Consists of field notes and journals, drafts of primarily unpublished books and articles, plus a small amount of correspondence
to her father, Clinton Levi Merriam and other naturalists and ornithologists. The majority of the field notes and journals
deal with the West but also cover areas in North Dakota, New York, Washington D.C., Minnesota, Wisconsin, Florida and elsewhere.
Of particular note are her notes on the Grand Canyon and writings about the Pueblo Indians of New Mexico and the Apache Indians
Born in Locust Grove, New York during the Civil War, Florence Merriam Bailey (1863-1948), devoted her life to the study and
protection of birds. From her work in ornithology she authored over ten books, including several field guides to birds, and
close to one hundred articles. Though interested in birds as a child, she gained recognition as a naturalist while at Smith
College. Disgusted by the use of feathers and whole birds in fashion, she started the Smith College Audubon Society.
Number of containers: 12 boxes, 1 oversize folder, 4 vols.
Linear feet: 5
1 Digital Object (1 image)
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