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Record Unit 7252
Preble, Edward Alexander, 1871-1957
Edward Alexander Preble Papers, 1887-1957 and undated
|General Information About This Collection|
|Repository:||Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at email@example.com.|
|Creator:||Preble, Edward Alexander, 1871-1957|
|Title:||Edward Alexander Preble Papers|
|Dates:||1887-1957 and undated|
|Quantity:||8.5 cu. ft. (16 document boxes) (2 half document boxes)|
|Collection:||Record Unit 7252|
|Language of Materials:||English|
These papers document Preble's personal life and careers with the Bureau of Biological Survey and the American Nature Association. They include general correspondence, primarily incoming; published and unpublished manuscripts for scientific and conservation work; addresses and reports by others; field notebooks, diaries, lists and checklists for his field investigations and local observations; research notes for his scientific publications on mammals and birds of the northwest; auction catalogs for skins; news clippings and photographs; and biographical information on Preble.
Edward Alexander Preble (1871-1957) was a naturalist and conservationist who conducted major field explorations of the birds and mammals of the northwest regions of Canada and the United States. Preble was born in Sommerville, Massachusetts, and developed a strong interest in natural history during his youth in Wilmington, Massachusetts, and summers in Ossipee, New Hampshire. Early natural history contacts included Frank Blake Webster and Frank Harris Hitchcock. Preble graduated from high school in Woburn, Massachusetts, in 1889. Through his acquaintance with Hitchcock, Preble was appointed a field naturalist with the Bureau of Biological Survey in 1892 under Clinton Hart Merriam. Preble was appointed assistant biologist in 1902, biologist in 1924, and senior biologist in 1928.
Preble began his field work career with Vernon Orlando Bailey in Texas, and worked in Georgia, Maryland, Oregon, Washington, and Utah, conducting life zone samplings. In 1900 Preble began his major field explorations for the bureau with a trip to the Hudson Bay region of Canada with his brother, Alfred Emerson Preble. In 1901 the Preble brothers traveled and collected in the Athabaska-Mackenzie (Canada) regions. In 1903 and 1904 the brothers continued their explorations of this region with Merritt Cary, and Edward Preble remained in the Mackenzie River region alone through the winter of 1903-1904. The results of these explorations were published by Preble in A Biological Investigation of the Athabaska-Mackenzie Region, U.S. Department of Agriculture, North American Fauna 27, 1908. Preble also traveled through the Athabaska-Mackenzie region to the Barren Grounds with Ernest Thompson Seton in 1907.
In 1910 Preble, accompanied by George and Samuel Mixter, explored the Stikine River in Alaska, as well as Alberta, British Columbia, Montana, and North Dakota. Preble was sent to investigate the status of the elk in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, in 1911. In 1913, Preble led a big-game hunt in British Columbia for Charles Robert Cross. In 1914 Preble, Wilfred Hudson Osgood, and George H. Parker served on a federal commission to study and report on the fur seals of the Pribilof Islands, Alaska. In addition to the report, published in 1915, Preble also compiled A Biological Investigation of the Pribilof Islands, U.S. Department of Agriculture, North American Fauna 46, 1923. Preble's last major field exploration was an investigation of the status of waterbirds of the Athabaska and Peace River deltas with Luther J. Goldman in 1934.
Preble kept detailed field diaries and notebooks with observations on the animals and birds he was studying, flora and physical surroundings, weather, routes and distances traveled, individuals encountered, sketches of trapper and Indian life, and Indian terms for animals and plants. Most of these trips are represented in the collection. Preble's research for the Bureau of Biological Survey resulted in faunal surveys and conservation/wildlife management reports, with few systematic or taxonomic studies.
In addition to field explorations, Preble always recorded observations of the local flora, fauna and physical surroundings in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and the Washington, D.C., area. Preble lived in Washington, D.C., but also owned a cabin in Fairfax, Virginia, and a farm in Ossipee, New Hampshire. With Waldo Lee McAtee and Alexander Wetmore, Preble conducted local bird counts for the Audubon National Society which were published in Bird-Lore.
Preble served as chairman of the Editorial Committee for the American Society of Mammalogists' Journal of Mammalogy from 1930 to 1935, was made a fellow of the American Ornithologists' Union (AOU) in 1935, and was a member of its Bird Protection Committee.
In his later years with the Bureau of Biological Survey as senior biologist, Preble became very interested in wildlife management and conservation. In 1925 Preble was appointed consulting naturalist for Nature Magazine, and in 1935 he retired from government service to become associate editor. Until his death in 1957, he edited, reviewed, and wrote articles for Nature Magazine, the publication of the American Nature Association. He maintained contacts with other conservationists through the American Humane Association, the Emergency Conservation Committee, the National Parks Association, the Committee on Wildlife and the Committee on Preservation of Natural Conditions of the National Research Council, and the Permanent Wild Life Protection Fund.
Preble published extensively throughout his life. In a bibliography published in 1965, McAtee credits Preble with 239 published items of 1500 pages in the form of articles, books, reports, annotations, and edits of other works. Preble published several major faunal surveys for the Bureau of Biological Survey as well as a few systematic revisions and wildlife management reports. He published bird counts and observations in The Auk and Bird-Lore, and wrote many articles for Nature Magazine and other scientific and conservation journals. He also annotated three narratives of early explorers in the northwest, Samuel Hearne, David Thompson, and Thomas Hutchins (unpublished). Although Preble was considered a dilatory correspondent, the collection contains a large volume of incoming correspondence, especially from Charles Christopher Adams, Harold Elmer Anthony, Rosalie Edge, Francis Harper, William Temple Hornaday, Roderick Ross MacFarlane, Clinton Hart Merriam, Olaus Johan Murie, Wilford Edwin Sanderson, Ernest Thompson Seton, J. B. Tyrrell, and Richard W. Westwood. There is little outgoing correspondence since Preble usually wrote letters by hand.
These papers document Preble's personal life and careers with the Bureau of Biological Survey and the American Nature Association, and include general correspondence, primarily incoming; published and unpublished manuscripts for scientific and conservation work; addresses and reports by others; field notebooks, diaries, lists and checklists for his field explorations and local observations; research notes for his scientific publications on mammals and birds of the northwest; auction catalogs for skins; newsclippings and photographs; and biographical information on Preble.
This collection is indexed under the following access terms. These are links to collections with related topics, persons or places.
- Preble, Edward Alexander, 1871-1957
- Hitchcock, Frank H. (Frank Harris), 1867-1935
- Merriam, C. Hart (Clinton Hart), 1855-1942
- United States. Bureau of Biological Survey
- American Nature Association
- Nature magazine
Physical Characteristics of Materials in the Collection
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7252, Edward Alexander Preble Papers
Series 1GENERAL CORRESPONDENCE, 1888-1956, AND UNDATED. ARRANGED ALPHABETICALLY.
This series consists of correspondence documenting the career and personal life of Edward Alexander Preble. Correspondence is primarily incoming, but includes some outgoing, and is arranged alphabetically by correspondent and occasionally by subject. Correspondence documents Preble's career and field work with the Bureau of Biological Survey, his editorship of Nature Magazine, and his activities with many conservation societies. Correspondents include authors, conservationists, family members, hunters, naturalists, systematic biologists and trappers. Includes biographical information on friends, manuscripts by others, maps, newsclippings, and photographs. Additional correspondence may be found with manuscripts in series 2.
Folder 1 Aaron - Athey. Correspondents include: S. F. Aaron, 1936-1937; Helmer P. K. Agersborg, 1949; Mary L. Jobe Akeley, 1931; Edward W. Allen, 1939; Francis H. Allen, 1938; Glover M. Allen, 1899; J. A. Allen to Theodore Sherman Palmer, 1897; Clarence L. Andrews, 1936-1937; Lillian Cox Athey, 1940.
