SIA RU007364, Edward William Nelson and Edward Alphonso Goldman Collection, circa 1873-1946 and undated

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Summary

Title:
Edward William Nelson and Edward Alphonso Goldman Collection, circa 1873-1946 and undated
Dates:
1873, 1873-1946, circa 1873-1946 and undated
Notes:
Edward William Nelson (1855-1934), explorer, naturalist, and science administrator, was born in Manchester, New Hampshire. His professional career began in 1877 when he was appointed weather observer in the Signal Corps of the United States Army. From June 1877 to June 1881 Nelson was stationed at St. Michael on the Bering Sea coast of Alaska, where he made several excursions around the region compiling data on the lives and customs of the native people, and making ethnological and natural history collections for the Smithsonian Institution. In June 1881, he accompanied the revenue steamer Corwin on its search for the missing arctic ship Jeannette. The expedition was the first to reach and explore Wrangell Island
In 1890, Nelson began a career with the Bureau of Biological Survey of the United States Department of Agriculture when he accepted appointment as a Special Field Agent with the Death Valley Expedition under the direction of Clinton Hart Merriam. Most of the period from 1892 to 1906 was spent conducting biological investigations in Mexico with Edward Alphonso Goldman. The pair collected nearly 30,000 mammals and birds, and amassed an enormous wealth of information on the natural history of Mexico. After concluding his work in Mexico, Nelson's duties with the Bureau of Biological Survey gradually shifted from scientific to administrative. He was Chief Field Naturalist, 1907-1912; Assistant in Charge of Biological Investigations, 1913-1914; Assistant Chief, 1914-1916; Chief, 1916-1927; and Senior Biologist, 1927-1929. Nelson was also a Research Associate of the Smithsonian Institution from 1930 until his death
Nelson was a prolific author and his bibliography included over 200 titles, mostly concerning birds and mammals. He was President of the American Ornithologists' Union, 1908-1909; the Biological Society of Washington, 1912-1913; and the American Society of Mammalogists, 1920-1923. Nelson received an honorary M.A. from Yale University in 1920, and an honorary Doctor of Science from The George Washington University in the same year. He was also an owner and director of fruit orchard businesses in California and Arizona
Edward Alphonso Goldman (1873-1946), field naturalist and mammalogist, was born in Mount Carroll, Illinois, and moved with his family to Tulare County, California, in 1888. In 1892, he was hired by Edward William Nelson to assist his field investigations in California and Mexico. Thus, Goldman began a career with the Bureau of Biological Survey that would continue for the remainder of his life. He served in a variety of positions including Field Naturalist, 1902-1917; Biologist in Charge, Division of Biological Investigations, 1919-1925; Biologist in Charge, Game and Bird Reservations, 1925-1928; and Senior Biologist, Division of Biological Investigations, 1928-1943. His career was interrupted during World War I when he served as Major in the Sanitary Corps of the American Expeditionary Force, in charge of rodent control in France. Goldman also had an honorary position with the Smithsonian Institution as Associate in Zoology from 1928 to 1946
Goldman's research was primarily on mammals, and his bibliography included more than 200 titles. He conducted faunal studies as part of the Biological Survey of Panama during construction of the canal in 1911-1912. In 1936, Goldman was chosen to assist the United States Government in negotiations with Mexico for the protection of migratory birds and game mammals
Summary:
This collection consists primarily of papers documenting the professional career and personal life of Edward William Nelson. A smaller amount of material was created by Edward Alphonso Goldman and relates to both professional and private matters. Nelson's papers are valuable in documenting his work as a field naturalist, particularly in Alaska and Mexico; his administrative career with the Bureau of Biological Survey; his research on birds and mammals; professional activities; and personal and business matters. They include a large file of incoming and outgoing correspondence which documents all aspects of his professional career; journals and notebooks maintained during field work and other official travel, especially his explorations in Alaska and Mexico; correspondence and related records concerning family and business matters, particularly his involvement in the fruit orchard business; and notes, lists, newspaper clippings, manuscripts, and photographs relating to his research and his interest in conservation issues of the era
Goldman's papers found in this collection are just a fragment of those generated during his long career. They include journals from his field investigations in Mexico with Nelson; correspondence with Nelson and family members; and notes, lists, manuscripts, and related materials documenting his research on mammals
The collection contains photographs, photograph albums, and glass plate negatives documenting the careers of both men. Included are photographs taken during their Mexico field work, portraits, photographs of colleagues, and images taken in France during Goldman's service in World War I. The collection also includes correspondence, manuscripts, photographs, and related materials of the conservationist Charles Sheldon, and an annotated manuscript by George Shiras III on wildlife photography
Topics:
Mammalogy, Ornithology
Subjects:
Nelson, Edward William 1855-1934, Shiras, George 1859-1942, Sheldon, Charles 1867-1928, Goldman, Edward Alphonso 1873-1946, Merriam, C. Hart (Clinton Hart) 1855-1942, United States Bureau of Biological Survey, United States Army Signal Corps, United States Dept. of Agriculture, American Ornithologists' Union, Biological Society of Washington, American Society of Mammalogists, Yale University, George Washington University, United States Army American Expeditionary Forces, Biological Survey of the Panama Canal Zone (1911-1912), Death Valley Expedition (1891)
Form/Genre:
Photographs, Collection descriptions
Local Number:
SIA RU007364
Physical Description:
5.6 linear meters

Finding Aids to Personal Papers and Special Collections in the Smithsonian Institution Archives

Record Unit 7364

Edward William Nelson and Edward Alphonso Goldman Collection, circa 1873-1946 and undated

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator:
Title: Edward William Nelson and Edward Alphonso Goldman Collection
Dates: circa 1873-1946 and undated
Quantity: 5.6 linear meters.
Collection: Record Unit 7364
Language of Materials: English

Historical Note

The biological explorations made by Edward William Nelson and Edward Alphonso Goldman in Mexico from 1892 to 1906 have been described as ". . . among the most important ever achieved by two workers for any single country." They conducted investigations in every state in Mexico, collecting 17,400 mammals and 12,400 birds, as well as amassing an enormous fund of information on the natural history of the country. The best account of the work is Goldman's Biological Investigations in Mexico, Smithsonian Miscellaneous Collections, vol. 115, July 1951.

EDWARD WILLIAM NELSON (1855-1934)

Described by Theodore Roosevelt as ". . . one of the keenest naturalists we have ever had . . .," Edward William Nelson was born in Manchester, New Hampshire. He developed an interest in the outdoors around his boyhood home in New England, and in Chicago where his family moved in 1868. Shortly after enrolling in Cooke County Normal School in 1872, Nelson was invited to join Edward Drinker Cope and Samuel Garman on a fossil collecting trip to the Badlands of Wyoming. After returning to Chicago, his interest in natural history continued to grow as he became acquainted with Joel Asaph Allen, Robert Ridgway, Stephen A. Forbes, Henry W. Henshaw and others.

In the winter of 1876, Nelson traveled to Washington, D.C., to meet Spencer F. Baird, Assistant Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, and enlist his help in securing a position as a field naturalist. Through Baird's influence, Nelson traveled to Alaska as a weather observer in the Signal Corps of the United States Army in April 1877. From June 1877 to June 1881, he was stationed at St. Michael on the Bering Sea coast of Alaska with a charge to ". . . secure an unbroken series of meteorological observations, and, in addition, to obtain all the information possible concerning the geography, ethnology, and zoology of the surrounding region." Nelson made several dog-sled excursions around the region, compiling data on the lives and customs of the native people, and making ethnological and natural history collections for the Smithsonian. The results of his work were published in "Report upon Natural History Collections Made in Alaska between the Years 1877-1881," 1887, and "The Eskimo about Bering Strait," 1900. In June 1881, he accompanied the revenue steamer Corwin on its search for the missing arctic ship Jeannette. The expedition was the first to reach and explore Wrangell Island.

Nelson spent most of the period from 1882 until 1890 in Arizona recovering from pulmonary tuberculosis contracted in Washington, D.C., while preparing his report on the birds of Alaska. In 1890, he accepted an appointment as a Special Field Agent with the Death Valley Expedition under C. Hart Merriam, Chief of the Division of Ornithology and Mammalogy, United States Department of Agriculture. This was the start of a career with the Division and its successor, the Bureau of Biological Survey, that would continue until 1929. In January 1892, Nelson received orders to conduct a three-month field survey in Mexico with Edward Alphonso Goldman, whom he had recently hired as an assistant. The trip evolved into an exhaustive, fourteen-year biological investigation of the entire country.

After concluding the Mexico work, Nelson's duties with the Bureau of Biological Survey gradually shifted from scientific to administrative. He was Chief Field Naturalist, 1907-1912; Assistant in charge of Biological Investigations, 1913-1914; Assistant Chief, 1914-1916; Chief, 1916-1927; and Senior Biologist, 1927-1929. Nelson was also an honorary Research Associate of the Smithsonian Institution from 1930 until his death. During the decade in which he led the Biological Survey, Nelson was actively involved in most of the major conservation issues of the era. He helped negotiate the Migratory Bird Treaty of 1916 with Great Britain and was an enthusiastic supporter of the Public Shooting Grounds-Game Refuge Bill, the Alaska Game Law Bill, and the Migratory Bird Conservation Act. He was also instrumental in developing policies to improve conditions of domestic reindeer herds in Alaska, and the promoting of bird-banding as a method of ornithological research.

