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Manuscript Collection

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:

Alfred C. Kinsey Entomological papers

Identifier: Mss .K56
Scope and Contents The collection consists of Kinsey’s scientific work on gall wasps. It covers the whole range of research and scientific study from notes and observations made in the field in his notebooks and research notes to publications made by Kinsey on gall wasps. Subjects include taxonomic names such as Amphibolips and Xystoteras as well as broad categories like Research notes and Worksheets. Geographic notations of distribution and other subject matters consist of numbers or bar charts written in ink on...

Phyllis La Farge research materials on Carl Lumholtz images

Identifier: Mss .L34
Content Description Material compiled by Phyllis LaFarge related to her publications on the Carl Lumholtz image collections and a proposed photographic exhibit.

George Newbold Lawrence correspondence

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 from...

[Letter] : New York [N.Y.], to Francis Nathan

Identifier: Mss .D88
Scope and content The letter is one handwritten, signed sheet, addressed to "My dear friend Francis.". The subject is personal, accepting Nathan's invitation to visit, and referring to himself as "your friend from the gorilla country." Included with the letter is a fragment, signed by du Chaillu, addressed to "My dear old friend Francis Nathan" and dated Aug. 30, 1900.

Letters : Rhyl, Wales, to J. Van Voorst [London] [1866] Sept. 22, 1866 Oct. 4.

Identifier: Mss .C53
Scope and content The collection consists of two handwritten signed letters discussing the Record of zoological literature, begun the previous year and published by Van Voorst. Clark had ordered a copy of vol. 2 (1865). In the first letter, Clark commiserates with Van Voorst on the difficulties of finding subscribers for a new annual publication. Clark suggests that Van Voorst sell the work in parts, to attract buyers interested only in a particular subject or unwilling to pay for the complete contents. In the...