Folder 2 Charles Christopher Adams, 1929, 1934-1936, 1939.
Folder 3 Charles Christopher Adams, 1939-1943.
Folder 4 Charles Christopher Adams, 1944, 1946-1948.
Folder 5 Rudolph Martin Anderson, 1913, 1919, 1921, 1926, 1933-1934.
Folder 6 Harold Elmer Anthony, 1910, 1931, 1936-1937.
Folder 7 Harold Elmer Anthony, 1937, 1940-1941, 1943. Includes correspondence relating to the Committee on Preservation of Natural Conditions of the National Research Council.
Folder 8 Apelt Armadillo Farm. Includes information on the farm; correspondence with Henry Philemon Attwater and John Kern Strecker, Jr., 1929; and newsclippings.
Folder 9 Bacon - Bather. Correspondents include: H. M. Bacon, 1899; Alfred Marshall Bailey, 1939; Florence Merriam Bailey, 1932, 1942; Vernon Orlando Bailey, 1911, 1932; John H. Baker, 1936, 1941; Edward B. Ballard, 1940; W. C. Barlaw, 1939; S. E. Barr, 1930; Charles Foster Batchelder, 1898; F. A. Bather, 1896.
Folder 10 Bald Eagle Controversy, 1929. Includes newsclippings and correspondence about alleged killing of a bald eagle by Judge Henry J. Hunt. Correspondents include: E. Lee LeCompte; John A. Neuman; Thomas Gilbert Pearson; Richard W. Westwood; Townsend Whelen. Also includes a photograph of a golden eagle.
Folder 11 Outram Bangs, 1897-1900, 1902.
Folder 12 Bell - Bensley. Correspondents include: James MacIntosh Bell, 1905-1907; Robert Bell, 1901; William Bonar Bell, 1936; B. A. Bensley, 1922.
Folder 13 Arthur Cleveland Bent, 1912-1914, 1928.
Folder 14 Bigelow - Boyson. Correspondents include: Edward F. Bigelow, 1932; Louis B. Bishop, 1914; Sherman Chauncey Bishop, 1928; Guy H. Blanchet, 1923-1925; Willis Stanley Blatchley, 1929, 1931-1932, 1939; N. L. Blocher, 1910; Frederick H. Blodgett, 1910; Beecher S. Bowdish, 1928, 1933; J. R. Boyson, 1934.
Folder 15 Brabant - Bryan. Correspondents include: A. Brabant, 1913; M. S. Breck, 1929; G. Breymet, 1914; Allan C. Brooks, 1929; Fred E. Brooks, 1931; Maurice Brooks, 1943; Dan Brown, 1915; Edmund K. Brown, 1937; Katharine W. Bryan, 1949.
Folder 16 Harold C. Bryant, 1936-1938, 1941. Includes correspondence relating to the Bird Protection Committee of the American Ornithologists' Union.
Folder 17 Bumpus - Butler. Correspondents include: Hermon Carey Bumpus, undated; Charles Dean Bunker, 1919; W. A. Burman, 1900-1901; William Henry Burt, 1937; A. Butler, 1928.
Folder 18 Devereux Butcher, 1942-1943, 1946. Includes correspondence and reports relating to the National Parks Association.
Folder 19 Cadwalader - Churcher. Correspondents include: Charles Meigs Biddle Cadwalader, 1938; William Campbell, 1906, 1908; Edward Albert Chapin, 1949; Frank Michler Chapman, 1901; C. T. Christie, 1905; Lansing Christman, 1939, 1946; Bayard H. Christy, 1933, 1942; Paul Churcher, 1943, 1947.
Folder 20 A. F. and Charles Camsell, 1904-1909, 1911.
Folder 21 Henry R. Carey, 1930. Includes correspondence relating to the Emergency Conservation Committee of America and the National Association of Audubon Societies.
Folder 22 Clark - Clarke. Correspondents include: Austin H. Clark, 1950; William Bullock Clark, 1899; C. H. D. Clarke, 1936; Frances E. Clarke, 1934, 1939-1940.
Folder 23 Cline - Cottle. Correspondents include: J. Sperry Cline, 1914; Theodore D. A. Cockerell, 1935; Robert Ervin Coker, 1939, including reference to the Committee on the Preservation of Natural Conditions, National Research Council; Roger Conant, 1947; W. B. Conger, 1936, 1941; Harold Jefferson Coolidge, 1946; Burt R. Cooper, 1939-1941; W. S. Cooper, 1937, including maps; J. A. Cottle, 1897-1898.
Folder 24 Sidney H. Coleman, 1928, 1933, 1942. Includes correspondence relating to Wilford Edwin Sanderson and the American Humane Association.
Folder 25 Couch - Curtiss. Correspondents include: Leo King Couch, 1942; Dorothy Gordon Cox, 1938-1939; James C. Critchell-Bullock, 1927; Delos E. Culver to Cal L. Johnson, 1932; Burton L. Cunningham, 1897; Catharine Curtis, 1933; J. G. Curtiss, 1933.
Folder 1 Dadisman - Dumm. Correspondents include: A. J. Dadisman, 1928; Samuel S. Dickey, 1948; Richard Dow, 1934; Newton B. Drury, 1943; lone C. Duffy, 1930, including photograph; B. Alfred Dumm, 1938, 1941, including reference to W. W. Simpson.
Folder 2 Jay N. Darling, 1934-1935, 1944. Includes letters from Darling to Joseph P. Knapp, 1934; Arthur Newton Pack, 1934; and Franklin Delano Roosevelt, 1934.
Folder 3 Eaton - Ellis. Correspondents include: Warren F. Eaton, 1930; Fannie H. Eckstorm, 1946; W. Elmer Ekblaw, 1931-1932; Daniel Giraud Elliot, 1899, 1905; R. J. Ellis, 1938, including National Parks Association correspondence between Rene DeRouen, Ernest G. Dudley, William P. Wharton, and Compton I. White; Ralph Ellis, 1938.
Folder 4 Rosalie Edge, 1931-1932, 1934-1935. Includes correspondence relating to the Emergency Conservation Committee.
Folder 5 Rosalie Edge, 1936-1937. Includes correspondence relating to the Emergency Conservation Committee.
Folder 6 Rosalie Edge, 1938-1939, 1941. Includes correspondence relating to the Emergency Conservation Committee and biographical information on John Charles Phillips.
Folder 7 Rosalie Edge, 1942-1944, 1946, 1948. Includes correspondence relating to the Hawk Mountain Sanctuary Association and the Emergency Conservation Committee.
Folder 8 Ellsworth - Ewing. Correspondents include: Lincoln Ellsworth, 1928; Paul Lester Errington, 1934; F. J. Eugeun, 1943; Barton Warren Evermann, 1902, 1914; Henry Ellsworth Ewing, 1941.
Folder 9 Fannin - Fisher. Correspondents include: John Fannin, 1899; Frank L. Farley, 1935; Marcus S. Farr, 1901; Blanche Finley, 1928-1929; Albert Kenrick Fisher, 1929, 1938, 1946; R. T. Fisher, 1933; Walter Kenrick Fisher, 1916; William H. Fisher, 1901.
Folder 10 Fleming - Furman. Correspondents include: J. H. Fleming, 1902, 1922, 1924, 1934; James A. Foote, 1939; John Ripley Forbes, see William Temple Hornaday Foundation, box 3, folder 3; Lucile Ford, 1950; Clarence Gordon Fredine, 1937; Herbert Friedmann, 1921; George W. Fry, 1942; Lucy Furman, 1947.
Folder 11 Fur Seal Controversy, 1916. Includes correspondence with A. Russell Bond, Henry W. Elliott, and Hugh McCormick Smith relating to the "Fur Seals of the Pribilof Islands."