In the field, Nelson was an all-round naturalist, observing and collecting most things that he encountered. He was a prolific author, and his bibliography included over two hundred titles, mostly concerning birds and mammals. Over one hundred animals and plants were named in his honor. Nelson Island and Nelson Lagoon, along the coast of the Bering Sea, and Nelson Range, a short mountain range in California, also bear his name. Nelson was President of the American Ornithologists' Union, 1908-1909, the Biological Society of Washington, 1912-1913, and the American Society of Mammalogists, 1920-1923. He received an honorary M.A. from Yale University in 1920, and an honorary Doctor of Science from the George Washington University in the same year.

Nelson was involved with the Goldman family in the operation of fruit orchards in California and Arizona. He was a co-owner and director of the Nelson-Goldman Orchard Company, 1911-1934, and the Arizona Orchard Company, 1921-1923.

For more detailed biographical information on Nelson, see Edward Alphonso Goldman, "Edward William Nelson - Naturalist," The Auk, April 1935, vol. 52, no. 2; Margaret Lantis, "Edward William Nelson," Anthropological Papers of the University of Alaska, December 1954, vol. 3, no. 1; and William W. Fitzhugh and Susan A. Kaplan, Inua. Spirit World of the Bering Sea Eskimo, (Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1982).

EDWARD ALPHONSO GOLDMAN (1873-1946)

Edward Alphonso Goldman, field naturalist and mammalogist, was born in Mount Carroll, Illinois. His family moved to Tulare County, California, in 1888, and he went to work as a foreman in a vineyard near Fresno at the age of seventeen. After a fortuitous meeting between his father and Edward William Nelson of the Bureau of Biological Survey, Goldman was hired by Nelson in January 1892 to assist his biological investigations of California and Mexico. Thus began an association with Nelson and the Biological Survey that would continue for the remainder of his life. Shortly thereafter, he received appointment as a Field Naturalist with the Biological Survey, and he spent most of the next fourteen years with Nelson collecting in every region of Mexico.

Goldman served in a variety of positions with the Biological Survey. He was Field Naturalist, 1892-1917; Biologist in Charge, Division of Biological Investigations, 1919-1925; Biologist in Charge, Game and Bird Reservations, 1925-1928; and Senior Biologist, Division of Biological Investigations, 1928-1943. Goldman also had an honorary position with the Smithsonian Institution as Associate in Zoology from 1928 to 1946. His service with the Biological Survey was marked by extensive field investigations in every region of the United States.

In 1911-1912, Goldman conducted faunal studies as part of the Biological Survey of Panama during construction of the canal. His results were published in The Mammals of Panama in 1920. During World War I, he was a Major in the Sanitary Corps of the American Expeditionary Forces, in charge of rodent control in France. In 1936, he was chosen to assist the United States Government in negotiations with Mexico for the protection of migratory birds and game mammals.

Goldman's bibliography included more than two hundred titles. He named over three hundred forms of mammals, most of them subspecies. Approximately fifty mammals, birds, reptiles, mollusks, and plants bear his name. Goldman Peak in Baja California was also named in his honor. A member of many professional organizations, Goldman was President of the Biological Society of Washington, 1927-1929, and the American Society of Mammalogists, 1946.

For additional biographical information on Goldman, see Stanley P. Young, "Edward Alphonso Goldman: 1873-1946," Journal of Mammalogy, May 1947, vol. 28, no. 2, pp. 91-109.

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Chronology

  • CHRONOLOGY OF THE LIFE OF EDWARD WILLIAM NELSON
  • 1855
  • Born in Manchester, New Hampshire, May 8
  • 1868
  • Family moved to Chicago
  • 1872
  • Assisted Edward Drinker Cope and Samuel Garman on a fossil collecting expedition to the Badlands of Wyoming
  • 1876
  • Visited Washington, D.C. and met Spencer F. Baird
  • 1877-1881
  • Weather Observer for the Signal Corps of the U. S. Army at St. Michael, Alaska. Made extensive natural history and ethnology collections and observations of the Bering Strait Eskimos.
  • 1881
  • Accompanied revenue steamer Corwin on search for missing arctic exploring ship Jeannette. Was a member of the first party to explore Wrangell Island.
  • 1887
  • "Report upon Natural History Collections made in Alaska between the years 1877-1881" (Arctic Series of Publications Issued in Connection with the Signal Service, United States Army, no. 3)
  • 1890-1891
  • Special Field Agent, Death Valley Expedition, Division of Ornithology and Mammalogy, United States Department of Agriculture
  • 1890-1907
  • Field Naturalist, Bureau of Biological Survey
  • 1892-1906
  • Field investigations of Mexico with Edward Alphonso Goldman
  • 1899
  • "Revision of the Squirrels of Mexico and Central America" (Proceedings of the Washington Academy of Sciences, vol. 1)
  • 1900
  • "The Eskimo about Bering Strait" (Eighteenth Annual Report, Bureau of American Ethnology, Pt. 1)
  • 1907-1912
  • Chief Field Naturalist, Bureau of Biological Survey
  • 1908-1909
  • President, American Ornithologists' Union
  • 1909
  • "The Rabbits of North America" (U. S. Bureau of Biological Survey, North American Fauna, no. 29)
  • 1911-1934
  • Part owner, Nelson-Goldman Orchard Company, Orosi, California
  • 1912-1913
  • President, Biological Society of Washington
  • 1913-1914
  • Assistant in charge of Biological Investigations, Bureau of Biological Survey
  • 1914-1916
  • Assistant Chief, Bureau of Biological Survey
  • 1916-1927
  • Chief, Bureau of Biological Survey
  • 1918
  • "Wild Animals of North America" (National Geographic Society; rev. ed., 1930)
  • 1918-1919
  • Vice-President, American Society of Mammalogists
  • 1920
  • Honorary Master of Arts, Yale University
  • 1920
  • Honorary Doctor of Science, George Washington University
  • 1920-1923
  • President, American Society of Mammalogists
  • 1921-1922
  • President and Director, Arizona Orchard Company
  • 1922
  • "Lower California and its Natural Resources" (Memoirs of the National Academy of Sciences, vol. 16)
  • 1927-1929
  • Senior Biologist, Bureau of Biological Survey
  • 1930-1934
  • Research Associate, Smithsonian Institution
  • 1934
  • Death, May 19
  • CHRONOLOGY OF THE LIFE OF EDWARD ALPHONSO GOLDMAN
  • 1873
  • Born in Mount Carroll, Illinois, July 7
  • 1888
  • Family moved to Tulare County, California
  • 1891
  • Hired by Edward William Nelson as a field assistant, beginning a long professional and personal association
  • 1892-1917
  • Field Naturalist, Bureau of Biological Survey
  • 1892-1906
  • Biological investigations of Mexico, mostly with Nelson
  • 1910
  • Revision of the Wood Rats of the Genus Neotoma (U. S. Bureau of Biological Survey, North American Fauna, no. 31)
  • 1911
  • Revision of the Spiny Pocket Mice (genera Heteromys and Liomys) (U. S. Bureau of Biological Survey, North American Fauna, no. 34)
  • 1911-1912
  • Conducted faunal studies as part of the Biological Survey of the Panama Canal Zone
  • 1913-1917
  • Biological investigations of Arizona
  • 1918
  • Rice Rats of North America (U. S. Bureau of Biological Survey, North American Fauna, no. 43)
  • 1918-1919
  • Major, Sanitary Corps, American Expeditionary Forces, in charge of rodent control in France
  • 1919-1925
  • Biologist in Charge, Division of Biological Investigations, Bureau of Biological Survey
  • 1920
  • Mammals of Panama (Smithsonian Miscellaneous Collections, vol. 69, no. 5)
  • 1922-1937
  • Reserve Major, Sanitary Corps, U. S. Army
  • 1925-1928
  • Biologist in Charge, Game and Bird Reservations, Bureau of Biological Survey
  • 1928-1944
  • Senior Biologist, Division of Biological Investigations, Bureau of Biological Survey
  • 1928-1946
  • Associate in Zoology, United States National Museum
  • 1936 assisted with negotiations of United States-Mexico migratory bird and mammal treaty
  • 1944
  • "The Wolves of North America," with Stanley P. Young (American Wildlife Institute)
  • 1944-1946
  • Collaborator, United States Fish and Wildlife Service
  • 1946
  • President, American Society of Mammalogists
  • 1946
  • "The Puma: Mysterious American Cat," with Stanley P. Young (American Wildlife Institute)
  • 1946
  • Death, Washington, D. C., September 2
  • 1951
  • Biological Investigations in Mexico (Smithsonian Miscellaneous Collections, vol. 115)

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Descriptive Entry

This collection consists primarily of papers documenting the professional career and personal life of Edward William Nelson. A smaller amount of material was created by Edward Alphonso Goldman and relates to both professional and private matters. Apparently, Goldman assumed control of Nelson's papers after the latter's death, probably for reference in his continuing work summarizing the results of their Mexico field investigations. Due the pair's close professional relationship, it was decided to keep the collection intact. The papers of each individual have been kept distinct and reside in separate series, with the exception of photographs, which mostly document the Mexico field work. Other photographic materials have been placed in the same series as a matter of convenience.

Nelson's papers are valuable in documenting his work as a field naturalist, particularly in Alaska and Mexico; his administrative career with the Bureau of Biological Survey and consequential involvement in conservation issues of the day; his research on birds and mammals; his participation in professional societies and conservation organizations; personal and family matters; and commercial ventures, especially his ownership of fruit-growing businesses in California and Arizona.

