Charles Bendire papers, 1874-1919 (bulk 1884-1896).


Bendire, Charles, 1836-1897. Charles Bendire papers, 1874-1919 (bulk 1884-1896).

Charles Bendire papers, 1874-1919 (bulk 1884-1896).

Chiefly letters from other ornithologists and naturalists relating to Bendire's activities as honorary curator of the Museum of Natural History of the Smithsonian Institution. Correspondents include Chester Barlow, Theodore D.A. Cockerell, George Bird Grinnell, Walter Adams Johnson, Edward Avery McIlhenny, C. Hart Merriam, Otho C. Poling, William S. Ralph, Henry K. Taylor, and Ernest Seton Thompson.

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Bendire, Charles, 1836-1897 (person)

Honorary curator of the Department of Oology, Smithsonian Institution; author of Life Histories of North American Birds (1892-1895). From the description of Letters : to J.L. Davison, 1890-1893. (Cornell University Library). WorldCat record id: 63936585 Ornithologist and U.S. Army officer. Full name: Charles Emil Bendire. From the description of Charles Bendire papers, 1874-1919 (bulk 1884-1896). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 82551819 Charles Emil Bendi...

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Taylor, Henry K. (person)

Ralph, William S. (person)

Seton, Ernest Thompson, 1860-1946 (person)

Ernest Thompson Seton was an American writer, naturalist and outdoorsman. From the description of Ernest Thompson Seton collection. [1931]. (University of Victoria Libraries). WorldCat record id: 676777117 Naturalist Ernest Thompson Seton was born Ernest Evan Thompson in northeast England, and raised in Canada; he changed his name at the age of sixteen to distance himself from his father. He apprenticed with a portrait artist, and spent a year in England studying at the Roya...

Johnson, Walter Adams (person)

Barlow, Chester, -1902 (person)

Merriam, Clinton Hart, 1855-1942 (person)

C. Hart Merriam was a biologist who work for the Smithsonian Institution from 1910-1939. Merriam was born December 5, 1855 in New York City. His childhood was spent in Locust Grove, Lewis County, New York. Merriam’s father introduced him to Prof. Spencer Baird who attached the seventeen year old Merriam to a government expedition, the Hayden Survey. He spent a summer collecting birds and eggs in the Yellowstone region. That year, he attended college, first at the Pingry Military School in Elizab...

Poling, Otho C. (person)

National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) (corporateBody)

The history of the National Museum of Natural History's collections begins with specimens collected by the United States Exploring Expedition, 1838-1842, and transferred to the Smithsonian Institution in 1858. The Smithsonian also received specimens by gift or purchase in the late 1840s. In 1850 newly appointed Assistant Secretary Spencer F. Baird donated his personal natural history collection to the Institution. During the 1850s and 1860s several expeditions which explored the Am...

Grinnell, George Bird, 1849-1938 (person)

George Bird Grinnell was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., on 20 Sept. 1849. His father prospered after the Civil War with a wholesale dry goods business. He eventually developed an investment firm in which he hoped his son would develop an interest. While a student at Yale University, however, young Grinnell went on a fossil and dinosaur expedition to the west led by Professor O.C. Marsh. By 1874 Grinnell dissolved the investment firm his father had founded and moved to New Haven, Conn., to work with Mar...

Cockerell, Theodore D.A. (Theodore Dru Alison), 1866-1948 (person)

Theodore Dru Allison Cockerell was born in England and came to the University of Colo., Boulder, in 1904. A naturalist, educator and philosopher, he produced nearly 4,000 publications. {Source: A Guide to Manuscript Collections, Western Historical Collections, University of Colorado, Boulder, 2nd ed., 1982, p. 20.} From the description of The red sunflower printed materials 1938-1945. (Boulder Public Library). WorldCat record id: 427307546 Cockerell was born in England. He w...