Folder 12 Gabrielson - Govan. Correspondents include: Ira N. Gabrielson, undated; Philip B. Gale, 1939; R. H. Gilbert, 1899; Donald A. Gilchrist, 1935, including reference to Frank Harris Hitchcock; Martin W. Gorman, 1897; Ada Clapham Govan, 1938, 1940, 1942.
Folder 13 Wallace Byron Grange, 1933. Includes correspondence relating to poison campaign against snowshoe hares.
Folder 14 Grant - Groat. Correspondents include: Madison Grant, 1932; H. Raymond Gregg, 1947; E. S. Green, 1923; H. U. Green, 1937; Joseph Grinnell, 1931-1932, 1936; Frank Lee Groat, 1940-1942.
Folder 15 Hague - Hart. Correspondents include: Florence S. Hague, 1936; Lena R. Haight, 1938, 1944; William John Hamilton, Jr., 1937; W. J. Hannah, 1946; Charlotte Wheeler Hardy, 1947; Mary H. Harris, 1924; Clara Hart, 1942.
Folder 16 G. Dallas Hanna, 1914, 1916, 1918-1920, 1923. Includes manuscript.
Folder 17 Francis Harper, 1918, 1920-1921. See also box 5, folder 7.
Folder 18 Francis Harper, 1924-1926, 1928, 1937-1938, 1942, 1946-1948.
Folder 19 Joseph B. Haviland, 1927-1928. Includes manuscript and 16 photographs (3 negatives removed from file).
Folder 1 Heaslip - Huber. Correspondents include: Thomas Heaslip, undated; Edmund Heller, undated; Charles A. Hickcox, 1945; Lawrence E. Hicks, 1938; J. E. Horning, 1932; Alfred Brazier Howell, 1923, 1937; Ernst Huber, 1929.
Folder 2 Frank Harris Hitchcock, 1892. Includes biographical sketch.
Folder 3 William Temple Hornaday, 1897, 1928, 1932-1934. Includes correspondence relating to the Permanent Wild Life Protection Fund.
Folder 4 William Temple Hornaday, 1935-1937. Includes correspondence relating to the Permanent Wild Life Protection Fund and a copy of letter from Franklin Delano Roosevelt to Hornaday.
Folder 5 William Temple Hornaday Memorial Foundation, Inc., 1938-1939, 1945, 1948-1949. Includes correspondence from John Ripley Forbes of the foundation and biographical information on Hornaday.
Folder 6 Jasse - Judd. Correspondents include: Robert F. Jasse, 1954; Ethel M. Johnson, 1948, including reference to Rachel L. Carson; H. W. Jones, 1914; William Preble Jones, 1891, 1915, 1943-1944; Mrs. Sylvester Dwight Judd, 1938.
Folder 7 Keller - Kubicheck. Correspondents include: Helen Keller, 1936; Samuel Charles Kendeigh, 1943-1944; Florance B. King, 1935; W. C. King, 1901; Frank Coates Kirkwood, 1901; Wesley Frank Kubichek, 1935, 1942.
Folder 8 J. H. Keen, 1898-1900.
Folder 9 A. Remington Kellogg, 1918-1919, 1948. See also box 7, folder 16.
Folder 10 Lambert - Lyon. Correspondents include: Richard Lambert, undated; Gertrude K. Lathrop, 1939; Olive E. Latimer, 1944; Morris Legendre, 1930; Ivey F. Lewis, 1936; O. G. Libby, 1931; James G. Linck, 1942; H. D. Livingstone, 1932; Hoyes Lloyd, 1943.
Folder 11 Loring - Lyon. Correspondents include: John Alden Loring, 1903, 1943-1944; Ellsworth D. Lumley, 1947; Marcus Ward Lyon, Jr., 1929-1931, 1935, 1937, 1941.
Folder 12 MacNider - McKinlay. Correspondents include: Hanford MacNider, 1927; James M. Macoun, 1915; Romeo John Mansueti, 1947; Florence F. Marshall, 1942; Laura I. Mattoon, 1927; C. L. D. Maxwell, 1914; Ellwood H. McClelland, 1932; James McKinlay, 1905-1906.
Folder 13 Roderick Ross MacFarlane, 1913-1914, 1918-1919.
Folder 14 Waldo Lee McAtee, 1933-1934, 1937, 1939, 1944-1947, 1950. Includes book of poems, Somewhat Somber.
Folder 15 Mearns - Miner. Correspondents include: Edgar Alexander Mearns, 1898; Delbert Meixsell, 1899; Alex Mihie, 1900, 1902; Gerrit Smith Miller, Jr. (see also box 4, folder 13); Anna B. Mills, 1942, 1944, including reference to Vernon Orlando Bailey; J. W. Mills, 1915; Louisa Mills, 1912; Ada O. Miner, 1937; Jack Miner Migratory Bird Foundation, 1944.
Folder 16 Clinton Hart Merriam, 1900, 1903, 1913.
Folder 17 Oscar E. and Rena McL. Merrow, 1930-1932, 1938, 1941-1943.
Folder 18 Mitchell - Myers. Correspondents include: Cornelius von Erden Mitchell, 1914; George Mixter, 1912, 1919-1920; Samuel Mixter, 1913; Marie A. Myers, 1937-1938.
Folder 19 Olaus Johan Murie, 1924, 1927, 1930, 1933, 1935, 1938, 1943, 1956. Includes photographs and drawings.
Folder 20 Necker - Nutting. Correspondents include: Walter Ludwig Necker, 1941; Tully Nettleton, 1935, including manuscript; Newbold Noyes, 1923; William Nutting, 1948.
Folder 21 Nature Magazine, undated. Consists of bill and indexes.
Folder 22 Oberholser - Ostlund. Correspondents include: Harry Church Oberholser, 1928; Wilfred Hudson Osgood, 1915, 1942; Ossipee Historical Society, 1943-1944; Oscar Ostlund, 1939, 1941.
Folder 1 Pack - Phillips. Correspondents include: Arthur Newton Pack, 1927, 1932, 1935 (see also box 2, folder 2); E. Laurence Palmer, 1939, 1944; John Charles Phillips, 1935 (see also box 2, folder 6).
Folder 2 Pirnie - Preble. Correspondents include: Miles David Pirnie, 1941; Sid D. Platford, 1934, 1936, 1938, 1940, 1942, 1946; Cora May Preble, 1938; Marcia Alexander Preble, 1888, 1899, 1907.
Folder 3 Radford - Rowan. Correspondents include: Harry V. Radford, 1911; Paul G. Redington, 1931, 1933; Alfred Renfro, 1929-1930, including photographs; Thomas S. Roberts, 1944; William Fleet Robertson, 1913; William Rowan, 1926.
Folder 4 Salter - Seymour. Correspondents include: Harold G. Salter, 1929; Elwin R. Sanborn, 1931; W. E. Sanders, 1937, 1942; Waldo LaSalle Schmitt, 1927, 1950; Minnie R. Setz, 1939, 1941, 1943; Edward Seymour, 1932.
Folder 5 Wilford Edwin Sanderson, 1928, 1932-1934. Includes correspondence relating to the American Humane Association. See also box 1, folder 24.
Folder 6 Wilford Edwin Sanderson, 1935. Includes correspondence relating to the American Humane Association.
Folder 7 Wilford Edwin Sanderson, 1936-1938. Includes correspondence relating to the American Humane Association.
Folder 8 Wilford Edwin Sanderson, 1939-1940. Includes correspondence relating to the American Humane Association.
Folder 9 Wilford Edwin Sanderson, 1941-1942. Includes correspondence relating to the American Humane Association and the Audubon National Society.
Folder 10 Wilford Edwin Sanderson, 1943. Includes correspondence relating to the American Society of Mammalogists and the Audubon National Society.
