SIA Acc. 96-152, Bailey, Florence Merriam 1863-1948, Florence Merriam Bailey Papers c. 1865-1942

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Florence Merriam Bailey (1863-1948), an amateur ornithologist and naturalist, wrote many papers and books on birds. These papers consist of diaries, 1874, 1887; journals kept on trips to Bermuda, 1890; California, 1907 and undated; and Maine, 1911; expense account books; a scrapbook; articles and newspaper clippings about Bailey; essays, papers, and memorabilia from her years as a student at Smith College; manuscripts of papers on birds; reading lists; one letter; and family photographs. Researchers should also consult SIA RU007417.


Folder list in accession file.



Repository Loc.

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Capital Gallery, Suite 3000, MRC 507; 600 Maryland Avenue, SW; Washington, DC 20024-2520


  • 1865
  • 1865-1942
  • c 1865-1942


  • Animals
  • Birds
  • Ornithology


  • Manuscripts
  • Collection descriptions
  • Clippings
  • Books
  • Black-and-white photographs

Local number

SIA Acc. 96-152

Physical description

2.19 cu. ft. (3 document boxes; 1 oversize box)

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