Subject Source: Local sourcesScope Note: Distinguishes collections in the Library that are part of the Manuscript (Mss) data set.
Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:
Audubon family correspondence, 1846 Nov. 17-1942 Jan. 28
Identifier: Mss .A93
Dates: (bulk 1898-1914).
Joseph Asaph Allen correspondence, 1870-1919
Identifier: Mss .A451-.A452
Dates: Majority of material found within ( 1899-1902)
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.