Folder 11 Wilford Edwin Sanderson, 1944-1945. Includes correspondence relating to the American Society of Mammalogists, Audubon National Society, and the Izaak Walton League of America, Inc.
Folder 12 Ernest Thompson Seton, 1914, 1923-1924, 1926, 1930, 1937.
Folder 13 Sharma - Slavin. Correspondents include: M. P. Sharma, undated; Grover Sharp, 1911; Charles Sheldon, 1910; H. H. Sheldon, 1943; Victor E. Shelford, 1937; Walter B. Sheppard, 1937, including reference to Gerrit Smith Miller, Jr.; George Shiras III, 1928, 1938; Percy W. Shufeldt, 1934; Mary E. Slavin, 1939.
Folder 14 Smart - Spears. Correspondents include: Harry P. Smart, 1943-1944; Harlan Ingersoll Smith, 1914, 1935; Daniel Webster Smythe, 1942-1944, 1946; Joseph Dewey Soper, 1921, 1939; Raymond S. Spears, 1934, 1936.
Folder 15 Stansell - Swenk. Correspondents include: Sidney S. S. Stansell, 1928; Russell Stark, 1936, 1946; Vilhjalmur Stefansson, 1912; Witmer Stone, 1921, 1931, 1936, 1938; Clark Perkins Streator, 1895; J. Fletcher Street, 1944; Bradshaw Hall Swales, 1928 (consists of biography); Myron Harmon Swenk, 1931.
Folder 16 Taverner - Twitchell. Correspondents include: Percy A. Taverner, 1912, 1914; James Tomson, 1911; Kate Hagood Tobin, undated; G. E. S. Tordt, 1939; A. H. Twitchell, 1936.
Folder 17 Thorne. Correspondents are Elizabeth Hardwick Thorne, 1945; Marjorie Elizabeth Preble Thorne, 1945; and Maurice A. Thorne, 1940, 1942-1946.
Folder 1 Walter Edmund Clyde Todd, 1892-1893, 1911, 1943, 1950.
Folder 2 J. B. Tyrrell, 1909-1910.
Folder 3 J. B. Tyrrell, 1911-1914, 1926, 1938.
Folder 4 Uihlein - Urquhart, Correspondents include: Joseph E. Uihlein, 1917, 1925; Wynn Urquhart, 1930.
Folder 5 United States Department of Agriculture, official documents relating to Edward Alexander Preble, 1892, 1894-1896, 1900-1903, 1905, 1907-1908.
Folder 6 United States Department of Agriculture, official documents relating to Edward Alexander Preble, 1910, 1913-1915, 1917, 1920, 1922, 1924, 1927-1928, 1934, 1936.
Folder 7 Van Hoesen - Vorhies. Correspondents include: Ethel G. Van Hoesen, 1949; Willard G. Van Name, 1933; John Van Schaich, Jr., 1942; William Vogt, 1931, including correspondence relating to the Croton Point, New York, Controversy; Charles Taylor Vorhies, 1942-1943.
Folder 8 Frederick K. Vreeland, 1911, 1913, 1916. Includes maps of British Columbia.
Folder 9 Waldron - Wetmore. Correspondents include: Jeremy R. Waldron, 1939; Henry A. Wallace, 1937; Richard L. Weaver, 1943; Carroll C. Welch, 1943; Alexander Wetmore, 1911, 1920.
Folder 10 Richard W. Westwood, 1931-1932. Includes manuscript on migratory waterfowl and copies of letters to Francis Harper and Frederic C. Walcott. See also box 1, folder 10 and box 8, folder 3.
Folder 11 Richard W. Westwood, 1933, 1943-1944, 1949-1950. Includes correspondence relating to the American Nature Association.
Folder 12 William P. Wharton, 1938-1940, 1950-1951. Includes correspondence relating to the National Parks Association, and copies of letters to Joel H. Hildebrand and Harold L. Ickes. See also box 2, folder 3.
Folder 13 Whelen - Wilcox. Correspondents include: Townsend Whelen, 1911 (see also box 1, folder 10); Edgar Theodore Wherry, 1928; Joseph Whitehead, 1928; F. G. Wickware, 1938; F. Elizabeth Wilcox, 1935, including manuscript by Timothy E. Wilcox.
Folder 14 Wilgress - Wright. Correspondents include: G. S. Wilgress, 1904; A. Bryan Williams, 1912; Carl A. Williams, 1931, including photographs; J.L.B. Williams, 1940; Thomas E. Winecoff, 1935; Paul R. Wooster, 1935; W. H. Wright, 1928.
Folder 15 Casey Albert Wood, 1924. Includes travelogue.
Folder 16 Yard - Zahniser. Correspondents include: Robert Sterling Yard, 1937-1942; Howard Zahniser, 1933, 1936, 1938, 1940, 1942.
Folder 17 Miscellaneous, fragments of letters and letters with incomplete names.
Series 2MANUSCRIPTS, 1909-1950, AND UNDATED. ARRANGED ALPHABETICALLY
This series consists of manuscripts and notes for articles, books, reports, and reviews by Edward Alexander Preble. Included are many of the drafts for Preble's publications, as well as unpublished manuscripts. The main group consists of manuscripts by Preble, many for Nature Magazine, arranged alphabetically by title or subject. The second group consists of a series of articles on each month in nature, arranged in chronologic order. The last group consists of materials for the Hutchins' manuscript. Included are a draft of Observations on Hudson's Bay, by Thomas Hutchins, edited by Miller Christy, annotated by Preble and others, which was apparently never published; and Preble's research notes for his annotation. Also included in this series are related correspondence, drawings, and photographs. Manuscripts sent to Preble by other authors are with correspondence in series 1. For Preble's bibliography, see box 16, folder 46.
Folder 1 John Warren Achorn, article about. Includes review of A Guide to the Winter Birds of North Carolina Sand Hills, by Milton Philo Skinner, a memorial volume to Achorn.
Folder 2 Along the Woodland Trail.
Folder 3 An American Hunter, by Archibald Rutledge, review of.
Folder 4 Anderson and Stefansson.
Folder 5 The Arctic Lemming.
Folder 6 The Arctic Puffin (Fratercula arctica).
Folder 7 Vernon Bailey - Naturalist.
Folder 8 Spencer Fullerton Baird.
Folder 9 The Bartrams Down South. Review of Diary of a Journey through the Carolinas, Georgia, and Florida from July 1, 1765 to April 10, 1766, by John Bartram, annotated by Francis Harper, 1942.
Folder 10 The Big Pickerel of Pine River.
Folder 11 Bird descriptions written by Preble for the Palmer advertising company. Include information on habitat, eggs, nests, physical appearance, and migration.
Folder 12 Bird descriptions, continued.
Folder 13 Bird descriptions, continued.
Folder 14 Bird descriptions. Includes report on endangered status and hunting season for many game birds.
Folder 15 Bird of Paradise Flower.
Folder 16 A Bird Lovers League.
Folder 17 Birdnesting at Dr. George W. Field's.
Folder 18 Birds of Hiawatha's Land.
Folder 19 Birds of Prey Defended. Review of "Framing the Birds of Prey," by Davis Quinn.
Folder 20 The Black-capped Chickadee.
Folder 21 The Blood-stained Cockatoo.
Folder 22 The Bobwhite in Ohio.
Folder 23 Bubo the Great Horned Owl.
Folder 24 The Bull-frog and his Cousins.
Folder 25 California's Mammals--Past and Present.
Folder 26 California's State Bird.
Folder 27 A Captive Shark.
Folder 28 The Cassowary.
Folder 29 The Chachalaca.
Folder 30 Children and Small Arms.
Folder 31 A Child's First Nature Walk.
Folder 32 Chocorua.
