D. B. Burrows correspondence (3)

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The correspondence documents communications with D. B. Burrows relating to oological collecting, 1892-1895. Correspondents are from across the United States, and content primarily relates to requests, purchase, exchange, and study of specimen sets. Letters from Pablo Ramirez are in Spanish. 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 comments on Burrow's specimens from Texas and relates knowledge of the birds found in the area. Also includes a letter of recommendation for Burrows. |Two letters from 1940 relate to the provenance of Burrow's collection after his passing; R. M. Barnes writes that the collection has been transferred to him by Burrow's surviving heir, and that some specimens would be selected and added his own collection which resides at the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago.

Date Range

1892-1895, 1940

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Access Information

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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