Louis Agassiz Fuertes Papers, 1892-1954

Collection Number: 2662

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
Louis Agassiz Fuertes papers, 1892-1954, 1892-1927 (bulk)
Collection Number:
2662
Creator:
Louis Agassiz Fuertes, 1874-1927
Quantity:
c. 35 cubic ft.; 25 Map case folders
Forms of Material:
Notes, notebooks, journals, sketchbooks, diaries, articles, photographs, negatives, letters, artwork.
Repository:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
The papers of Louis Agassiz Fuertes (1874-1927), an ornithologist and a painter of birds. Includes student notes, notebooks, journals and sketchbooks; diaries; journals from expedition, many including sketches; notes; articles by and about Fuertes. The collection also contains artwork.
Language:
Collection material in English


BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE

FUERTES, LOUIS AGASSIZ (February 7, 1874-August 22, 1927), artist-naturalist, was born at Ithaca, N.Y. His father, Estevan Antonio Fuertes, was a descendant of a prominent Spanish family. His mother, Mary Stone Perry Fuertes, of Dutch and English ancestry, was born in Troy, N.Y. His talent in drawing and his love of birds began to show at an early age and developed without particular encouragement from parents or friends. By the time he was eight or nine years old he had definitely focused his attention upon painting birds, and when he was fourteen, according to an autobiographical sketch, his career was definitely settled. He received his education in the public schools of Ithaca, N.Y., then in 1892 accompanied his parents to Europe and spent the year in a preparatory school in Zurich, Switzerland. On his return he entered Cornell University and was graduated with the class of 1897. In 1894, while on a glee club trip to Washington, D.C., he met Elliott Coues and showed him some of his paintings. The encouragement which he received from the ornithologist was apparently a deciding factor in his career. Following his graduation from Cornell he spent a year studying with Abbott H. Thayer, which improved his technique very materially, and with him and his son, Gerald Thayer, he went to Florida in the spring of 1898 . This was the first of a series of expeditions which widened his knowledge of the birds of North America. In 1899 he went to Alaska with the famed Harriman expedition, and two years later be visited western Texas and New Mexico with a party from the United States Biological Survey. With Dr. F.M. Chapman, curator of birds at the American Museum in New York City, between 1902 and 1913 he visited the Bahamas, the Pacific Coast, the prairies of Saskatchewan and the Canadian Rockies, the Cuthbert Rookery in Florida, Yucatan and eastern Mexico, and Colombia, South America. In addition to these expeditions Fuertes visited Jamaica on his wedding journey in 1904; the Magdalen Islands and Bird Rock in 1909 with Leonard Cutler Sanford; and after a dozen years spent mostly in his studio at Ithaca, in 1926-27 he made an expedition to little-known parts of Abyssinia with Dr. Wilfred H. Osgood for the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago. From 1923 to 1927 he was lecturer in ornithology at Cornell University.
Fuertes was a tireless worker in the field and never lost an opportunity to add to his collection of birds or sketches. At the time of his death he left a collection of some 3,500 beautifully prepared bird skins and over a thousand field and studio sketches of more than 400 different kinds of birds. His greatest collection, however, was the series of mental images of each bird which seemed to be indelibly impressed upon his mind with all the accuracy of a photographic plate. When examining a bird, his concentration was supreme; he was oblivious to everything about him; and during these moments, apparently, details of pose and expression were so fixed in his mind that years afterwards he could reproduce them with his pencil and brush without the slightest hesitation. His paintings, which illustrate most of the leading bird books published between 1896 and 1927, are characterized by a beauty of draftsmanship and a devotion to truth which are manifested not only in the accuracy of every detail of plumage and form, but in the perfection attained in reproducing the characteristic attitudes and expressions of each species. On June 2, 1904, Fuertes was married to Margaret F. Sumner of Ithaca, by whom he had two children. He was killed in a grade-crossing accident in 1927.
[Biographical Note written by Arthur A. Allen and taken from The Dictionary of American Biography, vol. VII (Charles Scribner's Sons: New York, 1931), p.53.]

COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

Includes correspondence, often illustrated and including anecdotes and descriptions of expeditions, with ornithologists, fellow artists, and naturalists, especially on the subject of bird coloration and "concealing coloration"; personal correspondence on the Savage Club of Ithaca; and letters to his daughter, Mary Fuertes Boynton, from Fuertes' friends and colleagues about Fuertes and his work. Student notes, notebooks, journals and sketchbooks; diaries; journals from expeditions, many including sketches; notes; articles by and about Fuertes; photographs of Fuertes; photographs taken by him on expeditions to South America, Mexico and the Caribbean; photographic negatives of Fuertes' sketches; color proofs of reproductions of Fuertes' paintings; and several sketchbooks. Artwork includes over 1,000 pieces, most of which are pencil, ink, or preliminary watercolor sketches of birds, groups of birds, and anatomical details; over 100 are finished watercolors and chalk drawings. Includes Fuertes' pocket knife. Major correspondents include Richard E. Bishop, Mary Fuertes Boynton, Courtenay Brandreth, Frank M. Chapman, Elliot Coues, E.H. Forbush, Witmer Stone, George Miksch Sutton, Abbott Thayer and Hendrik Willem van Loon. Also one copper printing plate of L.A.F. holding a bird. Also a Great Horned Owl print by Beck Engraving Philadelphia numbered 38 of 1500.
Two volume souvenir album entitled "A Souvenir of the Harriman Alaska Expedition, May - August 1899," "Volume 1, New York to Cook Inlet" and "Volume II, Cook Inlet to Bering Strait and the Return Voyage," includes ca. 254 photographs taken primarily by Edward S. Curtis and C. Hart Merriam and compiled by Edward H. Harriman for expedition participants of Arctic landscapes, people, plants, and animals as well as a map of the expedition route. Also shows expedition members including Harriman and family, John Burroughs, John Muir, Benjamin K. Emerson, and Louis Agassiz Fuertes. Photographs are identified.
SUBJECTS

