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Frank Bené Manuscript

Identifier: A2022-08-01
Content Description

This collection features a typewritten manuscript of "The Feeding and Related Behavior of Hummingbirds" and includes pencil and pen edits. It is written in a memoir format, discussing Bene's observations and research of hummingbirds. The original folder title included "ca. 1946" though this date could not be confirmed as a the date of the manuscript or acquisition year.

Dates: circa 1946; found in folder labeled 1946, but uncertain if date refers to creation or acquisition.

Frederick B. McKechnie Papers

Identifier: A2022-13-01
Content Description

This collection consists of field notes regarding bird observations in diary format, handwritten in ink on unlined paper and grouped by year from 1896 to 1910. Most volumes are originally bound with string, though the 1899 volume is bound into a notebook with an embossed suede cover. Included in the volumes are newspaper clippers pertaining to ornithology and climate.

Dates: 1896 - 1911

H. Bradford Washburn, Jr. Papers

Identifier: A2018-01-01
Scope and Contents

This collection documents the professional life of Bradford Washburn: his work at the Museum of Science and his mountaineering work, including climbing, cartography, and photography. It includes correspondence, meeting records, manuscript material, published works, maps, photographs, and audiovisual material. More detailed Scope and Content information can be found within the series and subseries listings.

Dates: 1900-2014; Majority of material found within 1940-1980

John Burroughs Manuscripts

Identifier: A2022-11-01
Content Description This collection includes two sets of manuscripts that are handwritten in pencil on scrap paper by John Burroughs. Each set of pages also includes an envelope with deposition and contextual information. The first manuscript is 6 pages of "Loitering with Nature" (1907), including his signature on the last page. The second manuscript is 10 pages consisting of fragments of two essays, the famous "Real and Sham Natural History" (1903) and "Hit or Miss Methods of Nature" (1911). There is a...
Dates: 1903-1911

Linnaean Society of New England Records

Identifier: A2021-09-01
Dates: Majority of material found within 1814-1830

Massachusetts State Ornithologist Bulletins

Identifier: A2022-18-01
Content Description

This collection contains bulletins written by Edward H. Forbush for the Massachusetts Department of Agriculture in his position as Massachusetts State Ornithologist. The bulletins, grouped by year from 1918-1927, include information on weather and bird sightings, questions and answers, and other pertinent information to Massachusetts birders.

Dates: 1918 - 1927

The Stars Differ Manuscript

Identifier: A2022-15-01
Content Description This collection consists of one manuscript entitled "The Stars Differ", containing an overview of numerous Central American countries including Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama, along with descriptions of the history, flora, and fauna of the regions. The manuscript is undated and has no author listed, but the first page indicates that it was proofread by Dr. Wilson Popenoe, Arthur A. Pollan, and Dr. Archie F. Carr. As these three contributors were active in...
Dates: ca 1940s - 1950s (Approx date range, actual creation date unknown)

Theater of Electricity Records

Identifier: A2022-07-01
Scope and Contents

This collection documents the history of the Theater of Electricity: the donation of the Van de Graaff Generator, funding efforts, exhibit ideas, administrative documents, and the development of educational programs. It includes correspondence, meeting records, building plans, personal notes, and photographs.

Dates: Majority of material found within 1930 - 1999; 1887 - 2013

William D. Peck Manuscript

Identifier: A2022-14-01
Content Description

This collection is an 1808 report by William Peck to the Massachusetts Agricultural Society regarding his three-year travel in Europe made in preparation of his professorship of Natural History at Harvard University. The report is 21 pages long and handwritten in ink, also including a front and back cover page. Also included in the folder is a small note about library regulations, though the library the note is for is unclear, and a handwritten note with the title of the journal on it.

Dates: 1808

William G. Dix Manuscript

Identifier: A2022-16-01
Content Description

This collection is one manuscript, titled "The Ecuador", written by William G. Dix. It is handwritten with some corrections in the same pen, presumably by Dix. The manuscript describes the geography, climate, cities, flora, and fauna of Ecuador.

Dates: 1857

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