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Manuscript Collection

 Subject
Subject Source: Local sources
Scope Note: Distinguishes collections in the Library that are part of the Manuscript (Mss) data set.

Found in 142 Collections and/or Records:

Lillian Delger Powers collection, 1913-1930

 Collection
Identifier: Mss .P69
Abstract Extensive diaries of squirrel behavior, correspondence, newspaper clippings, lists of squirrel names, illustrations (pencil, ink, and water color), photographs and large color poster for her film "A Whirl Through Squirrelville".

Lucretia Perry Osborn papers, 1884-1928

 Collection
Identifier: Mss .O837
Abstract There are three boxes in this collection. Two consist of replies to Mrs. Osborn's invitations to luncheons, teas and dinners and some also contain general information about books and events. The correspondents include Adelaide Frick (Mrs. Henry Clay Frick), Mary Harriman (Mrs. Edward Harriman), the architect Thomas Hastings; Endicott Peabody, the legendary headmaster of the Groton School; William T. Manning and William C. Doane, two bishops of the Protestant Episcopal Church; and Horace Porter,...

Frank E. Lutz collection

 Collection
Identifier: Mss .L88
Scope and content The collection consists of two boxes of handwritten notes and notebooks, typescripts, correspondence and publications, with accompanying photoprints, most relating to Lutz's research, with a few personal items. Box 2 contains three 78 rpm recordings of insect and frog sounds. The bulk of the research notes involve Lutz's work on insect sounds, primarily those of grasshoppers and crickets, with some of bees and frogs; and of his experiments with ultraviolet patterns in butterflies. Most of this...

Edgar A. Mearns correspondence, 1883-1915

 Collection
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.

William J. Morden papers

 Collection
Identifier: Mss .M671-.M674
Scope and Contents This collection is concerned with Morden’s expeditions to Alaska, Central Asia, and Southwest Africa and contains detailed field notes written by both William and Irene. The field notes include details of their travels, supply lists, budgets, and descriptions of artifacts and specimens gathered. There are also a number of drafts of articles and books written by both Morden and Irene about their experiences abroad. The William J. Morden papers also include correspondences which are...