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George Bird Grinnell Papers: Finding Aid
mssHM 47409-47532  
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Description
This collection contains 124 pieces of correspondence to and from American naturalist George Bird Grinnell (1849-1938) and his associates involved in wild life and national park conservation, use of water resources on public lands for irrigation, national parks, and the publishing of books and articles related to those activities.
Background
George Bird Grinnell (1849-1938), editor, author, explorer and conservationist, was born in Brooklyn, New York, on September 20, 1849. He studied at Yale University, where he took his doctorate in 1880, and was attached to the Peabody Museum from 1874 to 1880. In 1874 he served as naturalist with General Custer's expedition to the Black Hills, and in 1875 with Ludlow's expedition to Yellowstone Park. He accompanied the Harriman Alaska Expedition in 1899 in a similar capacity. An active member in a number of scientific and special interest organizations, he was especially interested in the New York Zoological Society, the American Ornithologists Union, the Audubon Society, the National Parks Association, and was a member of the Explorers' Club, the Authors' Club, and the Boone and Crockett Club. He was editor of Forest and Stream from 1876 to 1911, author of a number of books and articles on hunting, Indians, frontier life, camping and scouting, wild life, etc., and was editor and reviewer of many other publications. Grinnell died on April 11, 1938.
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124 pieces.
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The Huntington Library does not require that researchers request permission to quote from or publish images of this material, nor does it charge fees for such activities. The responsibility for identifying the copyright holder, if there is one, and obtaining necessary permissions rests with the researcher.
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