The papers include a large file of incoming and outgoing correspondence that relates to all aspects of his professional life, but is particularly important in documenting his administrative tenure with the Bureau of Biological Survey, 1914-1927. The letters provide information on the role of the Biological Survey in conservation issues of the era, as well as Nelson's own attitudes on the matters--attitudes that sometimes clashed with other conservationists, including William Temple Hornaday. He corresponded extensively with most of the major figures in the conservation movement including Hornaday, John B. Burnham, Charles Sheldon, George Bird Grinnell, and John C. Phillips. Especially well represented by correspondence are the negotiations for the passage of the Migratory Bird Treaty between the United States and Great Britain, 1916, and the protracted fight over the Public Shooting Grounds-Game Refuge Bill during the 1920s. The correspondence also relates Nelson's role in the formative periods of several professional societies and conservation organizations including the American Society of Mammalogists, the American Game Protective Association, and the American Wild Fowlers.

Nelson's career as an explorer and field worker is documented in a series of journals and notebooks maintained between 1877 and 1930. The journals kept during his landmark work in Alaska and Mexico provide a running narrative of his daily activities and include notes on the fauna, flora, and physiography of the areas explored; information on specimens and artifacts collected; observations on native peoples and their cultures; and sketches of people, villages, fauna, and natural phenomena. The journals from his Alaska work are relatively complete; however, journals from the Mexico investigations from 1903 to 1906 are missing. Also included is a journal from the Death Valley Expedition, 1890-1891, and journals and notebooks kept during many of Nelson's official trips for the Bureau of Biological Survey.

The collection includes a series of records documenting Nelson's private life and business affairs. Especially well represented is his involvement with the Nelson-Goldman Orchard Company, 1911-1933, and the Arizona Orchard Company, 1921-1923. Also included is a voluminous correspondence with his brother, Fred W. Nelson, which concerns family and business matters; and various records concerning health issues, investments, real estate, and other financial matters.

Nelson's research is documented in a large series of notes, lists, manuscripts, newspaper clippings, photographs, and publications. Most of the material concerns his work on birds and mammals. The file also contains collected materials on many of the conservation issues of the day.

The papers of Edward Alphonso Goldman found in this collection are just a fragment of the material generated during his long career with the Bureau of Biological Survey. They are most valuable in documenting his biological survey of Mexico with Nelson. Included is an incomplete series of journals which contain a chronological narrative of Goldman's activities. Specific volumes are devoted to notes of birds and mammals observed and collected. Other papers of Goldman include correspondence, mostly with Nelson, and his brothers, George and Luther; and materials documenting his research on mammals.

The collection contains a series of photographs, photograph albums, and glass plate negatives documenting the careers of both men. Most of the material relates to their biological investigations of Mexico, 1892-1906. Included are images of areas visited, native peoples, and flora and fauna. Many of the photographs are unidentified. Also included are photographs of Nelson and Goldman; photographs of colleagues; and photographs taken in France during Goldman's service in World War I.

The collection also contains some papers of the conservationist Charles Sheldon, a close personal friend of Nelson. Apparently, Nelson acquired the papers when he was writing a biographical memorial on Sheldon. They consist of correspondence, notes, photographs, manuscripts, and related materials documenting Sheldon's work in conservation and natural history.

Finally, the collection includes a manuscript (with Nelson's annotations) of George Shiras' "Hunting Wild Life with Camera and Flashlight; A Record of Sixty-Five Years' Visits to the Woods and Waters of North America," and a few pieces of correspondence concerning the manuscript.

Additional materials documenting field work of Nelson and Goldman can be found in Smithsonian Institution Archives Record Unit 7176, Field Reports of the United States Fish and Wildlife Service, 1860-1961, Field Reports. Voluminous field notebooks, lists, and other specimen related records for both men are housed in the Division of Birds and the Division of Mammals, National Museum of Natural History.

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Container List

Series 1

PROFESSIONAL CORRESPONDENCE OF EDWARD WILLIAM NELSON, 1878-1934 AND UNDATED.

This series consists of incoming and outgoing correspondence documenting the official and professional career of Edward William Nelson. He maintained a voluminous correspondence with ornithologists, mammalogists, conservationists, and other professional colleagues. The letters document Nelson's involvement with conservation issues and legislation, especially the Migratory Bird Treaty between the United States and Great Britain, 1916, and the Public Shooting Grounds-Game Refuge Bill; his work with professional societies and conservation organizations including the American Ornithologists' Union, the American Society of Mammalogists, the American Game Protective Association, and the American Wild Fowlers; his field work in Alaska and Mexico; his research on birds and mammals; and the preparation of scientific and popular papers.

Of special interest are several letters from Edward Alphonso Goldman documenting his service with the American Expeditionary Forces during World War I; letters of Alice Eastwood and Leverett Mills Loomis describing the San Francisco earthquake of 1906; and letters of David Starr Jordan and Wilfred Hudson Osgood concerning the selection of the fourth Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution in 1907.

Occasional photographs, drawings, manuscripts, and publications are found with the correspondence. This material is noted in the folder descriptions.

Arranged alphabetically.

Box 1

Folder 1 A, general.

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Folder 2 Adams, William C., 1924-1925, 1932. The correspondence of 1924 concerns the Public Shooting Grounds-Game Refuge Bill.

Box 1 of 50

Folder 3 Agriculture, United States Department of, 1891, 1893, 1900, 1902, 1905, 1910-1916, 1919-1920, 1924, 1927-1928, 1930. Consists mostly of personnel related records and collecting instructions.

Box 1 of 50

Folder 4 Albright, Horace M., 1924, 1926. The correspondence of 1924 concerns the possible expansion of Yellowstone National Park.

Box 1 of 50

Folder 5 Allen, Joel Asaph, 1898, 1901, 1904-1910, 1916-1917, 1919.

Box 1 of 50

Folder 6 American Association for the Advancement of Science, 1905-1906.

Box 1 of 50

Folder 7 American Ornithologists' Union, 1901, 1911-1914, 1927.

Box 1 of 50

Folder 8 American Society of Mammalogists, 1921-1923. Consists mostly of Nelson's correspondence as President, 1922.

Box 1 of 50

Folder 9 American Wild Fowlers, 1928-1931. Correspondents include John C. Phillips and Nash Buckingham.

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Folder 10 Anderson, Rudolph Martin, 1931-1933.

Box 1 of 50

Folder 11 Anthony, Harold Elmer, 1922, 1932-1933.

Box 1 of 50

Folder 12 Avery, Carlos, 1916, 1923, 1925, 1929.

Box 1 of 50

Box 2

Folder 1 B, general.

Box 2 of 50

Folder 2 Bailey, Florence Merriam, 1899, 1921 and undated.

Box 2 of 50

Folder 3 Bailey, Vernon Orlando, 1906, 1920-1921.

Box 2 of 50

Folder 4 Baird, Spencer F., 1878, 1880-1882. The letters of 1878, 1880-1881 concern Nelson's collecting work in Alaska.

Box 2 of 50

Folder 5 Baldwin, Samuel Prentiss, 1926, 1928.

Box 2 of 50

Folder 6 Bangs, Outram, 1903-1908, 1921, 1928-1929.

Box 2 of 50

Folder 7 Barbour, Thomas, 1921-1933.

Box 2 of 50

Folder 8 Beck, Rollo Howard, 1904-1907.

Box 2 of 50

Folder 9 Bell, William Bonar, 1921, 1932.

Box 2 of 50

Folder 10 Boone and Crockett Club, 1908, 1918, 1921, 1930.

Box 2 of 50

Folder 11 Borden, John, 1928-1929.

Box 2 of 50

Folder 12 Brewster, William, 1902-1911, 1916.

Box 2 of 50

Folder 13 Brotherhood of the Venery, The, 1926-1932.

Box 2 of 50

Folder 14 Bumstead, Dale, 1916-1921. Includes correspondence concerning various conservation issues, especially the Migratory Bird Treaty between the United States and Great Britain, 1916, and subsequent enabling legislation. See also Box 18.

Box 2 of 50

Box 3

Folder 1-3 Burnham, John B., 1915-1932. Burnham, founder and President of the American Game Protective Association, maintained a voluminous correspondence with Nelson on various conservation matters. Included are letters concerning the Migratory Bird Treaty between the United States and Great Britain, 1916, and the Public Shooting Grounds-Game Refuge Bill.

Box 3 of 50

Folder 4 C, general.

Box 3 of 50

Folder 5 Chapman, Frank Michler, 1904-1905, 1909-1910, 1917-1918, 1925-1931. The letter of August 15, 1925, concerns a controversy between Nelson and William Temple Hornaday; several letters written in 1929 concern a controversy over the issuance of a booklet entitled "A Crisis in Conservation."

Box 3 of 50

Folder 6 D, general.

Box 3 of 50

Folder 7 Deane, Ruthven, 1903, 1907-1910, 1915, 1926, 1928, 1931-1932.

Box 3 of 50

Folder 8 Dickey, Donald Ryder, 1923, 1927-1932.

Box 3 of 50

Box 4

Folder 1 E, general.

Box 4 of 50

Folder 2 Eastwood, Alice, 1906. Correspondence concerns the San Francisco earthquake and its effect on the California Academy of Sciences.

