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Accession 99-042

Abbott, Jackson Miles.

Jackson Miles Abbott Papers, 1929, 1960-1985, and undated

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: Abbott, Jackson Miles.
Title: Jackson Miles Abbott Papers
Dates: 1929, 1960-1985, and undated
Quantity: 0.25 cu. ft. (1 half document box)
Collection: Accession 99-042
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

This accession consists of the papers of Jackson Miles Abbott, ornithologist and expert on the American bald eagle, and pertain to his ornithology work. Materials include correspondence, newspaper clippings, brochures, and maps.

Descriptive Entry

This accession consists of the papers of Jackson Miles Abbott, ornithologist and expert on the American bald eagle, and pertain to his ornithology work. Materials include correspondence, newspaper clippings, brochures, and maps.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 99-042, Jackson Miles Abbott Papers

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Container List

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Folder 1 Clippings, 1929-1984. Includes some letters from friends relating to an article in The Washington Post about Abbott, January 6, 1984.

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Folder 2 Dyke Marsh. Includes three pieces that document Abbott's request that Dyke Marsh (Hunting Creek) be made a wildlife sanctuary; a letter from Brigadier General Richard Ovenshine, Mount Vernon District Supervisor, dated August 31, 1956, to Carleton E. Massey, Executive Officer, Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, forwarding Abbott's written request; a column from The Washington Post dated October 28, 1956, by Dr. Irston R. Barnes, mentioning Abbott's proposal; and a copy of the New Alexandria Newsletter dated October 1956 detailing this proposal.

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Folder 3 Birding Correspondence. Includes approximately twenty letters from various organizations and school groups thanking Abbott for lectures he gave on birds.

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Folder 4 Bird Notes. Includes several pages of notes as follows: 1948 at Fort Belvoir; 1970 among the Florida Keys and 1985 along the Piankatank River, Virginia.

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Folder 5 Birds of Chincoteague, September 14, 1985

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Folder 6 South Carolina Bird List 1-11 for Kiawah Island

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Folder 7 Birds of Cape Romain, October 2, 1972

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Folder 8 Maps with Abbott Markings. Includes Northern Virginia, Loudoun County, and Harpers Ferry

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Folder 9 Maps of Delaware

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