Finding Aids to Personal Papers and Special Collections in the Smithsonian Institution Archives
Dwight, Jonathan, 1858-1929
Jonathan Dwight Notebooks and Catalogues, circa 1875-1886
Jonathan Dwight (1858-1929) was a physician and ornithologist. He was a long time member (and sometime officer) of the American Ornithologists Union. Carll Tucker purchased Dwight's ornithological library after his death. In the 1960s, Tucker donated the library (which included these manuscript volumes) to the Smithsonian Institution.
This collection consists of notebooks and catalogues of Jonathan Dwight's collection of birds, bird's eggs, and bird's nests collected in New York, New Jersey, and Massachusetts between 1875 and 1886. Several of the volumes have narrative accounts of collecting trips and other activities.
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Physical Characteristics of Materials in the Collection
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 95-044, Jonathan Dwight Notebooks and Catalogues