Names:
Fuertes, Louis Agassiz, 1874-1927
Boynton, Mary Fuertes
Bishop, Richard E
Brandreth, Courtnay
Chapman, Frank M
Coues, Elliott, 1842-1899
Forbush, E.H.
Stone, Whitmer
Sutton, George Miksch, b.1898
Thayer, Abbot Handerson, 1849-1921
Van Loon, Hendrik Willem, 1882-1944
Savage Club (Ithaca, N.Y.)

Subjects:
Ornithology--Study and teaching
Birds
Birds in art
Animal painting and illustration.
Natural history illustration.

Form and Genre Terms:
Photographs.
Photoprints.
Photonegatives.
Sketches.
Sketchbooks
Drawings.
Paintings.

Occupations:
Ornithologists
Artists


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Items labeled as "Ornithology" are on deposit for the Laboratory of Ornithology.
Artwork is arranged in part by old three digit AOU species identification number. Items with 4 digit numbers can be found using the Lab of Ornithology art database. A printed copy of the Fuertes items from this database are with the printed guide.
Access Restrictions:
Access to original artwork is restricted to permission of archivist and requires advance appointment.
Available Copies:
Chronological Field Catalogues #1 and #2 are available on microfilm (positive and negative).
Thesis "The Coloration of Birds" is available on microfilm (positive and negative).
Original of thesis in Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.
All artwork and selected photographs have been digitized and are available in the Louis Agassiz Fuertes Ornithological Artwork database.
See also RELATED MATERIALS, below.
Cite As:
Louis Agassiz Fuertes Papers, #2662. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.

RELATED MATERIAL

The Louis Agassiz Fuertes Ornithological Artwork database is a searchable database of 2500 ornithological illustrations by Fuertes. These illustrations have been drawn from Cornell's H.F. Johnson Museum, its Laboratory of Ornithology, the Palmer Collection (Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library), as well as from the Fuertes papers themselves.
The Harriman Alaska Expedition Journal provides both a transcription and digitized copy of a personal journal kept by Fuertes during an 1899 scientific expedition along the Alaskan coast.
See also the Library of Congress exhibit The Harriman Alaska Expedition: Chronicles and Souvenirs May to August 1899, a private souvenir album created collectively by the members of the Alaskan expedition.
SERIES LIST

Series I. Correspondence
Boxes 1-19, 33-34
General
Abbot Thayer letters
Savage Club of Ithaca
Mary Fuertes Boynton
Series II. Personal Papers, Loose Sketches, and Manuscript Materials
Boxes 20-23, 29-31, 35, 114, 116, 131 and Map Case Folders 1,3-4
Student Notebooks and Early Sketches
Journals and Field Notebooks
Student Papers and Manuscripts
Various Personal Papers and Loose Sketches
Series III. Printed material (bound)
Box 24
Series IV. Prints and Proofs of Illustrations for Published Works
Box 31, 120, 124
Various Publication
Birds of Massachusetts and Other New England States
Louis Agassiz Fuertes and the Singular Beauty of Birds
Birds of New York by Howard Eaton
Series V. Photographic Materials
Boxes 25-28, 31, 36-38, 46-61, 112, 113, 115, 117, 129, 130
Photographs and 35mm slides
Negatives
Series VII. Artwork
Boxes 41-45, 62-111, 118-128, Map case Folders 6-23, 25 and Framed Items
Arranged by Rare and Manuscript Numbers
Arranged by Laboratory of Ornithology Numbers
Artwork Not Found in Database