Box 4 of 50

Folder 3 Evermann, Barton Warren, 1906, 1918-1921, 1925-1932. The letter of July 31, 1918, concerns Evermann's interest in the position of Assistant Secretary in charge of the United States National Museum.

Box 4 of 50

Folder 4 Explorers Club, 1904, 1921-1922.

Box 4 of 50

Folder 5 F, general.

Box 4 of 50

Folder 6 Field, G. W., 1916-1917, 1932.

Box 4 of 50

Folder 7 Fisher, Albert Kenrick, 1916, 1919, 1921, 1923-1924.

Box 4 of 50

Folder 8 Fleming, James Henry, 1904-1905.

Box 4 of 50

Folder 9 Forbush, Edward Howe, 1916-1917. Correspondence concerns the Migratory Bird Treaty between the United States and Great Britain, 1916.

Box 4 of 50

Folder 10 Fuertes, Louis Agassiz, 1905-1906, 1915-1918, 1921. Most of the letters concern Fuertes' work illustrating Nelson's "Wild Animals of North America," published by the National Geographic Society in 1918.

Box 4 of 50

Folder 11 G, general.

Box 4 of 50

Folder 12 George Washington University, 1920-1921. Correspondence concerns Nelson's honorary Doctor of Science degree.

Box 4 of 50

Folder 13 Goldman, Edward Alphonso, 1898, 1905, 1911, 1915-1919, 1931-1932. Includes voluminous correspondence documenting Goldman's service with the American Expeditionary Forces in France during World War I, 1918-1919. Also includes letters concerning his field work in Mexico, 1898 and 1905, and Panama, 1911.

Box 4 of 50

Box 5

Folder 1 Goldman, Luther J., 1915-1921, 1933.

Box 5 of 50

Folder 2 Gordon, Seth, 1921, 1929, 1932-1933.

Box 5 of 50

Folder 3 Grant, Madison, 1915, 1918, 1921, 1924, 1929.

Box 5 of 50

Folder 4 Grinnell, George Bird, 1907-1909, 1916-1928, 1931. The letter of November 22, 1928, includes Grinnell's biographical sketch of Charles Sheldon.

Box 5 of 50

Folder 5 Grinnell, Joseph, 1907, 1913, 1915, 1918-1919, 1926, 1929, 1931-1932.

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Folder 6 Grosvenor, Gilbert H., 1907, 1915-1921, 1927-1928, 1930.

Box 5 of 50

Folder 7 H, general.

Box 5 of 50

Folder 8 Heller, Edmund, 1908, 1918-1919. The correspondence of 1918-1919 concerns Heller's travels in China and Siberia.

Box 5 of 50

Folder 9 Henshaw, Henry Wetherbee, 1902, 1908, 1913, 1916, 1927.

Box 5 of 50

Folder 10 Herrera, Alfonso L., 1905-1906, 1919, 1928-1929.

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Folder 11 Hewitt, C. Gordon, 1916. Correspondence concerns the Migratory Bird Treaty between the United States and Great Britain, 1916.

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Folder 12 Holzworth, John M., 1927, 1929, 1931-1932.

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Folder 13 Hornaday, William Temple, 1907, 1915-1918, 1921, 1924. Includes correspondence concerning the Migratory Bird Treaty between the United States and Great Britain, 1916.

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Folder 14 Hornaday Controversy, 1924-1927. Correspondence concerns Hornaday's displeasure with the Public Shooting Grounds-Game Refuge Bill, and the Bureau of Biological Survey's policies on bag limits and hunting seasons. Correspondents include J. Sanford Barnes, John B. Burnham, Frank Michler Chapman, Madison Grant, George Bird Grinnell, Henry Fairfield Osborn, and Thomas Gilbert Pearson.

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Folder 1 Howell, Alfred Brazier, 1922-1924.

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Folder 2 Hubback, Theodore, 1928-1933.

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Folder 3 Hunter, Fenley, 1928-1933. The letter of January 22, 1929, includes a photograph of Hunter.

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Folder 4 J, general.

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Folders 5-6 Jones, Carlos H., 1904-1917.

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Folder 7 Jordan, David Starr, 1907. Letter of January 19, 1907, concerns Clinton Hart Merriam's qualifications for the position of Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution.

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Folder 8 K, general.

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Folder 9 L, general.

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Folder 10 Law, John Eugene, 1920, 1923.

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Folder 11 Lawyer, George A., 1916, 1921-1925. Much of the correspondence concerns the Public Shooting Grounds-Game Refuge Bill.

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Folder 12 Ligon, J. Stokley, 1917, 1926-1931.

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Folder 13 Lomen, Carl J., 1921-1924, 1929-1933. Correspondence concerning the reindeer industry in Alaska.

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Folder 1 Loomis, Leverett Mills, 1906-1907. Most of the letters concern the 1906 San Francisco earthquake and its effect on the California Academy of Sciences.

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Folder 2 M, general.

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Folder 3 McGuire, J. A., 1921-1922.

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Folder 4 Merriam, Clinton Hart, 1891, 1906-1910, 1916-1917, 1920-1921, 1923, 1929, 1931.

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Folder 5 Mershon, William B., 1917, 1921-1922, 1925.

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Folder 6 Murie, Olaus Johan, 1922-1923, 1928, 1930-1931.

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Folder 7 Musgrave, M. E., 1919-1920, 1923, 1929.

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Folder 8 N, general.

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Folder 9 Nelson, Edward William. Collecting credentials, 1893-1894, 1902-1903.

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Folder 10 O, general.

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Folders 11-12 Osgood, Wilfred Hudson, 1906-1907, 1910-1927, 1932. Includes correspondence concerning the selection of the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, January 11, 1907; his field work in Peru, 1912; and his involvement with Nelson in the orchard and raisin growing business.

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Folder 13 P, general.

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Folder 14 Pearson, Thomas Gilbert, 1916-1922, 1925-1926, 1929, 1934. Correspondence concerning various conservation matters and legislation. Includes "Memoranda on Game Refuge Bills" -- Pearson's recollections of his involvement in migratory bird and game refuge legislation.

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Folder 15 Phillips, John Charles, 1920-1921, 1927-1933. Correspondence concerning the American Wild Fowlers and various game management issues. See also box 1, folders 9-10.

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Folder 1 Public Shooting Grounds - Game Refuge Bill, 1920-1921. Conceived by the American Game Protective Association and introduced in Congress in 1921, the bill proposed the purchase of wetlands for use as waterfowl refuges and public shooting grounds. The purchase of land and the enforcement of hunting regulations were to be financed by a federal hunting license. Opponents, led by William Temple Hornaday, managed to stall the bill in committee and it was finally dropped in the late 1920s. The Bureau of Biological Survey was in favor of the bill, and this correspondence documents Nelson's efforts on its behalf. Correspondents include Thomas Barbour, David Starr Jordan, Aldo Leopold, Thomas Gilbert Pearson, Gifford Pinchot, and Ernest Thompson Seton.

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Folder 2 Public Shooting Grounds - Game Refuge Bill. Correspondence with the American Game Protective Association, 1921-1923. Correspondents include John B. Burnham and Raymond Prunty Holland.

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Folder 3 Q, general.

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Folder 4 R, general.

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Folder 5 Redington, Paul G., 1927-1928, 1930, 1932.

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Folder 6 Ridgway, Robert, 1904, 1906-1907, 1910-1916, 1919, 1925, 1927-1928.

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Folder 7 Riggs, Thomas, Jr., 1919-1924. A copy of a letter from Riggs to Edmund Seymour, October 12, 1920, concerns a controversy with William Temple Hornaday.

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Folder 8 Roosevelt Memorial Association, 1919-1921, 1924-1925. Correspondents include John B. Burnham.

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Folder 9 ____________. Newspaper clippings, articles, and published materials, 1919-1928.

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Folder 10 Roosevelt, Theodore, 1918.

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Folder 11 Roosevelt, Theodore, Jr., 1923-1924, 1928.

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Folder 12 Rose, Joseph Nelson, 1893-1898, 1903, 1923. Correspondence mostly concerns the identification of plants collected by Nelson in Mexico.

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Folder 1 S, general.

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Folder 2 Sage, John Hall, 1906-1910.

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Folder 3 Sanford, Leonard Cutler, 1904, 1923.

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Folder 4 Sartorius, Charles, 1901-1904. The letters are written in Spanish.

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Folder 5 Seton, Ernest Thompson, 1899, 1908-1909, 1921.

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Folder 6 Seymour, Edmund, 1919, 1922-1923.

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Folders 7-11 Sheldon, Charles, 1901-1910, 1915, 1917, 1919, 1921-1932. Correspondence concerning Sheldon's study of wild sheep of North America; his explorations in Alaska, particularly Mt. McKinley, 1907-1908; and various conservation matters, especially the Public Shooting Grounds-Game Refuge Bill, the Kaibab (Arizona) deer herd problem, and the Alaska Game Law Bill, 1917.

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Folder 12 Sheldon, William Gulliver, 1932.

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Folder 13 Shiras, George, III, 1907, 1915, 1919, 1922, 1924, 1927, 1930-1933.

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Folder 1 Shufeldt, Percy W., 1905, 1914, 1931-1932. Includes a watercolor drawing of Antrostomus vociferus by Shufeldt.

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Folder 2 Spencer, Herbert, 1883.

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Folder 3 Sproat, A. D., 1929-1933. Includes photographs of hunting trips in Mexico.

