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Alex Seidel and Helen Ziska drawings collection

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Identifier: Archives Orn50
Scope and Contents Maps, diagrams, pen and ink drawings for the "Birds of the Belgian Congo" (Note that volume number is not specified.) Artists: Jas. Chapin, Seidel, Helen Ziska. Also includes Seidel's "Birds of the Southwest Pacifc" drawings.

[Collection of Watercolors and Drawings].

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Identifier: Art Survey No. 1308

James Chapin photographic slide collection

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Identifier: PSC 165-166
Scope and Contents Mostly consists of field photographs from the Belgian Congo including birds, nests, large mammals, lakes, general landscape and buildings. Also includes pictures of colleagues and/or family, Pygmies and a Pygmy dance, Watusi dance and some images showing the preparation for the Ross Expedition (1957). A few slides taken in the United States, primarily California.

James Chapin photographic slide collection

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Identifier: PSC 321
Scope and Contents Photographs from the Chapin Collection taken mostly in Africa, including Senegal, Belgian Congo, Rwanda, and a few photographs from the United States, including Carl Akeley's grave. Images of birds, birds' nests, flowering trees, indigenous people, colleagues, and family.

James P. Chapin collection

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Identifier: Archives Orn47
Scope and Contents Collection of Christmas cards from and to James Paul Chapin, watercolors, drawings, "colophons" (referenced as colophons but are actually hand drawn illustrations and considered a device), bookplates, cartoons, envelopes with Chapin illustrations. Subject matter mostly birds, also images of fish, amphibians, reptiles, mammals and plants. Includes watercolors done by Chapin for the American Museum Congo Expedition (1909-1915).

James P. Chapin species file

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Identifier: Archives Orn12
Scope and Contents James Paul Chapin's files on various bird species, contained in eleven file drawers. Drawer 1 is labeled "Ratites-Accipitridae (part)." Drawer 2 is labeled "Falconidae-Rallidae." Drawer 3 is labeled "Heliornithidae-Cuculidae (part)." Drawer 4 is labeled "Cuculidae (part)-Strigidae." Drawer 5 is labeled "Tytonidae-Eurylaemidae." Drawer 6 is labeled "Pittidae-Sylviidae (part)." Drawer 7 is labeled "Sylviidae (part)-Turdidae (part)." Drawer 8 is labeled "Turdidae (part)-Hirundinidae." Drawer 9 is...

James Paul Chapin correspondence, 1953

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Identifier: Mss .C4537
Scope and content The collection consists of letters, handwritten and typwritten, to and from Chapin, mostly concerning his upcoming trip and work. The letters are arranged in alphabetical order by correspondent. Seven letters are from Henri Schouteden and nine are from Robert W. Storer. Other correspondents (one letter each, except where noted) include Rudyerd Boulten; L.D. Branch, discussing the lyre-tailed honeyguide; Herbert Friedmann, discussing honeyguide nesting, including the species Indicator minor;...

Francis Lee Jaques field diaries and sketchbooks

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Identifier: Mss .J37
Summary Francis Lee Jaques (28 September 1887-24 July 1969), also known as Lee Jaques, is celebrated for his diorama paintings at the American Museum of Natural History, executed during the early and mid-twentieth century. A frequent collaborator with Museum curator and ornithologist Frank M. Chapman (1864-1945), the artist is especially associated with the Whitney Memorial Hall of Pacific Bird Life (that was co-designed with Robert Cushman Murphy, Museum curator and ornithologist). This collection of...

Edgar A. Mearns correspondence, 1883-1915

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Identifier: Mss .M43
Scope and Contents The collection consists entirely of photocopies of handwritten letters. The first letter, dated May 17, 1883, is from Albert S. Bickmore, founder and superintendent of the AMNH, concerning Mearns's proposed donation of a collection of birds. The second letter is from curator J.A. Allen, discussing details of the specimens. Other correspondents include James P. Chapin, Frank M. Chapman, L.P. Gratacap, C. Hart Merriam, Jenness Richardson and Anthony Woodward.

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