CONTAINER LIST

Container
Description
Date
Box 1 Folder 1
October 6, 1892-November 23, 1896
Box 1 Folder 2
December 4, 1896-May 13, 1897
Box 1 Folder 3
May 15-December 3, 1897
Box 1 Folder 4
February 14-December 27, 1898
Box 1 Folder 5
January 10-May 16, 1899
Box 1 Folder 6
May-July 18, 1899 (Harriman Alaska Expedition)
Box 1 Folder 7
August 12-December 29, 1899
Box 1 Folder 8
January 2-July 31, 1900
Box 1 Folder 9
September 2-December 27, 1900
Box 1 Folder 10
January 3-April 6, 1900
Box 1 Folder 11
April 13-late May, 1901 (Texas expedition #'s 1-10)
Box 1 Folder 12
June 9-July 14, 1901 (Texas expedition #'s 11-16)
Box 2 Folder 1
July 19-August 13, 1901 (Texas expedition #'s 17-21)
Box 2 Folder 2
August 14-November 26, 1901 (Texas expedition Vs 22-23)
Box 2 Folder 3
December 5-29, 1901
Box 2 Folder 4
January 5-February 14, 1902
Box 2 Folder 5
February 17-April 30, 1902
Box 2 Folder 6
Late April-June 1902
Box 2 Folder 7
July 9-September 30, 1902
Box 2 Folder 8
October 2-November 28, 1902
Box 2 Folder 9
December 4-31, 1902
Box 2 Folder 10
January 1-February 17, 1903
Box 2 Folder 11
February 17-March 1903
Box 2 Folder 12
March 24-April 17, 1903
Box 2 Folder 13
April 17-August 12, 1903
Box 3 Folder 1
August 14-October 28, 1903
Box 3 Folder 2
November 4-December 30, 1903 and n.d.
Box 3 Folder 3
January 4-April 29, 1904
Box 3 Folder 4
May 3-December 27, 1904
Box 3 Folder 5
January 8-May 12, 1905
Box 3 Folder 6
May 16-September 16, 1905
Box 3 Folder 7
September 20-December 16, 1905 and n.d. 1905
Box 3 Folder 8
January 11-December 5, 1906
Box 3 Folder 9
January 16-August 30, 1907
Box 3 Folder 10
September 4-December 28, 1907
Box 3 Folder 11
January 2-May 27, 1908
Box 3 Folder 12
June 5-October 28, 1908
Box 4 Folder 1
October 31, 1908-January 18, 1909
Box 4 Folder 2
c. January 1909-March 31, 1909
Box 4 Folder 3
April 13, 1909-May 26, 1909
Box 4 Folder 4
June 1-July 29, 1909
Box 4 Folder 5
August 10 or 11-October 22, 1909
Box 4 Folder 6
November 3-December 31, 1909 and n.d. (c. 1909)
Box 4 Folder 7
January 3-31, 1910
Box 4 Folder 8
February 2-March 31, 1910
Box 4 Folder 9
April 3-May 12, 1910
Box 4 Folder 10
May 13-June 26, 1910
Box 4 Folder 11
June 27-July 18, 1910 (incl. review of "Concealing Coloration in the Animal Kingdom" by Chapman)
Box 4 Folder 12
July 21-August 31, 1910
Box 5 Folder 1
September 2-November 30, 1910
Box 5 Folder 2
December 4-26, 1910 and c. 1910
Box 5 Folder 3
January 5-February 28, 1911
Box 5 Folder 4
March 1-April 24, 1911
Box 5 Folder 5
May 2-July 29, 1911
Box 5 Folder 6
August 2-30, 1911
Box 5 Folder 7
c. September 1-October 25, 1911
Box 5 Folder 8
November 7-December 15, 1911
Box 5 Folder 9
December18-31, 1911 and c. 1911
Box 5 Folder 10
January 1-31, 1912
Box 5 Folder 11
February 2-28, 1912
Box 5 Folder 12
March 1-27, 1912
Box 5 Folder 13
April2-30, 1912
Box 5 Folder 14
May 1-28, 1912
Box 5 Folder 15
June1-30, 1912
Box 6 Folder 1
July 1-30, 1912
Box 6 Folder 2
August 8-October 8, 1912
Box 6 Folder 3
October 9-November 25, 1912
Box 6 Folder 4
November 26-December 17, 1912
Box 6 Folder 5
December 18-31, 1912
Box 6 Folder 6
January 2-April 24, 1913
Box 6 Folder 7
May 2-June 17, 1913
Box 6 Folder 8
June 18-July 31, 1913
Box 6 Folder 9
August3 or 4-September 29, 1913
Box 6 Folder 10
October 1-25, 1913
Box 6 Folder 11
October 28-December 10, 1913
Box 6 Folder 12
December 10-December 31, 1913
Box 7 Folder 1
January 1-March 2, 1914
Box 7 Folder 2
March 3-April 23, 1914
Box 7 Folder 3
April 25-May 28, 1914
Box 7 Folder 4
June 1-August 31, 1914
Box 7 Folder 5
September 9-November 5, 1914
Box 7 Folder 6
November 10-December 9, 1914
Box 7 Folder 7
December 11-31, 1914 and n.d. (c. 1914)
Box 7 Folder 8
January 1-31, 1915
Box 7 Folder 9
February 1-21 1915
Box 7 Folder 10
March1-31, 1915
Box 7 Folder 11
April1-21, 1915
Box 8 Folder 1
April 22-May 6, 1915
Box 8 Folder 2
May 11-June 31 and c. June 1915
Box 8 Folder 3
July 2-August 31, 1915
Box 8 Folder 4
September 1-27, 1915
Box 8 Folder 5
September 28-October 13, 1915
Box 8 Folder 6
October 14-November 8, 1915
Box 8 Folder 7
November 9-29, 1915
Box 8 Folder 8
December 1-21, 1915
Box 8 Folder 9
December 21-31, 1915 and n.d.
