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"A collection of original drawings illustrating the ornithology of the Orientals"

Call Number: MS Q14

Collection of 190 pictures of birds in watercolor, pen, and pencil, by several artists, as well as 2 title pages, board, and spine. Includes birds found in Australia, India, and New Guinea.

Dates: After 1801?

Accipetres, from G. R. Gray’s Genera of Birds

Call Number: MS G40
Overview This collection consists of a single volume containing notes for an ornithological work, as well as loose material removed from the volume. The section Accipitres from G. R. Gray's Genera of Birds, 1849 (42 printed pages) has been placed into this volume and is heavily annotated, interleaved with many sheets of lined blue paper containing extensive annotations on and additions to the text. The additions are largely citations of dated nomenclature up to 1875;...
Dates: 1875?

Donald Gunn sketchbooks of antiquarian and ornithological subjects

Call Number: MS K23
Overview In these 9 sketchbooks, collectively spanning the period 1903-1939, Donald Gunn has recorded his antiquarian and ornithological observations in the form of notes, church plans, sketch maps, sketches of architectural details and diagrammatic sketches of birds. Notebooks 1-4 are antiquarian in subject, while 5-9 are ornithological. The notebooks are for different locations visited and cover various time periods. The churches recorded are in Kent, Middlesex, Norfolk, Surrey and other southern...
Dates: 1911-1938

Elliott Coues correspondence

Call Number: MS 117

Collection of correspondence from Elliott Coues, an American ornithologist and Army surgeon, mainly with natural historian George Newbold Lawrence.

Dates: 1868-1873; 1897

Papers of Harry Harris

Call Number: MS 29

This collection consists of notes on books, ornithology, travel, libraries, collected and kept by Harry Harris, a lifelong ornithologist who spent much of his life either in MIssouri or California.

Dates: approximately 1895-1951; also bibliographical information from 16th-20th centuries

Papers of Thomas Parkin

Call Number: MS P728
Overview These papers of Thomas Parkin were found in volume one of Hewitson's Coloured illustrations of the eggs of British birds, 1846 (2nd edition). Thomas Parkin, a Fellow of the Zoological Society and a member of the British Ornithologists' Union, placed a letter from Edward Bidwell, also a member of the British Ornithologists' Union, and a letter written by William C. Hewitson, naturalist and illustrator, in the volume. Two letters from John Grant, a bookseller,...
Dates: 1853, 1909

Personal papers of Philip S. Humphrey

Call Number: PP 418

Philip S. Humphrey joined the faculty at the University of Kansas as the Director of the Natural History Museum in 1967. As Director, Humphrey oversaw two expansions of the Natural History Museum (Dyche Hall). The collection includes correspondence, research data, reports, journals, and manuscripts.

Dates: 1955 - 1996

Ralph Ellis archives

Call Number: MS 36
Overview Ralph Ellis (1908-1945) was an avid collector of books, particularly those pertaining to natural history and ornithology; he worked diligently to expand his library of Natural History books, especially those pertaining to birds and mammals. In 1936, Ellis purchased the greater part of the John Gould library from a London bookseller. He also subscribed to numerous journals, joined dozens of societies, and pieced together complete back files of periodicals. Ellis' collection of books and...
Dates: 1898 - 1972