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Folder 4 Stefansson, Vilhjalmur, 1921-1925, 1928, 1931-1934.

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Folder 5 Stone, Witmer, 1900, 1904-1910, 1916, 1921-1922, 1927, 1932 and undated.

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Folder 6 T, general.

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Folder 7 Thomas, Michael Rogers Oldfield, 1898, 1900, 1903, 1919.

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Folder 8 Twitchell, A. H., 1928-1933. The letter of May 15, 1930, includes photographs of Twitchell.

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Folder 9 U-V, general.

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Folder 10 W, general.

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Folder 11 Walcott, Frederic C., 1921, 1925, 1931, 1933.

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Folder 12 Walker, Ernest Pillsbury, 1921-1922, 1926-1927.

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Folder 13 Wetmore, Alexander, 1929, 1932-1933.

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Folder 14 Y-Z, general.

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Folder 15 Yale University, 1920-1921. Correspondence concerning Nelson's honorary M. A. degree.

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Folder 16 Unidentified correspondence, 1889, 1916.

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Folder 17 Unidentified correspondence concerning Mexico field work, 1896, 1899, 1903, 1905.

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Series 2

JOURNALS AND NOTEBOOKS OF EDWARD WILLIAM NELSON, 1877-1930 AND UNDATED

This series consists of journals and notebooks documenting field work and official travel of Edward William Nelson. Especially well documented is his ethnological and natural history field work in Alaska, 1877-1881; his participation on the Corwin Expedition, 1881; and his field explorations of Mexico with Edward Alphonso Goldman, 1892-1902. The journals from his Mexico work, 1903-1906, are missing. The Alaska and Mexico journals offer a narrative of day-to-day activities and include information on specimens collected; observations on native peoples and their folklore, legends, religion, vocabulary, and other aspects of their culture; sketches of people, villages, fauna, and natural phenomena; and notes on the fauna, flora, and physiography of regions explored. There are typescript copies of the Mexico journals, 1892-1895.

Also included are journals and notebooks kept by Nelson on many official trips taken for the Bureau of Biological Survey; a journal from the Death Valley Expedition, 1890-1891; and miscellaneous notebooks and address books.

Arranged (mostly) alphabetically.

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Folder 1 Alaska, April 12 - May 23, 1877.

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Folder 2 ______, May 26, 1877 - May 13, 1878.

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Folder 3 ______, May 1 - December 3, 1878.

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Folder 4 ______, December 4, 1878 - January 27, 1879.

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Folder 5 ______, April 1 - December 23, 1879.

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Folder 6 ______, December 25, 1879 - October 5, 1880.

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Folder 7 ______, February 9 - March 9, 1880.

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Folder 1 Alaska, March 10 - April 3, 1880.

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Folder 2 ______, October 6 - December 6, 1880.

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Folder 3 ______, January 1 - 19, 1881.

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Folder 4 ______, April 1 - July 7, 1881.

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Folder 5 ______, July 8 - 24, 1881.

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Folder 6 ______, July 25 - August 11, 1881.

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Folder 7 ______, August 12 - September 7, 1881.

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Folder 8 ______, September 8 - October 20, 1881.

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Folder 1 Death Valley Expedition, December 11, 1890 - August 24, 1891.

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Folder 2 Mexico, January 15 - May 31, 1892.

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Folder 3 ______, June 1 - October 5, 1892.

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Folder 4 ______, October 8, 1892 - April 20, 1893.

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Folder 5 ______, February 21 - March 1, 1893.

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Folder 6 ______, March 3 - June 8, 1893.

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Folder 7 ______, December 27, 1893 - February 2, 1894.

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Folder 1 Mexico, March 17 - 31, 1894.

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Folder 2 ______, March 31 - July 12, 1894.

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Folder 3 ______, July 13 - November 6, 1894.

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Folder 4 ______, January 1 - March 8, 1895.

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Folder 5 ______, March 9 - June 27, 1895.

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Folder 6 ______, June 27 - November 17, 1895.

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Folder 7 ______, November 18, 1895 - August 14, 1896.

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Folder 8 ______, February 19 - May 2, 1897.

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Folder 9 ______, April 22 - June 7, 1898.

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Folder 10 ______, June 18, 1899.

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Folder 11 ______, April 11 - June 1, 1900; January 9 - 23, 1901.

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Folder 1 Mexico, January 31 - March 4, 1902.

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Folder 2 ______, December 1902.

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Folder 3 ______, miscellaneous notes, 1895-1896.

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Folder 4 ______, "Miscellaneous notes on Acapulco, etc.," 1896.

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Folder 5 ______, notes on photographs and birds' nests, 1902.

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Folder 6 ______, notes on Chichen Itza and other topics, undated.

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Folder 7 ______, notes on localities and books, undated.

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Folder 8 ______, notes on botany, undated.

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Folder 9 Arizona, Utah, and Nevada, July 25 - October 9, 1909. Two volumes.

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Folder 10 Arizona, August 23 - September 27, 1911.

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Folder 11 _______, November 12 - December 16, 1912.

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Folder 1 Cuba and Jamaica, March 10 - 30, 1913.

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Folder 2 Florida, April 1-3, 1918.

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Folders 3-4 Alaska, July - September, 1920, 4 volumes.

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Folder 5 Western United States, October - November, 1921.

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Folder 6 __________, October - November, 1922.

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Folder 7 Florida, March - April, 1923.

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Folder 8 California, 1923.

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Folder 9 Florida, February - April, 1924.

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Folder 10 California, 1924.

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Folder 11 __________, September - October, 1925.

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Folder 12 Florida, March - April, 1926.

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Folder 13 Minnesota (Upper Mississippi Refuge), July 1926.

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Folder 14 Western United States, September - November 1926.

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Folder 1 Louisiana, Texas, Florida, February - April, 1927.

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Folder 2 California, Fall 1927.

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Folder 3 Louisiana, February - March, 1928. Two volumes.

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Folder 4 California, 1929.

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Folder 5 Florida, 1929-1930.

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Folder 6 Miscellaneous notebooks, undated.

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Folder 7 Address book, circa 1912.

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Folder 8 Notebook containing data on photographs taken, undated.

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Folders 9-11 Typescript copy of Nelson's Mexico journal, 1892-1895, pp 1-289.

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Series 3

PERSONAL AND BUSINESS RECORDS OF EDWARD WILLIAM NELSON, 1886-1933 AND UNDATED.

This series consists of records documenting personal and business affairs of Edward William Nelson. Especially well documented is his involvement in the fruit orchard business in California and Arizona. It also includes voluminous correspondence between Nelson and his brother Fred; records concerning investments, real estate, and other financial matters; and collected personal materials.

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Folders 1-2 American Telegraphone Company, 1912-1932. Nelson was a trustee and stockholder in the company.

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Folder 3 Apache County, Arizona, 1886-1889. Records concerning Nelson's service as Clerk of the Board of Superiors and County Recorder.

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Folders 4-6 Arizona Orchard Company (AOC). Correspondence between Nelson and Dale Bumstead, 1921-1923. Nelson and the Nelson-Goldman Company owned half-interest in the AOC. Nelson served as President and Director. Bumstead was Vice-President and owned the other half-interest in AOC. Nelson sold his interest in the venture in December 1922.

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Folder 7 __________. Correspondence between Nelson and Donald A. Gilchrist, 1921-1923. Gilchrist was Treasurer of the AOC.

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Folder 1 Arizona Orchard Company. Correspondence between Nelson and George R. Goldman, 1921-1922. Goldman, brother of Edward Alphonso Goldman, was a Director and on-site manager of the company.

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Folder 2 _______________. Correspondence between Nelson and M. E. Musgrave, 1922-1923.

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Folder 3 _______________. Photographs of the orchard and ranch, undated, but probably 1922.

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Folder 4 _______________. By-laws, legal documents, financial records, meeting minutes, plans, and related materials, 1922-1923.

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Folder 5 Federal income taxes, 1932.

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Folder 6 Health records, 1912, 1927-1933.

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Folder 7 Homestead claim made by Nelson in Arizona, 1887.

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Folder 8 Limericks, poems, and jokes, 1904 and undated. Includes a tongue-in-cheek reference to Ernest Thompson Seton.

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Folder 9 Miscellany, 1932 and undated.

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Folders 10-11 Nelson, Fred W., 1906-1914. Correspondence between Nelson and his brother concerning Nelson-Goldman Orchard business, financial matters, and family affairs.

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Folders 1-2 Nelson, Fred W., 1915-1924. Includes correspondence of Harry B. Nelson, Edward William Nelson's nephew.

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Folder 3 Nelson-Goldman Orchard Company. Correspondence, 1911-1933. Incorporated in 1912, the company was a joint venture of Nelson, George R. Goldman, and Luther J. Goldman. They maintained a ranch near Orosi, California, and grew citrus fruit.

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Folder 4 __________. Legal documents, by-laws, financial records, and related materials, circa 1912-1933 and undated.

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Folder 5 New Mexican Iron Company, 1890. Concerns Nelson's resignation from the Board of Directors, 1890.

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Folder 6 Real estate transactions, 1897, 1899-1900, 1907, 1920.

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Folder 7 Southwestern Coal Company, 1890. Concerns Nelson's involvement in a New Mexico coal mining company.

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Folder 8 Stocks, bonds, and investments, 1907-1908, 1911-1913, 1931-1932.

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Series 4

RESEARCH FILES OF EDWARD WILLIAM NELSON, 1893-1931 AND UNDATED.