Box 8 Folder 10
January 3-31, 1916
Box 8 Folder 11
February 1-25, 1916
Box 8 Folder 12
February 25-March 14, 1916
Box 9 Folder 1
March 14-31, 1916
Box 9 Folder 2
April4-30, 1916
Box 9 Folder 3
May 2-23, 1916
Box 9 Folder 4
May 24-June 21, 1916
Box 9 Folder 5
June 22-30, 1916
Box 9 Folder 6
July 1-31, 1916
Box 9 Folder 7
August 2-29, 1916
Box 9 Folder 8
September 2-October 5, 1916
Box 9 Folder 9
October 5-31, 1916
Box 9 Folder 10
November 4-30, 1916
Box 9 Folder 11
December 1-13, 1916
Box 9 Folder 12
December14-26, 1916
Box 9 Folder 13
December27-31, 1916 and c. 1916
Box 10 Folder 1
January 1-15, 1917
Box 10 Folder 2
January 16-24, 1917
Box 10 Folder 3
January 25-February 7, 1917 and c. January 1917
Box 10 Folder 4
February 8-22, 1917
Box 10 Folder 5
February 23-March 9, 1917
Box 10 Folder 6
March 10-31, 1917
Box 10 Folder 7
April1-30, 1917
Box 10 Folder 8
May 2-29, 1917
Box 10 Folder 9
June 20-July 28, 1917
Box 10 Folder 10
August 30-September 28, 1917
Box 10 Folder 11
October 1-30, 1917 and c. 1917
Box 10 Folder 12
November2-28, 1917 and c. November 1917
Box 10 Folder 13
December2-30, 1917 and c. 1917
Box 11 Folder 1
January 1-31, 1918
Box 11 Folder 2
February 5-28, 1918
Box 11 Folder 3
March 1-28, 1918
Box 11 Folder 4
April 1-29, 1918
Box 11 Folder 5
May 2-June 26 and n.d. May 1918
Box 11 Folder 6
June 27-July 27, 1918
Box 11 Folder 7
August 3-September 30, 1918
Box 11 Folder 8
October1-26, 1918
Box 11 Folder 9
October 28-December 5, 1918
Box 11 Folder 10
December 7-31, 1918 and c. 1918
Box 11 Folder 11
January 2-31, 1919
Box 11 Folder 12
February1-28, 1919
Box 11 Folder 13
March 1-31, 1919
Box 11 Folder 14
April 9-31, 1919
Box 11 Folder 15
May 1-31, 1919
Box 11 Folder 16
June 2-30, 1919
Box 12 Folder 1
July 1-August 26, 1919
Box 12 Folder 2
September 2-October 20, 1919
Box 12 Folder 3
October 21-November 29, 1919
Box 12 Folder 4
December 1-20, 1919 and c. 1919
Box 12 Folder 5
January 3-30, 1920
Box 12 Folder 6
February 2-28, 1920
Box 12 Folder 7
March 1-23, 1920
Box 12 Folder 8
March 24-April 9, 1920
Box 12 Folder 9
April 9-22, 1920
Box 12 Folder 10
May 1-29, 1920
Box 12 Folder 11
June 1-30, 1920
Box 12 Folder 12
July 1-30, 1920
Box 12 Folder 13
August 8-September 20, 1920
Box 13 Folder 1
October 1-November 30, 1920
Box 13 Folder 2
December 3-30, 1920 and n.d. 1920
Box 13 Folder 3
January 4-31, 1921
Box 13 Folder 4
February 2-18, 1921
Box 13 Folder 5
February 19-March 10, 1921
Box 13 Folder 6
March 10-31, 1921
Box 13 Folder 7
April 1-30, 1921
Box 13 Folder 8
May 3-25, 1921
Box 13 Folder 9
May 26-June 11, 1921
Box 13 Folder 10
June 20-August 11, 1921
Box 13 Folder 11
August 12-September 30, 1921
Box 13 Folder 12
October 3-November 15, 1921
Box 13 Folder 13
November 16-December 21, 1921
Box 13 Folder 14
December 22-31, and n.d. 1921
Box 14 Folder 1
January 5-February 27, 1922
Box 14 Folder 2
March 1-31, 1922
Box 14 Folder 3
April1-30, 1922
Box 14 Folder 4
May 1-June 30, 1922
Box 14 Folder 5
July 1-August 22, 1922 (Letter of August 22 includes a copy of "Conservation and the Public Mind.")
Box 14 Folder 6
September 4-October 31, 1922
Box 14 Folder 7
November 2-December 30, 1922 and n.d. 1922
Box 14 Folder 8
January 2-30, 1923
Box 14 Folder 9
February 1-March 30, 1923
Box 14 Folder 10
April 5-30, 1923
Box 14 Folder 11
May 2-June 19, 1923
Box 14 Folder 12
July 3-September 10, 1923
Box 14 Folder 13
September10-28, 1923
Box 15 Folder 1
October 1-31, 1923
Box 15 Folder 2
November 1-24, 1923
Box 15 Folder 3
November 25-December 29, 1923 and n.d. 1923
Box 15 Folder 4
January 2-February 23, 1924
Box 15 Folder 5
March 6-April 29, 1924
Box 15 Folder 6
May 3-June 29, 1924
Box 15 Folder 7
July 3-31, 1924
Box 15 Folder 8
August 4-31, 1924 and c. July and August 1924
Box 15 Folder 9
September 6-October 31, 1924 and n.d. (c. October 1924)
Box 15 Folder 10
November 1-December 11, 1924
Box 15 Folder 11
December 12-31 and c. 1924
Box 15 Folder 12
January 1-31, 1925
Box 16 Folder 1
February 2-27, 1925
Box 16 Folder 2
March 2-April 30, 1925
Box 16 Folder 3
May 4-June 14, 1925
Box 16 Folder 4
June 15-July 24, 1925 and c. July 1925
Box 16 Folder 5
August 1-September 27, 1925
