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Accession 95-044

Dwight, Jonathan, 1858-1929

Jonathan Dwight Notebooks and Catalogues, circa 1875-1886

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: Dwight, Jonathan, 1858-1929
Title: Jonathan Dwight Notebooks and Catalogues
Dates: circa 1875-1886
Quantity: 0.5 cu. ft. (1 document box)
Collection: Accession 95-044
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

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. 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.

Historical Note

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.

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Descriptive Entry

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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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 95-044, Jonathan Dwight Notebooks and Catalogues

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Container List

Box 1

"Eggs Placed in Collection," 1877-1879

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"Eggs Placed in Collection," 1879-1880

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"Catalogue of Skins," 1879-1880, #1-#343

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"Catalogue," 1880-1886, #344-#1559

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"Eggs Removed from Collection," 1878

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"Catalogue of Skins - Classified," c. 1878-1886

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"Bird's Nests," 1875-1878

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"Catalogue of Collection," 1878

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"Numbers corresponding to Eggs in Collection of Jona. Dwight Jr."

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