This series consists of notes, lists, manuscripts, newspaper clippings, photographs, and published materials relating to Edward William Nelson's research on birds and mammals, as well as his involvement in conservation issues. Of special interest are materials documenting the history of the Bureau of Biological Survey including photographs and The Survey, the monthly news bulletin of the Bureau.

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Folder 1 Alaska. Big game, 1928 and undated. Notes and newspaper clippings.

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Folder 2 ______. Memoranda, notes, newspaper clippings, and published materials, 1914-1930 and undated.

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Folder 3 ______. Photographs, 1925, 1930 and undated.

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Folder 4 Alaska Game Law Bill, 1917.

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Folder 5 Asset value of game in the United States, 1921-1922. Memoranda, notes, and published materials.

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Folder 6 Barn Swallow. Notes, undated.

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Folder 7 Bats. Specimen lists, 1906.

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Folder 8 Blue Geese. Correspondence, newspaper clippings, notes, and published materials concerning Nelson's trip to Rainey Wildlife Refuge, Louisiana, to observe blue geese. Correspondents include Richard Gordon and Frederic Hedge Kennard.

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Folder 9 Book reviews by Nelson, 1929.

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Folder 10 Bunnell, A. S. Copies of notes on islands of the west coast of Mexico, 1903.

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Folder 11 California Sea Lions. Notes, 1902.

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Folder 12 Dicrostonyx. Notes, undated.

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Folder 13 Drainage of wet lands. Notes, 1922-1927.

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Folder 14 Eastern Siberian Mountain Sheep. Manuscripts, notes, and photographs, undated.

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Folder 15 Federal Migratory Bird Legislation. Copies of correspondence, newspaper clippings, notes, and published materials, 1919-1929.

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Folder 16 Guadalupe Fur Seal. Photographs and published materials, 1928 and undated.

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Folder 1 Limited Hunting License System. Copies of correspondence and published materials.

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Folder 2 Lower California. Manuscripts, notes, newspaper clippings, maps, lists, and related materials, circa 1919-1929 and undated. These documents are also in digital form - see Box 46 (two compact discs).

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Folder 3 Mammals. Photographs, 1925-1926.

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Folder 4 Manuscript. "The Biological Survey," 1928.

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Folder 5 __________. "The Caribbean Seal," undated.

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Folder 6 __________. "Collecting Data on Food Habits of Game Animals," undated.

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Folder 7 __________. "Glaciers of Central-Southern Mexico," undated.

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Folder 8 __________. "The Habits of a Remarkable Fish," undated.

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Folder 9 __________. "History of the Origin of the First Migratory Bird Refuge Act," undated.

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Folder 10 __________. "Kanicha," undated.

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Folders 11-12 __________. "Lower California and its Natural Resources," undated.

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Folder 13 __________. "Mammals of Mt. Orizaba," undated.

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Folder 14 __________. "A Naturalist in Yucatan," undated.

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Folder 15 __________. "On Horseback through the Deserts of Lower California," undated. This document is also in digital form - see Box 46 (one compact disc).

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Folder 1 Manuscript. "Origin and History of Migratory Bird Refuge Legislation," undated.

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Folder 2 __________. "The Production of Chicle or Chewing Gum," undated.

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Folder 3 __________. "Scenes from the Aleutian Islands," undated.

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Folder 4 __________. "The Story of a Sea Parrot," undated.

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Folder 5 __________. "A Tragedy of the Northland," undated.

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Folder 6 __________. "Trip to Mexico," undated.

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Folder 7 __________. Untitled, but concerns Eskimos, undated.

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Folder 8 __________. "A Winter Expedition in Southwest Mexico," undated.

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Folders 9-11 Mexico. Manuscripts, notes, lists, photographs, and published materials on birds, circa 1904-1929 and undated.

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Folder 1 Mexico. Manuscripts, notes, and published materials on botany, circa 1893-1909 and undated.

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Folder 2 ______. Manuscripts, notes, lists, and photographs on mammals, reptiles, and fishes, circa 1900 and undated.

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Folder 3 ______. Manuscripts, notes, and maps on physiography, undated.

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Folder 4 Mountain Sheep. Manuscripts, notes, and published materials, 1909, 1915 and undated.

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Folder 5 Musk Oxen. Manuscripts, lists, notes, photographs, and published materials, circa 1925-1930 and undated.

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Folder 6 Newspaper clippings concerning Nelson, 1897, 1901. Mostly reviews of his books and lectures.

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Folder 7 Newspaper clippings mostly concerning Mexico, 1895-1896

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Folder 8 Panama. Manuscripts, notes, and lists on birds, circa 1910 and undated.

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Folders 9-10 Predatory Animal Control. Manuscripts, notes, lists, newspaper clippings, and published materials, circa 1928-1931 and undated.

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Folder 11 Review of Nelson's "The Wild Animals of North America", by Theodore Roosevelt published in The Outlook, pp. 342-343, November 6, 1918.

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Folder 12 Rindsfoos, William. Copies of articles and lectures by Rindsfoos, 1917-1918.

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Folder 13 Sheldon, Charles. Notes, published materials, and photographs, circa 1928-1930. Material collected by Nelson while writing a biographical memorial of Sheldon for American Forests and Forest Life.

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Folder 14 Speech given by Nelson at meeting of the American Ornithologists' Union, Cambridge, Massachusetts, November 1893.

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Folders 1-2 Squirrels. Notes, lists, and illustrations, undated.

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Folders 3-4 The Survey. Monthly news bulletin of the Bureau of Biological Survey, 1920-1922.

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Folders 5-6 United States Bureau of Biological Survey. Collected historical information, circa 1906-1928.

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Folder 7 ________. Photographs, 1917-1919, and undated. Includes photographs of Biological Survey hunters Ray Williams and Frank and Ada Tingley.

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Series 5

JOURNALS AND FIELD NOTES OF EDWARD ALPHONSO GOLDMAN, 1891-1925.

This series consists mostly of journals and notebooks which partially document Edward Alphonso Goldman's field explorations of Mexico with Edward William Nelson. His Mexico journals for 1894-1895, 1900-1901, 1905-1906, and parts of 1896-1897, 1899, and 1902-1903 are missing. The journals offer a chronological narrative of his activities, as well as information on collections made and phenomena observed. Specific volumes are devoted to notes on birds and mammals. Also included are journals from trips Goldman made to Arizona, California, and Montana. There are typescript copies of the Mexico journals, 1892-1894.

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Folder 1 California and Mexico, October 10, 1891 - September 14, 1892.

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Folder 2 Mexico, October 1, 1892 - April 4, 1893.

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Folder 3 ______, field notes, March 7 - June 24, 1893.

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Folder 4 ______, April 4 - August 10, 1893.

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Folder 5 ______, August 10 - November 22, 1893.

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Folder 6 ______, July 22 - September 18, 1896.

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Folder 7 ______, mammal and bird notes, August - November, 1896.

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Folder 8 ______, September 19 - November 28, 1896.

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Folder 9 ______, mammal and bird notes, 1897-1898.

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Folder 10 ______, August 31, 1897 - April 20, 1898.

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Folder 11 ______, April 21, 1898 - May 1, 1899.

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Folder 12 ______, mammal notes, January - June, 1899.

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Folder 1 Mexico, December 13, 1902 - July 5, 1903.

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Folder 2 ______, January 12 - August 3, 1904.

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Folder 3 ______, January 12 - August 3, 1904; Arizona, March 12 - May 9, 1906.

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Folder 4 Arizona, Mexico, and California, March 12 - May 17, 1905.

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Folder 5 Arizona, October 16 - 22, 1919; January 9 - 28, 1920.

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Folder 6 Montana, May 16-21, 1924.

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Folder 7 Mexico, January 20 - March 3, 1925.

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Folder 8 Typescript copy of Goldman's "Mexican Journal," February 17, 1892 - January 31, 1894.

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Series 6

CORRESPONDENCE OF EDWARD ALPHONSO GOLDMAN, 1906-1946.

This series consists of a fragment of correspondence received by Edward Alphonso Goldman between 1906 and 1946. Most of the letters concern family and business issues.

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Folder 1 General correspondence, 1918, 1931.

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Folder 2 Goldman, George R., 1906-1912, 1917, 1920-1929, 1932-1934, 1937-1943, 1946. Correspondence concerning the Nelson and Goldman Orchard Company and family matters.

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Folder 3 Goldman, Luther J., 1931, 1936, 1940-1942. Includes letters concerning L. J. Goldman's field work in Mexico, 1940-1942.

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Folder 4 Nelson, Edward William, 1928-1933.

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Folder 5 Nelson, R. Leiland, 1943, 1946.

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Series 7

RESEARCH FILES OF EDWARD ALPHONSO GOLDMAN, 1912, 1940-1941 AND UNDATED.

This series consists of correspondence, manuscripts, notes, lists, newspaper clippings, and bibliographic references relating to Edward Alphonso Goldman's research on the mammals of Panama, white-tailed deer of North and Middle America, and wolves of North America.

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Folders 6-9 Correspondence, manuscripts, notes, and lists relating to Goldman's research on the white-tailed deer of North and Middle America, circa 1940-1941 and undated.

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Folders 1-3 Correspondence, manuscripts, notes, and lists relating to Goldman's research on the white-tailed deer of North and Middle America, circa 1940-1941 and undated.