Box 16 Folder 6
October 1-November 29, 1925
Box 16 Folder 7
December 1-31, 1925
Box 16 Folder 8
January 4-February 28, 1926
Box 16 Folder 9
March 3-April 17, 1926
Box 16 Folder 10
April 19-30, 1926
Box 16 Folder 11
May 3-June 20, 1926
Box 16 Folder 12
June 21-August 2, 1926
Box 17 Folder 1
August 2-30, 1926 and c. July and August 1926
Box 17 Folder 2
September 1-22, 1926 and c. September 1926
Box 17 Folder 3
October 3-29, 1926 and c. October-December 1926
Box 17 Folder 4
November 12, 1926-May 10, 1927
Box 17 Folder 5
May 12-June 3, 1927
Box 17 Folder 6
June 9-December 24, 1927
Box 17 Folder 7
n.d. A-C
Box 17 Folder 8
n.d. D-F
Box 17 Folder 9
G-K
Box 17 Folder 10
L-O
Box 17 Folder 11
P-S
Box 17 Folder 12
T,W
Box 17 Folder 13
Correspondence with Frederick H. Kennard,1912-1924 and n.d. (ADDITIONAL)
Box 17 Folder 14
Correspondence with Hendrik Willem van Loon, 1933 and 1943
Box 18 Folder 1
Thayer, 1896-1897
Box 18 Folder 2
Thayer, 1898-1900
Box 18 Folder 3
Thayer, 1901-1903
Box 18 Folder 4
Thayer, 1909-1912
Box 18 Folder 5
Thayer, 1913-1917
Box 19 Folder 1
January 21-May 19, 1915
Box 19 Folder 2
May 20-June 4. 1915
Box 19 Folder 3
July-October 1941
Box 19 Folder 4
November 1941-March 1942
Box 19 Folder 5
April 1942-December 1943, n.d. 1943
Box 19 Folder 6
March 1947-October 1949
Box 19 Folder 7
November-December 1949
Box 19 Folder 8
January-May 1950
Box 19 Folder 9
June-December 1950
Box 19 Folder 10
January 1951-May 1952
Box 19 Folder 11
January 1953-March 1954
Box 19 Folder 12
September 1963
Index to correspondence
Box 33-34
Alphabetical card file recording correspondents, dates, box/folder numbers
Box 20
Herbarium and Plant Description includes pressed specimens (fragile)
1892
Box 20
Mineralogy - includes architectural sketches, lecture notes
c. 1895
Box 20
German Literature lecture notes and other notes
1895
Box 20
Proofs Corrected and Accepted for the Seventh Report of the New York Forest, Fish and Game Commission lithographs with annotations
1901
Box 20
Notes on Geology and Lithology
1895
Box 20
Plant Physiology, Botany, Course 1 Lecture
1895
Box 20
Physics Notes
c. 1895
Box 20
Anatomical Methods - Notes
1895
Box 20
Details and Sketches of Railings, Mouldings, etc.
1895
Box 20
Notes on Physics Lectures
1894
Box 20
'History of England - Geography Notes, c. 1895 Notes on Physics - Sound and Optics
1895
Box 131
Birds
c. 1889
Box 131
Botany
c. 1892
Box 131
Report - Histology
1897
Box 131
Report on the Work in Histology
1896
Box 131
Report - Histological Laboratory
1897
Box 131
Comparison Between the Scapulae of Man and the Cat
Box 131
The Humerus of Man
1895
Box 131
Entomology Practicum
1896
Box 131
Report on First Week's Work - Histology
1897
Box 131
Report on Third Week's Work - Histology Digestive and Respiratory Systems
1897
Box 131
Materials of Constructions
1894
Box 131
Statistical Catalogue of Birds
Box 131
School Notebook - 5th grade
c. 1884
Box 131
Bird Lists
1898-1902
Box 21 Folder 1
Ink Drawing - Birds of Prey
Box 131 Folder 1
Vertebrate Zoology Drawings
Box 131 Folder 2
Pencil Sketch of a Raccoon
Box 131 Folder 3
Proof of pen and ink drawing of flying game birds
Box 131 Folder 4
Proof of pen and ink logo of Thomkins County Fish and Game Club
Box 21
Sketch book: European Trip
1895
Box 21
Log of Florida Trip, begun March 15th 1898; Alaska Expedition, May 28-Aug 12, 1899 (digital copy available); Adirondack Mountains - February 18 - 25, 1901; South and Southwest Texas - April 13 to September 1901
1898-1901
Box 21 Folder 2
Photocopy of Log of Florida Trip; Alaska Expedition; Adirondack Mountains and S. and S.W. Texas
Box 21
Trip to California
1903
Includes a bird list and a list of paintings sold and information concerning ownership of originals in back.
Box 21
The Standard Daily Reminder(few entries)
1905
Box 21
The Standard Diary (pocket diary)
1911
Box 21
Date Book for 1913: Journal of Colombian Expedition
January 8-May 8, 1913
Box 21
Date Book for 1920 (few entries)
Box 21
Record: Abyssinia, 1926-1927 (unlabelled)
October 1926 - February 1927
October 4, 1926-February 27, 1927
Box 21
Journal: Abyssinia, 1926-1927, Volume II
March 2-April 30th, 1927
