899.
Burnham, Chief of Scouts, serving in South Africa during the Second Boer War, 1900.
Second photo of Burnham, Chief of Scouts, serving in South Africa during the Second Boer War, 1900.
Burnham arrives with Lord Roberts in Bloemfontein, Orange Free State, after his first capture and escape from the Boers. Published 9 June 1900.
Burnham home in Pasadena, California, 1906.
Burnham during his expedition along the Yaqui River, Mexico, 1906.
Burnham's 5,000-acre La Cuesta cattle ranch at Three Rivers, California, near the entrance to Sequoia Park. 1908.
Burnham standing next to the
Esperanza Stone of Mayan origin, discovered by Burnham in Mexico in 1909.
Esperanza Stone. Burnham (left), Charles Frederick Holder (right). Yaqui Delta, Senora, Mexico, 1909.
Fred and Blanche Burnham at their home in Hollywoodland, California. 1930s.
Burnham in his office, Hollywoodland, California. 1930s.
Burnham at his home in Hollywoodland, California. 1930s.
Burnham on his eightieth birthday being honored by the Boy Scouts of America in Carlsbad Caverns, NM. 11 May 1941
Mt. Burnham: Summit and ridge