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Folders 4-8 Correspondence, manuscripts, notes, lists, and newspaper clippings concerning wolves of North America, circa 1941 and undated.

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Notes and bibliographic references on the mammals of Panama, circa 1912 and undated.

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Series 8

PHOTOGRAPHIC MATERIALS AND DRAWINGS, CIRCA 1873-1926 AND UNDATED.

This series consists of photographs, photograph albums, glass plate negatives, and drawings taken and collected by Edward William Nelson and Edward Alphonso Goldman. Much of the material documents their field explorations of Mexico, 1892-1906. Included are images of regions explored, native peoples, and flora and fauna. Also included are various photographs of Nelson and Goldman; photographs of colleagues; and photographs taken during Goldman's service with the Sanitary Corps, American Expeditionary Forces in France, 1918-1919.

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PHOTOGRAPHS AND DRAWINGS

Folders 1-2 Portraits of Edward William Nelson, circa 1890s-1900s.

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Folder 3 Miscellaneous photographs of Nelson, 1925-1926 and undated.

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Folder 4 Photographs of Nelson in Alaska, 1877-1881.

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Folder 5 Photographs of Nelson on a trip to Louisiana, 1928.

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Folder 6 Photograph of Edward Alphonso Goldman in Mexico, early 1900s.

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Folder 7 Photographs from Edward Alphonso Goldman's service with the American Expeditionary Forces in France during World War I, 1918-1919.

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Folder 8 Fisher, Albert Kenrick, 1925.

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Folder 9 Henshaw, Henry Wetherbee, 1873, 1878, 1893, 1912 and undated.

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Folder 10 Palmer, Theodore Sherman, 1925.

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Folders 11-17 Mexico, 1890s-1900s.

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Folder 18 Inner gorge of the Gran Canyon at lower end of Prospect Valley, July 25, 1938 (B-15485)

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Folder 19 Kaibab National Monument, General view over winter range of deer north of Powell Plateau, including butte known as "No Man's Land" and said to be inaccessible (B-34289)

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Folder 20 Desert near Phoenix, Superstition Mountains in distance, August 30, 1923 (B-34408)

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Folder 21 Ridge between Navajo and Paiute Creeks, desert region of Northern Arizona, June 18, 1933 (B-39985)

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Folder 22 Black-and-white photographs of Northern Arizona in the vicinity of the San Francisco Mountains and the Kaibab National Monument

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Folder 23 Pencil and ink sketches; presumably by Kathyrn Tabb, a colleague of Goldman's at the U.S. Biological Survey (?)

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Box 32

PHOTOGRAPH ALBUMS

Lower California, circa 1905-1906. Includes a photograph of Frank Stephens. This album is also in digital form - see Box 46 (eleven compact discs).

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Box 33

Album #1. Mexico, circa 1890s-1900s. Mostly commercial photographs of Mexican scenes and people.

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Box 33A

Album #2. Mexico, circa 1890s-1900s. Photographs taken during field investigations. Localities unidentified.

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Box 34

Album #1. Mexico and United States, circa 1890s-1900s. Consists mostly of photographs taken during field investigations. Includes photographs of Nelson.

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Box 34A

Album #2. Mexico, circa 1890s-1900s. Photographs taken during field investigations. Includes photographs of Nelson and Goldman.

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Box 35

Mexico, circa 1890s-1900s. Mostly commercial photographs of Mexican scenes and people.

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Box 36

Mexico and Washington, D. C., circa 1890s-1900s. Mostly photographs taken during field investigations in Mexico. Also includes photographs of Washington, D. C. buildings and scenery.

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Box 37

GLASS PLATE NEGATIVES

Mexico, c. 1890s-1900s - Playing the Bear

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Mexico, c. 1890s-1900s - Crowd in the marketplace

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Mexico, c. 1890s-1900s - Girl

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Mexico, c. 1890s-1900s - Popocatapelt

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Mexico, c. 1890s-1900s - Cockfight

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Mexico, c. 1890s-1900s - Map

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Mexico, c. 1890s-1900s - Hut of Peow

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Mexico, c. 1890s-1900s - Woman and basket peddler, Guanajuato

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Mexico, c. 1890s-1900s - Junk seller

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Mexico, c. 1890s-1900s - Fruit seller

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Mexico, c. 1890s-1900s - Girl spinning cotton, Toxpan near Zapoltan, Jalisco

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Mexico, c. 1890s-1900s - Woman weaving near Zapotlan, Jalisco

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Mexico, c. 1890s-1900s - Dancing the jarabe near Guanajuato

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Mexico, c. 1890s-1900s - Group of natives in street

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Mexico, c. 1890s-1900s - Mummies, Guanajuato

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Mexico, c. 1890s-1900s - Mummies, Guanajuato

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Mexico, c. 1890s-1900s - Cerus-Ocatlam, Jalisco

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Mexico, c. 1890s-1900s - Mt. Tancitaro

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Mexico, c. 1890s-1900s - Nest of mimusp in acacia, La Barca, Jalisco

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Mexico, c. 1890s-1900s - Summit of Mt. Patambaw, Michoacan, January 1903

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Mexico, c. 1890s-1900s - Mt Tancitaro, Michcitaro, March 1903

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Mexico, c. 1890s-1900s - Mt Tancitaro, Michcitaro, February 1903

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Mexico, c. 1890s-1900s - Mt Tancitaro, Michcitaro

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Mexico, c. 1890s-1900s - Mt Tancitaro, Michcitaro

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Mexico, c. 1890s-1900s - Soldiers and prinsoners on road near Uruapan, Michoacan

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Box 38

Note: For prints of negatives in Box 38, see Box 50.

Mexico, c. 1890s-1900s - Caiman

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Mexico, c. 1890s-1900s - Plants, near La Salada, Michoacan

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Mexico, c. 1890s-1900s - Gourd tree near La Salada, Michoacan, March 1903

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Mexico, c. 1890s-1900s - Palo Verde, Opuntia Balsas Valley, Michoacan

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Mexico, c. 1890s-1900s - Sula Brewster; Islet near Sihuatanejo, Guerrero, April 1903

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Mexico, c. 1890s-1900s - Sula Brewster; Islet near Sihuatanejo, Guerrero

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Mexico, c. 1890s-1900s - Bird, Islet near Sihuatanejo, Guerrero

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Mexico, c. 1890s-1900s - Oldman cactus, La Salada, Michoacan, March 1903

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Mexico, c. 1890s-1900s - Nest of Sula Brewster, Islet near Sihuatanejo, Guerrero

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Mexico, c. 1890s-1900s - Vegetation near Acapulco, Guerrero

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Mexico, c. 1890s-1900s - Nesting place of Ara Militouis, Islet near Sihuatanejo, Guerrero

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Mexico, c. 1890s-1900s - Collared peccary, coast of Guerrero

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Mexico, c. 1890s-1900s - Nest of Hodomys Allini, Islet near Sihuatanejo, Guerrero

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Mexico, c. 1890s-1900s - Ceiba, Papayo, Guerrero

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Mexico, c. 1890s-1900s - Corn crib, Guernoyaca

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Mexico, c. 1890s-1900s - Lake Patzcuaro, Michoacan

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Mexico, c. 1890s-1900s - Stare coach, Jalisco

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Mexico, c. 1890s-1900s - Loading up outfit near Iguala, Guerrero

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Mexico, c. 1890s-1900s - Shore of Lake Chapala at Jamay, Jalisco

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Mexico, c. 1890s-1900s - Tarasco Indians, Mt. Tancitaro, Michoacan

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Mexico, c. 1890s-1900s - Our quarters Papayo, Guerrero

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Mexico, c. 1890s-1900s - Wild fig, Papayo, Guerrero

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Mexico, c. 1890s-1900s - Valley of Rio Balsas, Michoacan

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Mexico, c. 1890s-1900s - Camp on Mt. Tancitano, Michoacan

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Mexico, c. 1890s-1900s - Camp at La Salada, Michoacan

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Mexico, c. 1890s-1900s - Ruins at Xochicalco, moreles near Cuernauaca

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Mexico, c. 1890s-1900s - Outfit traveling down coast north of Acapulco

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Mexico, c. 1890s-1900s - Grapevine bridge, Baltas River, Guerrero

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Mexico, c. 1890s-1900s - Ceiba in Papayo Village, Guerrero

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Mexico, c. 1890s-1900s - Volcanic eruption, Colima

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Mexico, c. 1890s-1900s - Cozumel Island, Yucatan

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Mexico, c. 1890s-1900s - Volcanic eruption, Colima

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Mexico, c. 1890s-1900s - Phalacrocorax Meyicanus, Lake Chapala, Jalisco, December 25, 1902

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Mexico, c. 1890s-1900s - Women going for palm nuts, Papayo, Guerrero

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Mexico, c. 1890s-1900s - Wild fig, Papayo, Guerrero

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Mexico, c. 1890s-1900s - Wild fig, Papayo, Guerrero

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Mexico, c. 1890s-1900s - Wild fig, Papayo, Guerrero

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Mexico, c. 1890s-1900s - Wild fig, Ocotlan, Jalisco

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Mexico, c. 1890s-1900s - Bullhorn bush, Alacia, Acapulco

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Mexico, c. 1890s-1900s - Headland near Acapulco, Guerrero

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Mexico, c. 1890s-1900s - Cemetery, Acapulco

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Mexico, c. 1890s-1900s - Native people, Copala, Guerrero

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Mexico, c. 1890s-1900s - Round house, Los Salinas, Guerrero

