Lawrence, George N. (George Newbold), 1806-1895

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From the description of George N. Lawrence collection of ornithological correspondence, 1865-1894. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 155485273

George Newbold Lawrence was an ornithologist and wholesale druggist. He was one of the founders of the American Ornithologists' Union and of the College of Pharmacy of the City of New York.

From the description of Papers, ca. 1860s-1870s. (American Philosophical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 122316346

From the guide to the Lawrence, George N. (George Newbold) Papers, ca. 1860s-1870s, Circa 1860s-1870s, (American Philosophical Society)

19th century ornithologist and co-author with Spencer Fullerton Baird of Birds of North America.

From the description of Description of a new species of bird of the genus Engyptila, with notes on two Yucatan birds. 1885. (State Historical Society of Iowa, Library). WorldCat record id: 494365390

George Newbold Lawrence was an amateur ornithologist and author. He donated his collection of over 8000 bird skins to the American Museum of Natural History.

Lawrence, the son of a wholesale druggist, went into partnership with his father and became head of the firm in 1834. After being introduced to Spencer F. Baird of the Smithsonian Institution in 1841, Lawrence devoted his full time and energy to the study and classification of birds. Lawrence used his wealth and business background to outfit and finance several Smithsonian expeditions, and began to publish papers based on his study of the U.S. National Museum's collections. For approximately ten years ending in 1858, Lawrence worked with Baird and John Cassin on the ninth volume of the Pacific Railway reports, the government study on the explorations and surveys searching for the best route for the trans-continental railroad. This volume, on the birds of the U.S., was revised and expanded to become The Birds of North America, published in 1860. From then on, Lawrence turned his attention to the birds of Central and South America, publishing 120 papers and describing 323 species.

From the description of Correspondence, 1847-1894 (bulk 1865-1894). (American Museum of Natural History). WorldCat record id: 56483958

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creatorOf Lawrence, George N. (George Newbold), 1806-1895. Description of a new species of bird of the genus Engyptila, with notes on two Yucatan birds. State Historical Society of Iowa, Library
referencedIn Lawrence, Emlen N. & Co. Receipt books, 1859-1881. New-York Historical Society
referencedIn American Museum Of Natural History Res. Lib. , Spec. Coll.. [Contact repository for more information].
referencedIn National Archives And Records Administration. Rg 23: Coast And Geodetic Survey.
referencedIn American Philosophical Society. George N. Lawrence Papers.
creatorOf Lawrence, George N. (George Newbold) Papers, ca. 1860s-1870s, Circa 1860s-1870s American Philosophical Society
referencedIn Autographs, Miscellaneous, Listed In Catalogues. Gallery Of History.
referencedIn Smithsonian Archives. Ru 52: Assistant Secretary, Incoming Correspondenc.
referencedIn Miscellaneous Manuscripts Collection, 1668-1983, Bulk, 1750-1850, 1668-1983 American Philosophical Society
creatorOf Lawrence, George N. (George Newbold), 1806-1895. Correspondence, 1847-1894 (bulk 1865-1894). American Museum of Natural History
referencedIn Smithsonian Archives. Ru 26: Office Of The Secretary, Incoming Corres..
referencedIn American Museum of Natural History. Dept. of Ornithology. Field journals and field catalogs, 1881-1980. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
creatorOf Lawrence, George Newbold, 1806-1895. George N. Lawrence collection of ornithological correspondence, 1865-1894. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
creatorOf Allen, J. A. (Joel Asaph), 1838-1921. J. A. Allen papers, 1882-1884. UC Berkeley Libraries
referencedIn Smithsonian Archives. Ru 33: Office Of The Secretary, Outgoing Corres..
creatorOf Baird, Spencer Fullerton, 1823-1887. Collection, 1839-1916, bulk dates 1839-1886. Dickinson College Library, Waidner-Spahr Library
creatorOf Lawrence, George Newbold, 1806-1895. Papers, ca. 1860s-1870s. American Philosophical Society Library
referencedIn Gulick, John Thomas, 1832-1923. Papers, 1853-1898. American Philosophical Society Library
referencedIn Dickinson College. Spencer F. Baird Papers (Mc 2000.11).
referencedIn Smithsonian Archives. Spencer F. Baird Papers (Mc 2000.11).
referencedIn American Museum Of Natural History Res. Lib., Spec. Coll.. [Contact repository for more information].
referencedIn Smithsonian Archives. James Henry Coffin Papers.
referencedIn John Thomas Gulick papers, 1853-1898, 1853-1898 American Philosophical Society
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Mexico--Yucatán (State)
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Natural history
Birds--Classification--History
Scientific publications
Birds--Classification
Paleontology
Geology
Birds
Science In Europe
Chaetura gaumeri
Medicine
Photography
Congress
Smithsonian Exchange
Ornithology--Research
Chemistry
Life science publishing
National Museum
Ornithology--History--Sources
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Engyptila vinaceifulva
Ornithology
Ornithologists--Correspondence
Engyptila fulviventris
Smithsonian Institution
Zoology
Smithsonian Publications
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Death 1895-01-17

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