Box 21
Catalogue: Abyssinia, 1926-7
Blank except for numbers and sketch on inside of back cover.
Box 35 Folder 1
Chronological Field Catalogue I: Birds in the Collection of Louis Agassiz Fuertes (also available on microfilm)
1898-1910
Box 35 Folder 2
Chronological Field Catalogue II: Birds in the Collection of Louis Agassiz Fuertes (also available on microfilm)
1910-1921
Box 114
Bound version of digitized Alaska expedition journal
Box 22 Folder 1
DeQuincy's Boyhood
December 11, 1893
Box 22 Folder 2
Macaulay's Horatius
March 14, 1894
Box 22 Folder 3
Oxford in Johnson's Time
October 24, 1895
Box 22 Folder 4
The Tuesday Afternoon Coaching Club
November 21, 1895
Box 22 Folder 5
The Advantages of Travel
April 30, 1896
Box 22 Folder 6-7
The Coloration of Birds, B.A. Thesis
May 2, 1896
Box 22 Folder 8
Oliver Wendell Holmes
Box 22 Folder 9
Incidents in the Life of John James Audubon
Box 22 Folder 10
Miscellaneous essays
Box 22 Folder 11
Lecture to the blind
Box 22 Folder 12
Notes on bird songs
Box 22 Folder 13
Cornell University lectures
Box 22 Folder 14
L.A.F. and his connection with Cornell University
Box 22 Folder 15
National Character As Influenced By Climate
Box 22 Folder 16
Relation of Structural Developments and Habits of Birds
Box 22 Folder 17
The Louis Fuertes Story [by Romeyn Berry]
Box 22 Folder 18-21
Manuscript pages of reminiscences written by Mary Katherine Fuertes
Box 22 Folder 22
L.A.F.'s childhood
Box 22 Folder 23-37
Narrative of Abyssinian Expedition
Box 23 Folder 1-3
Discussion of owls
Box 23 Folder 4-5
Discussion of dogs
Box 23 Folder 6
Game calendar materials
Handwritten information about the bird for each month. The finished calendar is in Box 120.
Box 31 Folder 13
Manuscript notes about bird portraiture and travels
c. 1911
Includes writings on the Farallon Islands, Monterey, Big Bend, Abyssinia, Flamingos and Bird Portraiture
Box 23 Folder 7-9
Miscellaneous articles by Fuertes
Includes handwritten manuscripts for articles on Falconry, American Birds of Prey, and other birds; Humorous poems. Some correspondence
Box 23 Folder 10
Menus and Christmas cards designed by Fuertes and a travel brochure
Box 23 Folder 11-12
Miscellaneous printed articles
Box 23 Folder 13
Genealogy
Box 23 Folder 14
Sketch of swimming holes in Ithaca Creek
c. 1910
Box 23 Folder 15
List of birds
Box 23 Folder 16
Correspondence not written to/from Fuertes regarding conservation and copies of Senate Bill S. 1452
c. 1919-1921
Box 23 Folder 17
Photographs and correspondence mainly regarding the First World War
1915-1917
Contents of both folders contain items from William Lowndes.
Box 23 Folder 18
Booklet with pictures of trees
Box 23 Folder 19
Miscellaneous certificates
Box 23 Folder 20
List of books owned by L.A.F.
Box 23 Folder 21
Cornell Alumni News
1902 and 1946
Box 23 Folder 22
Book plates and Yearbook of the American Society of Bookplate Collectors and Designers (1956)
Box 23 Folder 23-26
Miscellaneous clippings
Box 23 Folder 27
List of Artwork by Fuertes
Typed inventory that includes subject, size, medium and if/date of publication, See box 30 for similar list.
Box 23 Folder 28
Copy of Fuertes materials from the Peter Paul Kellogg Collection, #21-18-893
Reports of the Cornell University sound recordings based on articles written by Fuertes for Bird Lore in 1913 and 1914. Note reads that there are reprints of the articles but they
Box 29
10 printing blocks
Box 29 MU-1262
Printing block with image of Fuertes holding a bird
Box 29 Folder 1
Loose sketches
Box 29 Folder 4
Pencil drawing, painting, and original painting for Christmas Card.
Box 29 Folder 5
Christmas cards designed by L.A.F.
Box 29 Folder 6
Sketches of ducks
Book illustrations. Note reads that it was from a letter dated September 4, 1912
Box 29 Folder 7
Sketch of Plaisance
Island off the coast of Newfoundland, Canada
Box 29 Folder 8-10
3 Small sketchbooks
See also Box 126 for more sketchbooks
Box 30 Folder 1-6
Inventory of Artwork by Fuertes at the Laboratory of Ornithology
Includes index numbers and locations. See box 23 for similar list.
Box 30 Folder 7
Miscellaneous
Includes clippings, awards, and speeches
