SIA Acc. 88-017, Walkinshaw, Lawrence H, Lawrence H. Walkinshaw Papers, 1980s

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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, publishing 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. These records consist of compiled field notes, observations, and photographs relating to Walkinshaw's ornithological research, particularly on the Sandhill Crane.


Organized into subseries: 1) "Nesting of the Florida and Cuban Sandhill Cranes;" 2) "The Sandhill Crane and I;" 3) Birds of the Battle Creek, Calhoun County, Michigan Area

Repository Loc.

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


  • 1980
  • 1980-1989
  • 1980s


  • Animals
  • Birds
  • Sandhill crane
  • Cranes (Birds)
  • Ornithology


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

Local number

SIA Acc. 88-017

Physical description

1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)

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