Ivan Rexford Tomkins papers, 1911-1966.


Ivan Rexford Tomkins papers, 1911-1966.

This collection consists of correspondence, field notes, articles written by Ivan Rexford Tomkins on birds and mammals, and photographs. Also included are correspondence, photographs, field notes, etc. of other naturalists, including T.D. Perry, Gilbert R. Rossignol, Louis Bishop, Frank R. Irving, and Walter J. Hoxie. The correspondence is arranged alphabetically by correspondent's last name. Correspondents include: Arthur Allen; Atlanta Bird Club; Audubon Society; Arron M. Bagg; Harold H. Bailey; Wilson Baker; William P. Baldwin; Alexander James Barton; Anna S. Bassett; William J. Beecher; A.C. Bent; Ruby Wilson Berry; Bureau of Biological Survey; Lewis Bishop; F. Bouliere; Gerald L. Brody; Barnum Brown; Thomas D. Burleigh; M.H. Burroughs; E. Milby Burton; David K. Caldwell; Larry Caldwell; Camera Club; Tom and Hedwig Cater; Margaret Davis Cate; B. Rhett Chamberlain; E. Burnham Chamberlain; Alma Cooke; Cornell University Laboratory of Ornithology; Clarence Cottam; Edwin P. Crease; Eugene Cypert; J. Fred Denton; Ray Dilley; E. Von S. Dingle; Keith L. Dixon; Paul Bruce Dowling; Wilbur H. Duncan; A.J. Erskine; Don Eyles; William G. Fargo; Fish and Wildlife Service; Harvey I. Fisher; Bill Garrahan; General Drafting Co., Inc.; Georgia Ornithological Society; Georgia Society of Naturalists; Norman Giles, Jr.; Frank B. Golley; Carle Greene; William W. Griffin; Samuel Grimes; William C. Grimm; Ludlow Griscom; Grell Survey; Jack P. Hailman; George A. Hall; Anne Hamilton; W.J. Hamilton; Robert P. Hanson; Jerry D. Hardy; H.L. Harlee; Walter Harmer; Ethel P. Harris; Francis and Roland Harper; Cecilia and Tomsen Hasselstrom; James W. Hazzard; Frederic V. Hebard; Dan Henderson; Vernon J. Henry; Kenneth Hoff; Paul Holle; Milton Hopkins; Neill Hotchkiss; Arthur H. Howell; Walter J. Hoxie; James W. Jenkins; Charles C. Johnson; David W. Johnston; Kale Herbert; Frederick Kennard; Hallam Koons, Jr.; Ralston B. Lattimore; Herschel C. Logan; London Electrotype Agency; George H. Lowery; G. Robert Lunz; W.L. McAtee; Charles M. McGill; W.G. and Anne McNaughton; Brooke Meanley; Mel and Marie Mellinger; Robert Mengel; Joseph C. Moore; Olaus J. Murie; Eugene Edward Murphy; Natural History Magazine; Nature Magazine; Caroline Newhall; Donald J. Nicholson; Robert Norris; Joseph R. Norwood; Eugene P. Odum; Outdoor Life; Ralph S. Palmer; James F. Parnell; Richard Parks; Max M. Pelt; Tully Pennington; Harold S. Peters; Roger Tory Peterson; Olin S. Pettingill; Pictures Incorporated; Robert B. Platt; Earl L. Poole; Richard H. Pough; Thomas L. Quay; Chandler Robbins; James B. Ross; Gilbert R. Rossignol; Scenic South; George W. Sciple; Smithsonian Institution; Alexander Sprunt; Herbert L. Stoddard; W.D. Clyde Todd; Kenneth S. Ulm; Joseelyn Van Tyne; William Vogt; C.H. Wharton; H.E. Wheeler; Charles Wilbur; Ellison A. Williams; Wilson Bulletin; Joseph H. Winkers; C.C. and S.C. Witter; Mrs. Marie Young; Youth Museum of Savannah, Inc. Correspondence subjects include barn owls, bird banding, birds of the Okefenokee, bird permits, a checklist of Georgia birds, Elliptio Spinosus (the spiny mussel discovered by Tomkins), Hilton Head Island, Longwood Gardens, Ornithologie Abregee de la France, and Fort Pulaski. The manuscript portion of this collection includes manuscripts and notes on birds, fossils, animals, whales, shells, plants, reptiles, and other living creatures; manuscript copies of Tomkins' book, Birds of the Savannah River Delta; book reviews; the Cockspur Island Lighthouse; and the history of Quarantine Station. The photographs include images of birds, crustaceans, insects, reptiles, fish, snakes, animals, people, plants, skeletons, fossils, animal tracks, scenes and landscapes, photographs of African American grave markers in Sunbury, Georgia (these may be sculptures by Cyrus Bowen), Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, and other southern cities.

36 boxes (18.0 cubic feet)


SNAC Resource ID: 6826546

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