William T. Hornaday Papers 1866-1975 (bulk 1906-1936)


William T. Hornaday Papers 1866-1975 (bulk 1906-1936)

Conservationist, zoologist, and taxidermist. Correspondence, diaries and journals, production materials for articles and books, notebooks, financial papers, clippings, scrapbooks, memorabilia, and other papers reflecting Hornaday's career, particularly as director of New York Zoological Park, 1896-1926.

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