Folder 33 Comparative Abundance of Geese and Ducks in the Athabaska-Peace Delta.
Folder 34 The Conquest of the Northwest Passage by Roald Amundsen.
Folder 35 Conservation or Dollars?
Folder 36 Conservation Paths. Review of "Paths to Conservation," by James S. Tippett.
Folder 37 The Crawfish and his burrow.
Folder 38 The Crow - Pro and Con. Review of "Crow Waterfowl Relationships, Based on Preliminary Studies of the Canadian Breeding Grounds," by Edwin R. Kalmbach.
Folder 39 The Cruelty Behind the Furs.
Folder 40 The Duck Hawk.
Folder 41 A Duck Hunter's Viewpoint, by Nash Buckingham, review of.
Folder 42 Eastern Chipmunk (Tamas striatus).
Folder 43 The Eskimo Dog.
Folder 44 The Farmer and the Sportsman.
Folder 45 Fate of crippled ducks.
Folder 46 A Fisherman of the depths.
Folder 47 Fishermen of the Far North.
Folder 48 Flappers and Furs.
Folder 49 The Flower-pot Bird House. Includes photograph (2 negatives removed from file).
Folder 50 Edward H. Forbush Passes.
Folder 51 The Friendly Skunk.
Folder 1 Fur Seals. Includes notes and manuscript.
Folder 2 Fur Seals of the Pribilof Islands.
Folder 3 Further Persecution of Sea Lions.
Folder 4 Grasshopper gray.
Folder 5 The Great Anteater (myrmecophaga tridactyla).
Folder 6 Elizabeth Hanson and her captivity by the Indians. Includes notes.
Folder 7 Harvest mites. Includes 2 drawings of mites.
Folder 8 Heath Hen Biography.
Folder 9 A Hemlock Spray.
Folder 10 The Hermit Thrush.
Folder 11 A Home Made of Paper.
Folder 12 Hunters' Luck.
Folder 13 The Hunting Season.
Folder 14 The Insistent Katydid.
Folder 15 The Jabiru, An American Stork.
Folder 16 The Jamaican Iguana. Includes letter from A. Remington Kellogg to Preble.
Folder 17 Journey of Thomas Drummond to the Rocky Mountains and Columbia.
Folder 18 Jumping Mouse.
Folder 19 Killing Our Eider Ducks.
Folder 20 The Kiwi or Apteryx.
Folder 21 The Lover of Nature.
Folder 22 Mammals of North America. Includes short sketches of species.
Folder 23 Massachusetts Bird Refuges.
Folder 24 Memorandum for the Secretary on the Report of the President's Committee on Wild Life Restoration, 1934.
Folder 25 Memorandum on Waterfowl Situation.
Folder 26 Memorandum on wild life, 1933.
Folder 27 Metamorphosis of the Spring Frog.
Folder 28 More protection needed.
Folder 29 Mourning Dove. Articles include: The Mourning Dove; Court Decisions Help Migratory Birds; The Dove in Colorado; The Mourning Dove; More Dove Season Changes; Open Seasons on Mourning Doves. Also includes maps.
Folder 30 Mourning Dove. Includes drafts and notes for articles.
Folder 31 Mouse Opossums.
Folder 32 The Mud-skipper.
Folder 33 Musk-oxen, Cattle of the Arctic.
Folder 34 Mussels of the shore.
Folder 35 Nature's Calendar, January - May.
Folder 36 Nature's Calendar, June - December.
Folder 37 A New Crow Trap.
Folder 38 North American Mosquitoes.
Folder 39 Notes on Waterfowl of the Athabaska-Peace Delta Region, May 18 to June 14, 1934, E. A. Preble and Luther J. Goldman.
Folder 40 Notes on Waterfowl of the Athabaska-Peace Delta Region, continued.
Folder 41 Notes on Waterfowl of the Athabaska-Peace Delta Region, continued; Annotated list of Waterfowl Observed in the Athabaska-Peace Delta Region, May 18 to June 14, 1934 by E. A. Preble and Luther J. Goldman.
Folder 1 The Odorous Squash-bug.
Folder 2 Official Vandalism, An Editorial. Includes correspondence and newsclippings relating to removal of trees from the Mall. Correspondents include: E. C. Auchter, 1930; Ovid Butler, 1932; Hortense Davis, 1932; Watson Davis, 1932; Mr. Eisenhower, 1930; A. H. Hanson, 1932; Carl Hartley, 1930; Charles Lester Marlatt, 1930; M. C. Merrill, 1930; William Middleton, 1930; Katherine Owen, 1932; Theresa Russell, 1934; William A. Taylor, 1930; Richard W. Westwood, 1932.
Folder 3 Official Vandalism, continued.
Folder 4 Our Attitude Toward Wild Life.
Folder 5 Our Disappearing Fur Bearers.
Folder 6 Our Largest Crystal Ball. Includes 2 photographs of crystal ball (1 negative removed from file) and letter from Louise M. Pearson, 1930.
Folder 7 Our Owls in Fable and Fact. Includes photograph of screech owl (negative removed from file).
Folder 8 Our singing Wood-snipe.
Folder 9 Our Woodcock and his Cousins.
Folder 10 An Overgrown Bracket Fungus. Includes photographs of bracket fungii.
Folder 11 Owls. Includes miscellaneous notes and drafts.
Folder 12 Penguins, Birds of the Antarctic Seas.
Folder 13 The Peregrine Falcon.
Folder 14 A persistent fungus. Includes photograph of fungus.
Folder 15 Pie For Breakfast.
Folder 16 A Plea for our Hawks. Includes short sketches on hawk species.
Folder 17 Poison Danger.
Folder 18 Predatory Birds and Game.
Folder 19 Previous Natural History Explorations, of the Stikine region.
Folder 20 The Prong-horned Antelope.
Folder 21 Protect the Woodcock.
Folder 22 The Recent Occurrence of Passenger Pigeons in West Virginia.
Folder 23 Refuges for Waterfowl.
Folder 24 Relief and Rodent Control.
Folder 25 Reorganized Wildlife Committee; on the Committee on Wildlife of the Division of Biology and Agriculture of the National Research Council.
Folder 26 Routes of Biological Survey Field Parties, Wyoming, 1888-1915.
Folder 27 The Ruffed Grouse in 1930.
Folder 28 School Children of the Far North.
Folder 29 The Sea Horse.
Folder 30 Seasons for Killing Doves.
Folder 31 Shall We Exterminate our Fur-bearers?
Folder 32 Shelf fungus.
Folder 33 Shelford on Ecology. Review of Laboratory and Field Ecology, by Victor E. Shelford.
Folder 34 The Sheltering Oak.
Folder 35 The silent cave cricket.
Folder 36 The Silver Fox, Prince of Fur-bearers.
Folder 37 The Smithsonian Institution.
Folder 38 The Snapping Turtle.
Folder 39 Snowy Owls Come South.
Folder 40 Songs of birds. Review of Songs and Other Sounds of Birds, by Alexander V. Arlton.
Folder 1 The Southern Sea Elephant.
Folder 2 Spittle insects.
Folder 3 Sportsman and Farmer.
Folder 4 The Sportsman and the Woodcock.
Folder 5 The Spring Migration of Waterfowl - 1932.
Folder 6 A Stranded Whale.
Folder 7 To Nature Lovers.
Folder 8 Trapping by Milkweed.
Folder 9 A Triple Robin's Nest. Includes letter from J. Marbury Offley, 1927, and photograph of nest (negative removed from file).
Folder 10 Twin babies of the White-tailed Deer.
Folder 11 Two-toed Sloth.
Folder 12 The Vanishing Woodcock.
Folder 13 Violations of Waterfowl Regulations.
Folder 14 Waterfowl and Shooting.
