Hornaday, William T. (William Temple), 1854-1937Alternative names
Wild animal collector, conservationist, and taxidermist; curator of living animals for the Smithsonian Institution's National Zoological Park (1882-1890), and director of the New York Zoological Park (1896-1926).
From the description of Notes and correspondence of William Temple Hornaday, 1878-1934. (Smithsonian Institution Libraries). WorldCat record id: 51557581
First Director of the New York Zoological Park.
From the description of Photographic collection, [ca. 1902-1920]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 155517813
Conservationist, zoologist, and taxidermist.
From the description of Papers of William Temple Hornaday, 1866-1975 (bulk 1906-1936). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71131271
1854, Dec. 1:
Born, Plainfield, Ind.
Attended Oskaloosa College, Oskaloosa, Iowa
Attended Iowa State Agricultural College, Ames, Iowa
Began work at Ward's Natural Science Establishment, Rochester, N.Y.
Zoological expedition to Florida, Cuba, and the Bahamas
Zoological expedition to South America
1877- 1879: Zoological expedition to India, Ceylon, Malay Peninsula, and Borneo
Married Josephine Chamberlain
1882- 1890: Chief taxidermist, United States National Museum, Washington, D.C.
Published Two years in the Jungle. New York: C. Scribner's Sons
Published Free Rum on the Congo. Chicago: Women's Temperance Publication Association
Instrumental in establishment of a Department of Living Animals, United States National Museum, Washington, D.C.
Published The Extermination of the American Bison. Washington, D.C.
Resigned position at United States National Museum over controversy about plans for a National Zoological Park
1890- 1896: Engaged in real estate business, Buffalo, N.Y.
Published Taxidermy and Zoological Collecting. New York: C. Scribner's Sons
Published The Man Who Became a Savage. Buffalo, N.Y.: P. Paul Book Co.
1896- 1926: Director, New York Zoological Park, Bronx Zoo, New York., N.Y.
Published Popular Official Guide to the New York Zoological Park. New York: New York Zoological Society
Published The American Natural History. New York: C. Scribner's Sons
President, Camp Fire Club of America
Published Camp-Fires in the Canadian Rockies. New York: C. Scribner's Sons
1907- 1910: President, American Bison Society
Published Camp-Fires on Desert and Lava. New York: C. Scribner's Sons
Supported the Bayne Law to prohibit sale of native game and provision of 1913 tariff to prohibit importation of wild bird plumage for millinery purposes Published Our Vanishing Wild Life. New York: C. Scribner's Sons
1913- 1914: Helped to establish Permanent Wild Life Protection Fund
Published Wild Life Conservation in Theory and Practice. New Haven: Yale University Press
Member, Board of Trustees of American Defense Society Published A Searchlight on Germany. New York: American Defense Society
Published Awake! America. New York: Moffat, Yard and Co.
Published Old-Fashioned Verses. New York: Clark and Fritts
Published The Minds and Manners of Wild Animals. New York: C. Scribner's Sons
Published Tales from Nature's Wonderlands. New York, London: C. Scribner's Sons
Published The French War Debt and America's Duty. Stamford, Conn.: W. T. Hornaday Published Wild Animal Interviews. New York, London: C. Scribner's Sons
Published Thirty Years War for Wild Life. Stamford, Conn.: Permanent Wild Life Protection Fund
1937, Mar. 6:
Died, Stamford, Conn.
From the guide to the William T. Hornaday Papers, 1866-1975, (bulk 1906-1936), (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)
- Wildlife conservation--Law and legislation--New York (State)
- Game and game-birds--Conservation
- Zoological specimens--Collection and preservation
- Real property
- National Museum
- Fur-bearing animals
- Zoology--Study and teaching
- Wild animal collecting
- Real property--New York (State)--Buffalo
- Scientific expeditions
- Natural history
- Wildlife research
- World War, 1914-1918
- Wildlife conservation--Societies, etc
- Wildlife conservation--Law and legislation
- Wildlife conservation
- Debts, Public--France
- Birds, Protection of
- World War, 1939-1945--Underground movements--Photographs
- Seals (Animals)
- Mountain sheep
- Conservation of natural resources
- Zoos--New York (State)--New York
- Conservation of natural resources--Societies, etc
- France (as recorded)
- Yukon (as recorded)
- New York (State)--Buffalo (as recorded)
- Rocky Mountains (as recorded)
- New York Zoological Park (as recorded)
- Northwest, Pacific (as recorded)
- Borneo (as recorded)
- New York Zoological Park. (as recorded)
- Alaska (as recorded)
- New York (State)--Buffalo (as recorded)