Watkinson Library Ornithology Collection
Scope and Contents
Diaries and notebooks span the 19th and early 20th centuries, ranging from work done by amateur ornithologists such as Alice D. Chamberlain to David Armitage Bannerman’s work. Locations in diaries, notebooks, photographs, and slides documented include the Canary Islands, Massachusetts, New York, Vermont, and Virginia. It contains approximately 326 lantern slides by pioneer wildlife photographer, Herbert Keightley Job, spanning the late 19th century, as well as numerous lantern slides by botanist and ornithologist, Francis Reeve Cope, Jr. of plant and animal life in New Zealand. The collection also includes financial records of Ostrom Enders from his collecting, and a house bill sponsored by ex-president Grover Cleveland presented to the House of Representatives in Massachusetts (March 1908).
- 1831 - 1966
- Job, Herbert Keightley, 1864-1933 (Person)
Conditions Governing Access
Conditions Governing Use
Copyright resides with the creators of the documents or their heirs unless otherwise specified. It is the researcher's responsibility to secure permission to publish materials from the appropriate copyright holder.
Archival materials may contain sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal and/or state right to privacy laws or other regulations. While we make a good faith effort to identify and remove such materials, some may be missed during our processing. If a researcher finds sensitive personal information (e.g. social security numbers) in a collection, please bring it to the attention of the reading room staff.
Biographical / Historical
30 Cubic Feet (70 boxes; 36 flat boxes, 16 slide boxes, 1 oversize storage box, 17 photographic storage containers)
Language of Materials
Immediate Source of Acquisition
- Guide to the Watkinson Library Ornithology Collection
- In Progress
- Michelle C. Sigiel
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- 2020-01-13: Title changed by Eric C. Stoykovich from "Ornithology Collection".
Part of the Watkinson Library Manuscripts Repository
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