Folder 15 The Waterfowl Breeding Grounds of Northern Canada from a Continental Viewpoint.
Folder 16 Waterfowl, closed season.
Folder 17 Waterfowl, effects of shooting.
Folder 18 Waterfowl, public works projects for.
Folder 19 West Pennsylvania Birds. Review of Birds of Western Pennsylvania, by Walter Edmund Clyde Todd.
Folder 20 A Whip-tailed Lizard.
Folder 21 The White Cobra.
Folder 22 The White-crowned Sparrow.
Folder 23 Who Is a Conservationist?
Folder 24 Why Not Keep Our Waterfowl.
Folder 25 Witches' Brooms. Includes photograph.
Folder 26 The Woodchuck as a den-digger.
Folder 27 The Woodcock and His Hunting; and The Woodcock's Journey.
Folder 28 The Yellow Swallow-tailed Butterfly.
Folder 29 Miscellaneous, fragments of articles and notes.
The Months in Nature. Consists of a series of sketches of each month's special characteristics in nature.
Folder 30 January in Nature.
Folder 31 February in Nature.
Folder 32 March in Nature.
Folder 33 April in Nature.
Folder 34 May in Nature.
Folder 35 June in Nature.
Folder 36 July in Nature.
Folder 37 August in Nature.
Folder 38 September in Nature.
Folder 39 October in Nature.
Hutchins Manuscript. Consists of chapter drafts, drafts for annotations, and rough notes on species for Preble's annotation of Observations on Hudson's Bay, by Thomas Hutchins, written in 1773, and edited by Miller Christy in 1909. It appears that this manuscript was never published. Other contributors were Robert Bell, F. W. Hodge, and John M. Macoun.
Folder 1 Hutchins manuscript. Includes correspondence with Miller Christy, 1909, concerning the Thomas Hutchins manuscript, Observations on Hudson's Bay. Also includes draft of the Table of Contents, Editor's Preface, Editor's Introduction.
Folder 2 Chapter I. - General Remarks on the Geographical and Physical Features, Climate, Soil, etc.; Chapter II. - An Account of the Several Attempts that have been made for the Discovery of a North-West Passage.
Folder 3 Chapter III. - Of European Settlements in Hudson's Bay (and Life Therein); Chapter IV. - The Company's Form of Commission to its Officers and Contract with its Servants.
Folder 4 Chapter V. - Remarks on the Trade and Produce of Hudson's Bay; Chapter VI. - Remarks on the Northern Trade (with the Esquimaux on the Northern Coasts of Hudson's Bay); Chapter VII. - Sailing Orders and Instructions given yearly to the Master of the Churchill Sloop on her Voyage to trade with the Esquimaux, etc., on the North-West Coast and Islands of Hudson's Bay.
Folder 5 Chapter VIII. - Remarks on "The American Traveller."
Folder 6 Chapter X. - Of the Esquimaux.
Folder 7 Chapter XI. - Mr. Samuel Hearne's Account of the Massacre of the Esquimaux by the Wechepowuck Indians at the Copper-mine River (in 1771).
Folder 8 Chapter XIII. - Of the Birds (annotated by Edward A. Preble).
Folder 9 Chapter XIV. - Of the Reptiles (and Amphibians, annotated by Edward A. Preble); Chapter XV. - Of the Fish [Nemess] (and Mollusca, annotated by Edward A. Preble); Chapter XVI. - Of the Insects [Ochewuck].
Folder 10 Chapter XVII. - Of the Plants; Chapter XVIII. - Of the Geology.
Folder 11 Chapter XIX. - Observations on the Weather at York Fort and Severn River, 1772 and 1773; Chapter XX. - Observations on the Effects of Cold and their Remedies.
Folder 12 Preble's research for annotation of Hutchin's manuscript is in folders 12 to 19. List of Birds and Mammals with Indian Names; draft on mammals.
Folder 13 Notes on mammals. Includes the seal, mink, marten, muskrat, fox, porcupine, lynx, wolverine, musk-ox, wolf, bison, elk, moose, deer, caribou, and walrus.
Folder 14 Notes on birds. Includes the diver, guillemot, elder gull, tern, merganser, mallard, widgeon, teal, pintail duck, scaup duck, goldeneye, bufflehead, long-tailed duck, King eider, and white-winged scoter.
Folder 15 Notes on birds. Includes the velvet duck, harlequin duck, black duck, snow goose, blue winged goose, Canada goose, Hutchins goose, Brent goose, swans, bittern, whooping crane, brown crane, jay, butcher bird, and yellow-poll warbler.
Folder 16 Notes on birds. Includes the nuthatch, titmouse, robin, spotted crake, rail, snipe, sandpiper, snowy owl, goshawk, mourning dove, marsh hawk, grouse, partridge, plover, and greater yellowlegs.
Folder 17 Notes on birds. Includes the woodpecker, eared owl, goatsucker, ghost owl, red poll, nuthatch, gull, and curlew.
Folder 18 Notes on birds. Includes the bunting, lark, long-eared owl, hawk, eagle, swallow, martin, grouse, sandpiper, scaup duck, bittern, blackbird, and hawk owl.
Folder 19 Notes on birds. Includes the gyrfalcon, crossbill, grosbeak, raven, crow, junco, magpie, bunting, great gray owl, godwit, and grebe.
Series 3ADDRESSES AND REPORTS BY OTHERS, 1909-1938, AND UNDATED. ARRANGED ALPHABETICALLY.
This series consists of addresses and reports by authors other than Preble.
Folder 20 Address by Rexford G. Tugwell, Oberlin College, Oberlin, Ohio, May 12, 1934 at 7:30 p.m.
Folder 21 Louis Agassiz, Dreamer and Builder of Museums, 1938.
Folder 22 Association for the Protection of Fur-bearing Animals of Canada, report to Parliament, undated.
Folder 23 Base Line Surveys in Northern Alberta, Topographical Surveys Branch Report, 1909-1910, Appendix No. 21, extracts from the Report of A. H. Hawkins.
Folder 24 Nippo Pond, fragment of report, undated.
Folder 25 Otter Hunting. Consists of quotes from A. Henry Higginson, 1933, and Casey Albert Wood, 1931.
Folder 26 Out of the Past, undated.
Folder 27 Report of Special Committee on the Game Situation (in Ontario) 1931-1933, the 1932 Season.
Folder 28 Wild Life and the National Forests, by F. A. Silcox, delivered before the National Association of Audubon Societies at its 31st Annual Convention in New York City, October 29, 1935.
Series 4FIELD NOTEBOOKS, 1887-1945, AND UNDATED. ARRANGED CHRONOLOGICALLY.
This series consists of diaries, itineraries, lists of flora and fauna, notes, and observations from the field. The material covers Preble's field work for the Biological Survey, as well as avocational observations. Information includes diaries with daily routines, itineraries, expenses, interviews, stories collected about Canadian Indian and trapper life, and observations of flora, fauna, and physical surroundings; field notebooks with data on flora and fauna sighted, lists of specimens collected, lists of Indian terms, and lists of photographs taken; checklists of birds sighted; typescripts of diaries; and maps. Includes photograph.
Folder 1 Notebook, 1887-1892, of trips to Wilmington, Massachusetts, and Ossipee, New Hampshire. Contains lists of flora and fauna sighted, and data on birds, eggs, and nests; and Notebook, 1892-1893, of trips to Arkansas, Illinois, Indian Territory, Missouri, New Jersey, Oklahoma Territory, and Virginia. Contains lists of birds sighted.
Folder 2 Diary, 1893, of trip to southwestern Pennsylvania. Contains lists of flora and fauna observed, especially birds; and notes on physical surroundings; and Notebook, 1893, of trip to southwestern Pennsylvania. Contains lists of birds sighted.
