John James Audubon collection 1823-1898 1826-1840

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John James Audubon collection, 1823-1898, 1826-1840

John James Audubon collection 1823-1898 1826-1840

The collection contains autograph letters, signed, written by John James Audubon to his wife Lucy Green Bakewell Audubon and colleagues, one of his engraved visiting cards, and autograph manuscript writings by Audubon and fellow naturalists Thomas McCulloch, Thomas Nuttall, and John Kirk Townsend. Prominent among the letters is one of 4,000 words from Audubon to his wife, written from Edinburgh in 1826, in which he describes exhibitions of his drawings and various social events, with a transcription of a phrenologist's reading that he had received. Also included are an 1898 letter from ornithologist Leonard C. Sanford to Sarah Manning Sage, the wife of collector Dean Sage, and a letter from John Woodhouse Audubon, son of John James Audubon, to A. J. Crossman. Prominent among the writings are 118 essays published in Audubon's Ornithological Biography (1831-39), describing plates included in his major work The Birds of America (1827-38), and an annotated pencil drawing of a petrel. Much of the material in the collection was formerly owned by William Robertson Coe.

0.46 linear feet (2 boxes)

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Havell, Robert, 1793-1878

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Robert Havell, Jr., is best known as the aquatint engraver of John James Audubon's Birds of America (4 volumes, 1827-1839), collaborating on the project with his father, Robert Havell, Sr., who died in 1832. The plate production for Audubon was of such a great magnitude that the Havell's had to hire 50 new staff and move to a larger premises at 77 Oxford Street, which they named the Zoological Galleries. The Havell's also dabbled as merchants of natural history goods, including stuffed birds. Af...

Townsend, John Kirk, 1809-1851

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Ornithologist. From the description of Vocabularies of some of the Indian tribes of N. Western America : manuscript notebooks, 1835 September. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70982831 John Kirk Townsend was a naturalist. From the description of Vocabularies of the Okonagan, Attnaha, and Walla Walla languages, [and] Vocabularies of the languages of Indians inhabiting N.W. America, 1834-1836. (American Philosophical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 122439925 ...

Audubon, John James, 1785-1851

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Naturalist, ornithologist, and artist, known for his Birds of America. From the description of Letters received, 1831-1853. (Buffalo History Museum). WorldCat record id: 56506202 Audubon was an American artist and ornithologost. From the guide to the John James Audubon letters and drawings, 1805-1892 (inclusive), 1805-1847 (bulk)., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University) John James Audubon was a painter and ornithologist. Born in ...

Harlan, Richard, 1796-1843

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A naturalist and one of America's earliest comparative anatomists and paleontologists, Richard Harlan was born in Philadelphia on September 19, 1796. The eighth of ten children born to Quaker parents, he applied himself to the study of medicine under Joseph Parrish. However even as a student, he devoted much of his attention to natural history. These interests, as well as the opportunity to gain practical experience as a physician, led him to interrupt his medical study to sign on a...

Audubon, Lucy Green Bakewell, 1788-1874

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Wife of American naturalist John James Audubon. From the description of Autograph letter signed : place not specified, to Mrs. Phillips, undated. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 766062082 From the description of Autograph letter signed : place not specified, to William Page Phillips, undated. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 766059521 From the description of Autograph letter signed : Louisville, Kentucky, to [John Adamson], 1832 Jan. 2. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 7...

Sanford, Leonard Cutler, 1868-1950

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Leonard Cutler Sanford (September 19, 1868, New Haven, Connecticut–d. December 7, 1950, Florida), American surgeon and amateur ornithologist who served as a trustee of the American Museum of Natural History for nearly thirty years and who was instrumental in building up its bird collections....

Coe, William Robertson, 1869-1955

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Originals: Collection of rare books, maps, manuscripts, and art relating to the Trans-Mississippi West. From the description of Coe mss. 32, 37, 44, 81, 85, 122-5, 126, 147, 156, 212, 226, 351, 388, 410, 1816-1918. (Kansas State Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 237789269 ...

McCulloch, Thomas, 1776-1843

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Epithet: Major RAMC British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000688.0x00017d Thomas McCulloch was a Presbyterian minister, author, and educator. Born in Fereneze, Scotland, to Michael and Elizabeth McCulloch in 1776, he studied logic at Glasgow University (graduating in 1792) and then theology at the General Associate Synod in Whitburn. In 1799 he was ordained, assigned a presbytery in Stewarton, and married Isabella Wa...

Rozier, Jean Ferdinand, 1777-1864

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Abert, John James, 1788-1863

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Topographical engineer. From the description of John James Abert papers, 1840-1851. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79449638 John James Abert (1788-1863) was a topographical engineer for the United States Army. He supervised many early national engineering projects, including the planning for a wagon road from Genoa, Utah to Carson Valley, Nevada. From the description of John James Abert letter, 1861 February 7. (Brigham Young University). WorldCat record id: 1599...

Nuttall, Thomas, 1786-1859

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Naturalist, of England; explorer and writer on plants, birds, and other native species in North America; surname spelled variously. From the description of Note from Thomas Nuttale, probably to a Professor Terry, 1838. (New London County Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 222009131 Zaccheus Collins was a merchant and botanist. From the guide to the Zaccheus Collins botanical correspondence, 1805-1827, 1805-1827, (American Philosophical Society) Nat...

Sage, Sarah Manning, 1841-1915

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