Jonathan Dwight Notebooks and Catalogues, c. 1875-1886

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Description

This collection consists of notebooks and catalogues of Jonathan Dwight's collection of birds, bird's eggs, and bird's nests collected in New York, New Jersey, and Massachusetts between 1875 and 1886. Several of the volumes have narrative accounts of collecting trips and other activities. He was a physician and ornithologist and a long time member (and sometime officer) of the American Ornithologists Union. Carl Tucker purchased Dwight's ornithological library after his death. In the 1960s, Tucker donated the library (which included these manuscript volumes) to the Smithsonian.

Date Range

c. 1875-1886

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Topic

  • Aves
  • Animalia
  • Birds

Place

  • New York
  • United States
  • Massachusetts
  • New Jersey

Form/Genre

Collection record

Accession #

SIA Acc. 95-044

Extent

6 field books

Physical Location

Smithsonian Institution Archives