Box 30 Folder 8
Birds of New York book materials
Box 30 Folder 9
Biographical Materials
Includes time line of life events, Cornell University Transcript and a card for a show of Fuertes work at the Cornell Club in 1911.
Box 30 Folder 10
Bank ledger and silhouettes of the Arthur Allen Family used on their Christmas card
Box 30 Folder 11
Correspondence, copies of correspondence and an old container list of correspondence for the collection
1912-1922
Box 30 Folder 12
Correspondence, copies of correspondence, clippings and a telegram
1911-1920
Box 30 Folder 13
Watercolor geese cut-outs
Box 30 Folder 14
Penciled geese cut-outs
Box 30 Folder 15
Louis Fuertes Bookplate
Book plates for H. Volmer, H. Dawn and Wells College were mounted and moved to Mapcase Folder 4
Box 30 Folder 16-22
Postcard collection
Unsent postcards from travels and a few with Fuertes artwork
Box 31 Folder 12
Booklet of Latin names (birds)
Box 31
Annotated book plate
Box 32
Card file of research notes
Research by Mary Boynton on her father. Includes some correspondence and lists of paintings by Fuertes and their locations
Box 116
Print: "Our Friends the Chickadees," inscribed, signed
Box 116
Letter from George Young, Jr. (Dean, College of Architecture) to George M. Sutton, relating to a dachshund foot scraper and accompanied by a sketch by Fuertes
Box 116
Small pocket knife, inscribed LAF
Mapcase Folder 1
Original Black and White Print "Passage de Quindiu, dans la Cordillere des Andes"
Mapcase Folder 3
Sketch by A. H. Thayer, handwritten note, Newspaper clipping, reproduction of a print and "Help Save the Wood Duck" poster put out by the Massachusetts Department of Conservation Division of Fisheries and Game with art by Fuertes, Poster for "Growth of an Artist: Louis Agassiz Fuertes" at Cornell University
Mapcase Folder 4
Matted bookplates; matted artist's triangle with small painting; matted sketches of fish from Fuertes' Vertebrate zoology notebook, plates 16 and 18; and matted November/December 1925 issue of The Lincoln magazine with bird illustrations by Fuertes (car colors are matched with corresponding species of bird)
Box 24
The Amateur Sportsman
September 1910
Box 24
American Forests
February 1931
Box 24
The American Museum Journal
May 1915
Box 24
Arbor and Wild Life Days, The University of the State of New York Bulletin to the schools
February, 1951
Box 24
Les Artistes d'Aujourd'hui
August 15, 1925
Box 24
Bird Lore
May-June 1938
Box 24
Blue Feathers
April 1923
Box 24
Bulletin, Boston Society of Natural History
October 1927
Box 24
Bulletin, Boston Society of Natural History
January 1928
Box 24
Carnegie Magazine
June 1956
Box 24
The Cornell Era
April 1912
Box 24
The Cornell Plantations
Spring 1956
Box 24
The Cornell Widow
June 1942
Box 24
The Eclipse of January 24, 1925 at the Fuertes Observatory
April 1925
Box 24
First American Bird Art Exhibition
April 1926
Box 24
Goodspeed's Catalogue 559
Box 24
In Memoriam: Louis Agassiz Fuertes 1874-1927
1928
Box 24
Journal of Forestry
November 1927
Box 24
The King Bird
July 1957
Box 24
The Larger North American Mammals
November 1916
Box 24
Louis Aqassiz Fuertes, 1874-1927
Box 24
Nature Magazine
September 1928
Box 24
Nature Songs and Stories
1914
Box 24
The National Geographic Magazine
December 1920
Box 24
Natural History (pp. 204-213)
March 1937
Box 24
The New York State Conservationist
February-March 1954
Box 24
The North American Review
October 1921
Box 24
The Post-Glacial History of Zonotrichia Capensis,
December 10, 1940
Box 24
Revue du Vraie et du Beau
August 25, 1925
Box 24
The Smaller North American Mammals
May 1918
Box 24
Some Common Game, Aquatic, and Rapacious Birds in Relation to Man
June 1921
Box 24
The weekly Preview
April 13, 1921
Box 116
"The Smaller North American Mammals" from National Geographic Magazine, May 1918
Box 29 Folder 2
Church and Dwight Co. (Arm and Hammer) bird cards
Box 31 Folder 3-10
Draft prints of illustrations for published works
Most have annotations.
Box 31 Folder 11
Color plate
Copy of plates from Lincoln Magazine (see Map case Folder 4) used as an advertisement for Wayne Color Plate Company.
Box 116
