Finding Aids to Personal Papers and Special Collections in the Smithsonian Institution Archives
Record Unit 7211
Ridgway, John L., 1859-1947
John L. Ridgway Drawings, 1881-1882
John L. Ridgway was brought to Washington, D.C., to work as a copyist and draughtsman for the United States National Museum by his brother Robert Ridgway, the ornithologist, in the early 1880s. He later joined the United States Geological Survey.
This collection consists of about 200 drawings of birds' eggs done by John L. Ridgway for Spencer F. Baird in 1881 and a list of those drawings.
This collection is indexed under the following access terms. These are links to collections with related topics, persons or places.
- Ridgway, John L., 1859-1947
- Baird, Spencer Fullerton, 1823-1887
- Ridgway, Robert, 1850-1929
- United States National Museum
- Geological Survey (U.S.)
Physical Characteristics of Materials in the Collection
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7211, John L. Ridgway Drawings