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Mexico, c. 1890s-1900s - Fan palms, Omilteme, Guerrero

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Mexico, c. 1890s-1900s - Tree ferns, Omilteme, Guerrero

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Mexico, c. 1890s-1900s - Sea fog, Las Vegas

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Mexico, c. 1890s-1900s - Nest of plagalis, Lake Chapala, Jalisco, June 1903

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Mexico, c. 1890s-1900s - Native hut and family, Tixtla, Guerrero

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Mexico, c. 1890s-1900s - Ilterus Abgillei, Jalsico

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Mexico, c. 1890s-1900s - Icterus Postulatus, La Barca, Jalisco

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Mexico, c. 1890s-1900s - Bird eggs, Omiltemes, Guerrero, May 1903

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Mexico, c. 1890s-1900s - Popacatapell and Iztaceipus, San Martin, Pueblo

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Mexico, c. 1890s-1900s - Wild fig, Papayo, Guerrero

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Mexico, c. 1890s-1900s - Oak forest at Huitzila, Morelos

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Mexico, c. 1890s-1900s - Agave on cliff near La Salada, Michoacan

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Mexico, c. 1890s-1900s - Catlarista Atrata, La Salada, Michoacan, March 1903

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Mexico, c. 1890s-1900s - Forest of Abiesreligiosa, Mt. Tancitaso, Michoacan

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Mexico, c. 1890s-1900s - Forest near Acapulco

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Mexico, c. 1890s-1900s - Lake Chapala, Jalsico

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Mexico, c. 1890s-1900s - Santa Clara Desert, Lower California

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Mexico, c. 1890s-1900s - Jacoretia near volcano at Jonille, Michoacan, Agua Blanca, March 1903

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Mexico, c. 1890s-1900s - Girl at Guauajuato

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Mexico, c. 1890s-1900s - Mimus Polyglottos, La Barco, Jalisco

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Mexico, c. 1890s-1900s - Following trail to Acapulco, Guerrero

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Mexico, c. 1890s-1900s - Camp in oak forest, lower California

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Mexico, c. 1890s-1900s - Lower California, camp at Yubay

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Mexico, c. 1890s-1900s - Oaks, lower California

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Mexico, c. 1890s-1900s - Agave, La Salada, Michoacan

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Mexico, c. 1890s-1900s - Nest of Oryzomys, Lake Chapala, Jalisco

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Mexico, c. 1890s-1900s - Wild fig, Jalisco

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Note: For notes about Lower California negatives in Boxes 40-44, see Box 50.

Mexico, c. 1890s-1900s - Lower California, Frank Stephens

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Mexico, c. 1890s-1900s - Lower California (4 glass plate negatives)

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Box 41

Mexico, c. 1890s-1900s - Lower California (25 glass plate negatives)

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Box 42

Mexico, c. 1890s-1900s - Lower California (25 glass plate negatives)

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Box 43

Mexico, c. 1890s-1900s - Lower California (25 glass plate negatives)

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Box 44

Mexico, c. 1890s-1900s - Lower California (6 glass plate negatives)

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Mexico, c. 1890s-1900s - Unidentified (19 glass plate negatives)

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Box 45

Mexico, c. 1890s-1900s - Unidentified (26 glass plate negatives)

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France, 1918-1919 - Goldman's service with the American Expeditionary Forces during World War I (4 glass plate negatives)

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Box 46

France, 1918-1919 - Goldman's service with the American Expeditionary Forces during World War I (16 glass plate negatives)

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California - Buena Vista Lake (2 glass plate negatives)

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Map

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Fish - Anableps Dovii Gill (2 glass plate negatives)

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Ten compact discs - Scanned images of the glass plate negatives found in Boxes 37-46, Discs 1-9 consist of high resolution TIFF images, Disc 10 consists of JPEG images

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Sixteen compact discs - Scanned images from Box 32 (discs 1-11); documents from Box 22, folder 15 (disc 12); documents from Box 50 (annotated negative list on disc 13); documents from Box 22, folder 2 (discs 14-15); and JPEG images of all on disc 16.

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Series 9

CHARLES SHELDON PAPERS, 1905-1928 AND UNDATED.

Charles Sheldon (1867-1928), big game hunter, conservationist, and authority on mountain sheep, was a close personal friend of Edward William Nelson. Nelson was co-editor of Sheldon's posthumously published "The Wilderness of Denali," and the author of a biographical memoir on Sheldon. This series consists of correspondence, notes, photographs, manuscripts, publications, and related material documenting Sheldon's work in mammalogy and conservation.

Arranged alphabetically.

Box 47

Folder 1 Alaska Game Conservation, 1920-1924. Includes correspondence, legislation, and published materials. Correspondents include Madison Grant, George Bird Grinnell, Thomas Riggs, Jr., and Edward William Nelson.

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Folder 2 Alaska Game Law Bill, 1917-1918.

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Folder 3 American Wild Fowlers, 1927-1928.

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Folder 4 Arizona. List of plants, birds, and mammals collected by Sheldon, 1912.

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Folder 5 Boone and Crockett Club, 1918-1926. Correspondents include Heyward Cutting, A. B. Greeley, and Joseph Grinnell.

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Folder 6 Caribou. Correspondence, 1912, 1924. Correspondents include Ned Hollister.

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Folder 7 _______. Photographs, undated.

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Folder 8 Dall Sheep. Correspondence, 1908-1925. Correspondents include Rudolph Martin Anderson, Clinton Hart Merriam, Edward William Nelson, and Edward Alexander Preble.

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Folder 9 __________. Photographs, undated.

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Folder 10 __________. Notes, maps, and published materials, 1913-1925 and undated.

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Folder 11 Game Management. Correspondence, 1924-1927. Correspondents include J. Sanford Barnes, John B. Burnham, George Bird Grinnell, William Temple Hornaday, William B. Mershon, Edward William Nelson, and George Shiras, III.

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Box 48

Folders 1-2 Game Management. Notes, maps, and printed materials, 1917-1928.

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Folder 3 Grand Canyon National Park, 1920, 1922. Concerns the naming of Mount Sinyala.

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Folder 4 Grinnell, George Bird, 1924-1927. The letters of March 4 and 11, 1925, contain information on the history of Forest and Stream.

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Folder 5 Hornaday, William Temple, 1915-1916, 1927. Includes correspondence, copies of legislation, newspaper clippings, and published materials concerning a controversy between Hornaday and Edward William Nelson over the establishment of game sanctuaries in national forests.

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Folder 6 Kaibab Deer Herd Problem. Correspondence, 1923-1924. Correspondents include John B. Burnham, Heyward Cutting, A. B. Greeley, George Bird Grinnell, and Edward William Nelson.

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Folder 7 __________. Photographs, undated.

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Folder 8 __________. Reports, newspaper clippings, and published materials, 1924-1925.

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Folder 9 Lower California, 1918.

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Folder 10 Manuscript. "The Big Game of Chihuahua, 1898-1902," 1922.

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Box 49

Folder 1 Merriam, Clinton Hart, 1911-1916. Correspondence mostly concerning their mutual research on bears and mountain sheep.

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Folder 2 Mt. McKinley National Park, 1927-1928. Correspondence with Joseph Dixon.

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Folder 3 Mountain Sheep (Desert). Correspondence, 1911-1924. Correspondents include Vernon Orlando Bailey, Edward Alphonso Goldman, Clinton Hart Merriam, and Edward William Nelson.

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Folder 4 __________. Notes, lists, and printed materials, 1913-1923 and undated.

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Folder 5 __________. Photographs, undated.

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Folder 6 Mountain Sheep (Northern). Correspondence, 1910-1923. Correspondents include Rudolph Martin Anderson, Edward William Nelson, and A. Bryan Williams.

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Folder 7 __________. Manuscript. "Observations on the Habits of the Mountain Sheep of the Yukon Territory," 1905.

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Folder 8 __________. Notes, lists, and printed materials, 1920 and undated.

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Folder 9 __________. Photograph, undated.

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Folder 10 Nelson, Edward William, 1912 and undated.

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Folder 11 Public Shooting Grounds - Game Refuge Bill, 1924-1927. Includes a letter from William Temple Hornaday to Sheldon, October 20, 1925, which contains his criticisms of the bill and John B. Burnham.

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Folder 12 Seri Indian vocabulary taken by Sheldon on Tiburon Island, December 1922.

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Series 10

GEORGE SHIRAS III MANUSCRIPT, CIRCA 1906-1931.

George Shiras III (1859-1942) was a United States Congressman, conservationist, and pioneer wildlife photographer. Edward William Nelson was involved in editing Shiras' "Hunting Wild Life with Camera and Flashlight; A Record of Sixty-five Years' Visits to the Woods and Waters of North America," which was published by the National Geographic Society in 1936. This series consists of a manuscript of Shiras' publication with Nelson's annotations, and a few letters and copies of letters. See also Box 9, folder 13.

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Folder 1 Correspondence and copies of correspondence, circa 1906, 1928-1929, 1931.

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Folders 2-5 Manuscript. "Hunting Wild Life with Camera and Flashlight. A Record of Sixty-five Years' Visits to the Woods and Waters of North America," introduction and chapters 1-24.

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Folder 6 Prints of negatives in Box 38.

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Folder 7 Notes about Lower California negatives in Boxes 40-44 and annotated list with corresponding digital image numbers [discs in Box 46 contain listed images and the annotated document]

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