Folder 3 Diary, 1895-1899, of trips to British Columbia, Colorado, Maryland, Nebraska, New Hampshire, Northwest Territory, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Washington, D.C. Contains lists of birds and mammals sighted; observations on flora, fauna, and physical surroundings; and newsclippings about the American Ornithologists' Union; and Diary, 1896, of trip with Vernon Orlando Bailey to Oregon. Contains observations on flora, fauna, and physical surroundings.
Folder 4 Diary, 1900, of trip with his brother, Alfred Emerson Preble, to Hudson Bay region. Contains observations on flora, fauna, and physical surroundings, and notes on individuals; and Notebook, 1900, of trip to the Hudson Bay region. Contains lists of flora and fauna sighted, bibliographies, approximate distances traveled, lists of specimens collected, and lists of individuals; and Notebook, 1900-1901, of trips to the Hudson Bay region and the Athabaska-Mackenzie region. Contains lists of photographs taken on 45 rolls of film.
Folder 5 Diary, 1901, of trip with Alfred Emerson Preble to the Athabaska-Mackenzie region. Contains observations on flora, fauna, and physical surroundings, and lists of specimens collected; and Notebook, 1901, of trip to the Athabaska-Mackenzie region. Contains lists of flora and fauna observed, especially birds; lists of individuals; expenses; and approximate distances traveled; and Diary, 1903-1904, of trips with A. F. Camsell, Merritt Cary, and Alfred Emerson Preble to the Athabaska-Mackenzie region. Contains observations on flora, fauna, and physical surroundings, sketches of life at the forts, lists of specimens collected, and meteorological records.
Folder 1 Notebook, 1903, of trip to the Athabaska-Mackenzie region. Contains lists of flora and fauna observed, especially birds; lists of eggs collected; records of bird stomachs examined; names of individuals; approximate distances traveled; and expenses; and Calendar, 1903, of trip to the Athabaska-Mackenzie region. Contains lists of flora and fauna sighted; and Notebook, 1903, of trip to the Athabaska-Mackenzie region. Contains catalog of plants and list of Indian words for mammals.
Folder 2 Diary, 1904, of trip to the Athabaska-Mackenzie region. Contains observations of flora, fauna, and physical surroundings, individuals visited, lists of names of individuals, information on canoes, and lists of specimens collected; and Notebook, 1904, of trip to the Athabaska-Mackenzie region. Contains stories of Indian and local life styles at Fort Norman and Fort Simpson; and Notebook, 1904, of trip to the Athabaska-Mackenzie region. Contains lists of flora and fauna sighted, especially birds.
Folder 3 Lists of birds sighted, 1903-1904, in the Athabaska Mackenzie region; and List of birds sighted, 1906, location unknown.
Folder 4 Notebook, 1907, of trip with Ernest Thompson Seton to the Athabaska-Mackenzie region. Contains lists of flora and fauna sighted, and names of individuals. Includes photograph.
Folder 5 Diary, 1907, of trip to West Virginia. Contains information on recent sightings of passenger pigeons; and Lists of birds sighted, 1908-1909, in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C.
Folder 1 Diary, 1910, of trip with George and Samuel Mixter to Alaska, Alberta, British Columbia, Montana, North Dakota and Washington. Contains observations on flora, fauna, and physical surroundings, an index to mammals, and lists of birds sighted; and Notebook, 1910, of trip to British Columbia, Montana, and North Dakota. Contains lists of flora and fauna sighted, mostly plants; lists of photographs taken; and names of individuals.
Folder 2 Typescript of diary (above) and list of plant names, 1910, of trip to Alaska, Alberta, British Columbia, Montana, North Dakota, and Washington.
Folder 3 Lists of birds, mammals and plants, 1910, observed and collected in Alaska, Alberta, British Columbia, Massachusetts, Virginia, and Washington, D.C.
Folder 4 Diary, 1911, of trip to Idaho and Wyoming. Contains observations on flora, fauna and physical surroundings, especially elks; and notes from interviews with residents about elk; and Diary, 1911, of trip to Wyoming. Contains observations on flora, fauna and physical surroundings, especially elk; notes from interviews with residents about elk; and lists of birds sighted; and Notebook, 1911, of trip to Wyoming. Contains observations on flora, fauna, and physical surroundings, especially birds.
Folder 5 Checklists 1912-1913, of birds sighted in Virginia and Washington, D.C.
Folder 6 Diary, 1913, of trip with Charles Robert Cross to British Columbia. Contains observations on flora, fauna, and physical surroundings, and Indian words for fauna; and Notebook, 1913, of trip to British Columbia. Contains observations on mammals, lists of plants sighted, and list of photographs taken; and Notebook, 1913, of trip to British Columbia. Contains itinerary; and Notebook, 1913, of trip to British Columbia. Contains lists of birds sighted.
Folder 7 Typescript of diary (above) and index to fauna sighted, 1913, of trip to British Columbia.
Folder 8 Diary, 1914, of trip with Wilfred Hudson Osgood and George Howard Parker to Pribilof Islands, Alaska. Contains observations on flora, fauna and physical surroundings, especially fur seals; and list of photographs taken; and Notebook, 1914, of trips to Virginia. Contains lists of birds sighted.
Folder 9 Checklists, 1914, of birds sighted in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C.
Folder 1 Diary, 1915, of trip to Nevada and Oregon. Contains observations on flora, fauna, and physical surroundings.
Folder 2 Checklist, 1916, of birds sighted in Virginia.
Folder 3 Notebook, 1917, of trip to Montana. Contains lists of birds sighted; and Diary, 1917, of trips to Virginia. Contains observations on flora, fauna, and physical surroundings; and Diary, 1918, of trip to Wyoming. Contains observations on flora, fauna, and physical surroundings, lists of birds sighted, names of individuals, and list of photographs taken.
Folder 4 Checklists, 1919-1920, of birds sighted in Virginia.
Folder 5 Notebook, 1921, of trip to New Hampshire. Contains lists of birds sighted; and Notebook, 1922-1923, probably of trips to Virginia. Contains data on vegetables planted and sold.
Folder 6 Checklists, 1922-1928, of birds sighted in Virginia; and List of plants, 1927, collected in New Hampshire.
Folder 7 Diary, 1928, of trips to Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Washington, D.C. Contains observations on flora, fauna and physical surroundings, local and family history notes, and lists of photographs taken; and Diary, 1930, of trips to Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Pennsylvania, Vermont, Virginia and Washington, D.C. Contains observations on flora, fauna and physical surroundings, notes on meetings of the American Humane Association and the American Ornithologists' Union, notes on individuals, and lists of photographs taken; and Diary, 1945, of trips to Virginia and Washington, D.C. Contains observations on flora and fauna.
Folder 8 Diary, undated, of trips to New Hampshire, New York, Ontario, and Washington, D.C. Contains observations on flora and fauna, research notes for Elizabeth Hanson and her captivity manuscript, and notes from American Ornithologists' Union meeting; and Diary, undated, of trips to New Hampshire and Washington, D. C. Contains observations on flora, fauna and physical surroundings.
Folder 9 Miscellaneous lists, undated, of flora and fauna sighted in Montana and the Klamath region of Oregon.
Folder 10 Africa. 1922, by the National Geographic Society.
Folder 11 Southern Canada, vegetation and forest cover. 1924, by the Canadian Department of the Interior; and Alberta, Blairmore. 1918, by the Canadian Department of Mines, Geological Survey; and Alberta, Edmonton to Dunvegan. Undated, by John Bartholomew and Company.
