SIA Acc. 85-137, Walkinshaw, Lawrence H, Lawrence H. Walkinshaw Papers, 1965, 1968, 1984-1985

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These records consist of notes maintained by Lawrence H. Walkinshaw on birds observed in India, 1965; Australia, 1968; and Florida, 1984-1985. Especially well represented are notes dealing with his research on cranes. The notes for Florida include photographs.


  • Walkinshaw, Lawrence H
  • University of Michigan School of Dentistry


Lawrence H. Walkinshaw (1904-1993) graduated from the University of Michigan School of Dentistry in 1929. Though a dentist by training, he was a leading authority on cranes on which he published 61 articles and two books: The Sandhill Cranes (1949) and Cranes of the World (1973). He described the Canadian sandhill crane (Grus canadensis rowani) in 1965. He published on other species as well, most notably Kirtland's warbler.


Organized into subseries: 1) India Bird notes, 1965; 2) Australia Bird notes, 1968; 3) Florida bird notes, 1984-1985

Repository Loc.

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


  • 1984
  • 1984-1985
  • 1965, 1968, 1984-1985


  • Animals
  • Birds
  • Cranes (Birds)
  • Dentists
  • Ornithology


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

Local number

SIA Acc. 85-137

Physical description

0.25 cu. ft. (1 half document box)

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