SIA Acc. 90-115, Walkinshaw, Lawrence H, Lawrence H. Walkinshaw Papers, 1920s-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 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. This accession consists of field notes, correspondence, reprints, and photographs documenting Walkinshaw's ornithological research, especially on Sandhill Cranes and Kirtland's Warbler.


Walkinshaw, Lawrence H



Repository Loc.

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


  • 1920
  • 1920-1980
  • 1920s-1980s


  • Animals
  • Birds
  • Kirtland's warbler
  • Cranes (Birds)
  • Sandhill crane
  • Ornithology


  • Books
  • Collection descriptions
  • Clippings
  • Manuscripts
  • Black-and-white photographs
  • Color photographs

Local number

SIA Acc. 90-115

Physical description

1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)

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