D. B. Burrows correspondence (2)

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The correspondence documents communications with D. B. Burrows relating to oological collecting, 1891 - 1899. Correspondents are from across the United States, and content primarily relates to requests, purchase, exchange, and study of specimen sets. Several letters include lists of specimens, sometimes with A.O.U. number or common name of bird, and cost. Includes correspondence from Charles Emil Bendire, of the U.S. National Museum, in which he discusses current descriptions for types of bird nests and eggs (e.g. coloring, size, pattern), requests for information from Burrows about specimen characteristics (birds, nests, eggs). There are references to observations of types of burrowing owls, possibly not known about previously in Florida and Texas. Letters are addressed to Burrows while in southwest Texas and Illinois.

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  • Animals
  • Birds
  • Ornithology


United States


  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes
  • Correspondence

Accession #

SIA Acc. 14-192

Collection name

D. B. Burrows Field Notes, 1870 - 1919, 1940, undated, from the Division of Birds

Physical Description

1 folder

Physical Location

National Museum of Natural History (U.S.). Division of Birds