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Naturalists -- United States -- Correspondence

Subject Source: Library Of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:

Ernest Thompson Seton collection

Identifier: Mss .S41-.S42
Scope and Contents

The collection consists of unprocessed material: letters, papers, photographs and sheet music. According to biographical information, Seton's friends while working at the AMNH included ornithologist Frank M. Chapman; William T. Hornaday, the first director of the New York Zoological Park; and zoologist Elliott Coues.

Dates: 1879-1946

Edgar A. Mearns correspondence, 1883-1915

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.

Dates: 1883-1915

Alfred Russel Wallace correspondence

 Collection — Box 1: [Barcode: 100213305]
Identifier: Mss .W3551
Scope and Contents The collection consists almost entirely of handwritten, signed letters from Wallace to Cockerell, along with a few postcards. There are also one letter from Wallace's wife, Annie, and four letters (one typewritten) and a postcard from Wallace's son, William, following Wallace's death; and one newspaper clipping. The bulk of the letters are an ongoing one-sided conversation between the two naturalists on their scientific work and theories, beginning with a discussion of Wallace's book,...
Dates: 1890-1914