Folder 12 British Columbia. 1883, by the Geological and Natural History Survey of Canada; and British Columbia, mining divisions. 1914, by the Canadian Department of Mines; and British Columbia, Windermere. 1918, by the Canadian Department of Mines, Geological Survey; and British Columbia, Fort McLeod to Fort George and Quesnel Mouth. Undated, by John Bartholomew and Company; and Manitoba and Ontario, Route of the Nelson River Exploring Expedition. 1913, by the Canadian Department of Mines.
Folder 13 Northwest Territory, Hudson Bay and Strait. 1911, by the Naval Service of Canada; and Northwest Territory. 1932, by the Canadian Department of the Interior, Topographical Survey of Canada; and Northwest Territory, Camsell River. 1932, by the Canadian Department of the Interior, Topographical Survey of Canada; and Northwest Territory, Rae. 1932, by the Canadian Department of the Interior, Topographical Survey of Canada.
Folder 14 Alaska, Prince William Sound Route of Alexander Alaska Expedition. 1908, from the University of California, Publications in Zoology, Volume 5; and California, San Pedro Martir, Hanson Laguna Mountains, Lower California and Mexico. Undated, from the Field Columbian Museum, Zoology, Plate XXXVIII; and Massachusetts, Eastern, Boston and vicinity. 1877, by W. O. Crosby; and Montana, Life Zones of Glacier National Park by Vernon Orlando Bailey. 1910, U.S. Department of the Interior; and New York, Central Lake Region. Undated, from the Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society, Volume XLVIII, No. 193, Plate XX.
Series 5RESEARCH NOTES, UNDATED.
This series consists of note cards, typed notes, and bibliographies related to Preble's research for the Bureau of Biological Survey.
Item 1 Research and bibliographic notes on mammalian species, 1 bundle.
Item 2 Research notes and sighting records on bird species of the northwest, 1 bundle.
Item 3 Field records on water birds of the Mackenzie region, 3 bundles.
Folder 1 Research notes on birds of British Columbia.
Folder 2 Bibliographies on conservation and mammal papers of S. N. Rhoads.
Series 6AUCTION CATALOGS, 1891, 1896. ARRANGED CHRONOLOGICALLY.
This series consists of auction catalogs for animal skins.
Folder 3 1891, C. M. Lampson and Company, 1 bundle.
Folder 4 1896, Hudson's Bay Company, 1 bundle.
Series 7PHOTOGRAPHS AND NEWSCLIPPINGS, 1900-1948, AND UNDATED. ARRANGED BY SIZE AND SUBJECT.
This series consists of newsclippings; a photograph album for Preble's 1900 trip to Hudson's Bay; prints of people, outdoor scenes, boats, flora, fauna, and buildings; and large panoramic group photographs from meetings of the American Ornithologists' Union and the American Society of Mammalogists. All negatives have been removed from the collection. Other photographs and newsclippings can be found in series 1, 2, and 3.
Folder 5 Newsclippings of Robert A. Bartlett (signed), 1933, and Lincoln Ellsworth, 1932.
Item 6 Photograph album for Preble's trip to Hudson Bay, 1900, to north of Fort Churchill and return.
Folder 1 Photograph of unidentified man. Undated.
Folder 2 Photograph of unidentified couple at wedding, Wyoming. Undated.
Folder 3 Photograph of unidentified family. Undated.
Folder 4 Photograph of unidentified man at campsite. Undated.
Folder 5 Photograph of Edward Alexander Preble and unidentified men in house at Great Slave Lake, Northwest Territory, Canada. Undated.
Folder 6 Photograph of naturalists at May's Landing, New Jersey: A. C. Emlen, W. J. Hamilton, Jr., Francis Harper, A. B. Howell, A. H. Howell, A. Remington Kellogg, Arthur N. Leeds, Edward Alexander Preble, W. E. Saunders, and Witmer Stone, May 16, 1931.
Folder 7 Photograph of Robert A. Bartlett and Edward Alexander Preble, 1920s.
Folder 8 Photograph of unidentified campsite. Undated.
Folder 9 Photographs (5) of unidentified scenes with rocks, falls, lake shore and geysers. Undated.
Folder 10 Photograph of unidentified scene with creek. Undated.
Folder 11 Photographs (5) of identified scenes from Johnson Lake and Poplar, Montana, June 5-9, 1910.
Folder 12 Photographs (5) of identified scenes from Poplar and Glasgow, Montana, June 9-19, 1910.
Folder 13 Photographs (5) of identified scenes from Glasgow and Milk River Valley, Montana, June 19, 1910.
Folder 14 Photographs (7) of New Hampshire, 1932. Negatives removed from file.
Folder 15 Photograph of unidentified archway. Undated.
Folder 16 Photograph of Baldwin apple monument. Undated.
Folder 17 Photograph of Mackenzie River boat. Undated.
Folder 18 Photograph of Peace River boat. Undated.
Folder 19 Photograph of the S.S. "Wrigley." Undated.
Folder 20 Photograph of unidentified barge. Undated.
Folder 21 Photograph of pine stump at Ossipee, New Hampshire, August 8, 1928.
Folder 22 Photograph of tree stump, July 14, 1929.
Folder 23 Photograph of Pyrola and mosquitoes, Fort Simpson, Northwest Territory, Canada, June 2, 1906.
Folder 24 Photograph of a deer. Undated.
Folder 25 Photograph of a deer swimming. Undated.
Folder 26 Photograph of a kitten on shore. Undated.
Folder 27 Photograph of jumping mouse. Undated.
Folder 28 Photograph of bird nests and eggs. Undated.
Folder 29 Photograph of bird nest and eggs. Undated.
Folder 30 Photograph of crow taken by William L. Finley. Undated.
Folder 31 Photograph of Kingfisher taken by William L. and Irene Finley. Undated.
Folder 32 Photograph of bird. Undated.
Folder 33 Photograph of Smithsonian Institution Building, circa 1905.
Folder 34 Photograph of western robin taken by William L. and Irene Finley. Undated.
Folder 35 Photograph of Smithsonian Institution Building, circa 1925.
Folder 36 Photographs (2) of Smithsonian Institution Building, 1933.
Folder 37 Photograph of Smithsonian Institution Building, east side. Undated.
Folder 38 Photograph of Smithsonian Institution Building, Graphic Arts exhibit in the Great Hall. Undated.
Folder 39 Photograph of Harry L. Friend, Candy Factory, Boston, Massachusetts. Undated.
Panoramic Photographs from Meetings of Professional Societies.
Folder 40 Photograph of American Ornithologists' Union meeting, Charleston, South Carolina, November 1928.
Folder 41 Photograph of American Ornithologists' Union Meeting, New York City, indexed, November 14-18, 1933.
Folder 42 Photograph of American Ornithologists' Union meeting, United States National Museum, Washington, D.C., October 19, 1938.
Folder 43 Photograph of American Ornithologists' Union meeting, September 9-15, 1940.
Folder 44 Photograph of American Society of Mammalogists meeting, American Museum of Natural History, New York City, April 4, 1942.
Folder 45 Photograph of American Society of Mammalogists meeting, Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, Canada, April 11-14, 1948; and Negative of scene of Washington, D.C., with Smithsonian Institution Building in background. Undated. Removed from file; and Negatives (31) of unidentified scenes probably British Columbia at turn of century. Removed from file.
Series 8EDWARD ALEXANDER PREBLE BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION, 1935-1965. ARRANGED CHRONOLOGICALLY.
This series consists of a bibliography, memorial, article, radio show typescript, and news release about Edward Alexander Preble.
Folder 46 Edward Alexander Preble biographical information.
Folder 1 Correspondence with Dorothy Gordon Cox
Folder 2 Photographs from the "Trees on the Mall Controversy"
Folder 3 Photograph of E. W. Nelson
Folder 4 Photographs by Lincoln Ellsworth of Arizona
Folder 5 AOU 1928 meeting program
Folder 6 MacFarlane manuscripts
Folder 7 Stefansson letter
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