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Identifier: Mss .L39
Scope and Contents
The George Newbold Lawrence Correspondence collection consists almost completely of handwritten, signed letters received by Lawrence from other ornithologists and naturalists from the United States and Europe discussing the classification of birds and the exchange of bird skins. Some of the folders contain drafts or copies of Lawrence's replies. While there is a small number of official letters from institutions, almost all of the letters are from individuals. In addition to 228 documents...
1847-1894; Majority of material found within 1865-1894
- Subject: Ornithologists -- United States -- Correspondence
- Subject: Birds -- Collection and preservation
- Names: Smithsonian Institution