Records 1895-1940.

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New York Zoological Park. Office of the Director and General Curator. Records 1895-1940.

Records 1895-1940.

Records of the first Director of the Park, William T. Hornaday (1854-1937), from 1896 until 1926, and W. Reid Blair (1875-1949), who served as Veterinarian from 1902 to 1922, Assistant Director from 1922 to 1926, and Director from 1926 to 1940. These records consist of incoming correspondence and carbon copies or drafts of outgoing correspondence, staff memoranda, reports, and working papers reflecting planning, policies, and day-to-day operations. These recovers cover planning, construction, opening and improving zoological exhibits; the acquisition, shipment, and acclimation of animal collections; veterinary matters; queries from zoologists, zoo visitors, and the general public; public relations; relations with the City of New York concerning transportation facilities and funding; and other aspects of park management. Correspondents include J.A. Allen, F.B. Alexander, M.R. Audubon, John W. Baird, Thomas Barbour, Daniel Beard, William Beebe, Nathaniel Lord Britton, Frank Buck, John Burroughs, Louis Agassiz Fuertes, George Bird Grinnell, C.J "Buffalo" Jones, C. Grant LaFarge, Samuel Langley, William White Niles, Henry Fairfield Osborn, Caroline Phelps-Stokes, J. Pierrepont, Lewis Van Syckle Fitz Randolph, Robert Ridgeway, William Rockefeller, Theodore Roosevelt, W.H. Root, Carl Rungius, Charles H. Townsend, Samuel P. Verner, William C. Whitney, and Robert Mearns Yerkes.

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