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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:

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.

Dates: 2012-2015

Ramon Reyes Lala lecture notes on the Philippines

Identifier: Mss .L35
Scope and Contents The lecture notes are typewritten on paper cut to size and pasted onto the leaves of a blank 1903 diary or appointment book. Leaves are numbered in pencil in upper right corner, 1 to 69. Text segments are numbered #1 through 196, and are designed to accompany a slide presentation. The first leaf has a handwritten note in pencil, up left margin and across top: The lecture was given throughout the U.S.A. by Dr. Ramon Reyes Lala who was born in Manila, Philippines. Educated in Oxford...
Dates: 1899-1903

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...
Dates: 1847-1894; Majority of material found within 1865-1894

[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.

Dates: 1896 March 17

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...
Dates: 1866 - 1866

Lillian Delger Powers collection, 1913-1930

Identifier: Mss .P69

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".

Dates: Majority of material found within ( 1915-1925).