Additional Church and Dwight Co. (Arm and Hammer) bird cards: Series 4
Box 116
Small published versions of artwork
Box 116
Signed "enhanced" reproduction of Willow Ptarmigan
Box 120 Folder 1
Ornithology: Print entitled "Willow Ptarmigan"
Plate for 1909 Calendar
Box 120
Ornithology: Louis Agassiz Fuertes: A Calendar of Game Birds for 1909 - 12 color drawings from nature
1909
Mapcase Folder 2
Poster "Birds: Nature's Protectors made by the Arm and Hammer Baking Soda Company
Mapcase Folder 5
Matted reproduction of a painting of a Dovekie with notations by Fuertes. Reproduction print of Chestnut-Sided Warbler.
Mapcase Folder 22
Great Horned Owl print by Beck Engraving Philadelphia numbered 38 of 1500.
Mapcase Folder 24
RMC: Posters for "A Celebration of Birds"
Box 120 Folder 1
Ornithology: Bald Eagle; Turkey Vulture; Red-tailed Hawk; Duck Hawk; Osprey; Cooper's Hawk; Marsh Hawk
undated
Plate 37, Comments in pencil
Box 120 Folder 1
Ornithology: Red-shouldered Hawk; Red-tailed Hawk; Broad-winged Hawk
undated
Plate 40, Comments in pencil
Box 120 Folder 1
Ornithology: Great Gray Owl; Barred Owl; Great Horned Owl; Snowy Owl
undated
Plate 46, Comments in pencil
Box 120 Folder 1
Ornithology: Golden Eagle; Bald Eagle; Rough-legged Hawk
undated
Plate 41, Comments in pencil
Box 120 Folder 1
Ornithology: Bob-white; Canada Spruce Partridge; European Partridge
undated
Plate 34, Comments in pencil
Box 120 Folder 1
Ornithology: Passenger Pigeon; Mourning Dove
undated
Plate 36. Comments in pencil
Box 120 Folder 1
Ornithology: Duck Hawk; Pigeon Hawk; Sparrow Hawk
undated
Plate 44. Comment "A very nice plate"
Box 120 Folder 1
Ornithology: Red-bellied Woodpecker; Red-headed Woodpecker; Northern Flicker
undated
Plate 52. Comments in pencil
Box 120 Folder 1
Ornithology: Screech Owl; Hawk Owl; Richardson's Owl; Saw-whet Owl
undated
Plate 47
Box 120 Folder 1
Ornithology: Duck Hawk
1922
Plate 43
Box 120 Folder 1
Ornithology: Orchard Oriole; Baltimore Oriole; Meadowlark
1922
Plate 61
Box 120 Folder 1
Ornithology: Swallow-Kite and Stone Curlew (on one sheet)
1927
Color Plates 22 and 23
Box 120 Folder 1
Ornithology: Texas Jack Rabbit; Louisiana Heron; Poorwill; Wild Turkey; Black-necked Stilt
1901-1903
Color Plates 45-49
Box 120 Folder 1
Ornithology: Gyrfalcon and Canvasbacks
c. 1910
Color Plates 58 and 59
Box 120 Folder 1
Ornithology: Great Horned Owl
1925
Color Plate 60 (label is on back of 59)
Box 124 Folder 6
Ornithology: Grebe: Holboell's, Horned, and Pied-billed (see also 150-0020)
undated
Plate 1. 4 copies with comments in pencil and a set of plates in 5 colors
Box 124 Folder 7
Ornithology: American Egret; Sandhill Crane; Black-crowned Heron; Great Blue Heron (see also 201-0060)
undated
Plate 24
Box 124 Folder 8
Ornithology: Double-crested Cormorant; Common Cormorant; Gannet (see also 119-0030)
undated
Plate 9. 4 copies, one with comments in pencil.
Box 124 Folder 9
Ornithology: Buffle-head; Ruddy Duck; American Merganser; Red-breasted Merganser (see also 137-0040)
undated
Plate 10
Box 124 Folder 10
Ornithology: Wilson's Phalaropes (see also 222-0020)
undated
Plate 30
Box 124 Folder 11
Ornithology: Turnstone; Red-beaked Sandpiper; Stilt Sandpiper; Dowitcher; Saunderlings; Knot (see also 222-0020)
undated
Different Versions of Plate 33. 6 Copies, 3 with comments in pencil
Box 124 Folder 12
Ornithology: Killdeer Plover, American Goldern Plover; Black-bellied Plover; Semipalmated Plover (see also 272-0010)
undated
Plate 39. 2 copies, one with comments in pencil.
Box 124 Folder 13
Ornithology: Artic Tern; Common Tern; Sotty Tern; Foster's Tern; Least Lern; Roseate Tern; Black Skimmer
undated
Plate 7. 6 copies, one labelled and one with comments in pencil.
Box 124 Folder 14
Ornithology: Razor-billed Auk; Black Guillemot; Brunnich Murre; Puffin; Dovekie (see also 036-0031)
undated
Plate 3.
Box 124 Folder 15
Ornithology: Oldsquaw; American Scoter; Surf Scoter; White-winged Scoter (see also 162-0050)
undated
Plate 20. 2 copies, one with comments in pencil.
Box 124 Folder 16
Ornithology: Loon: Black-throated, Common, and Red-throated (see Johnson Museum 58.15)
undated
Plate 2. 2 copies with comments in pencil.
Box 124 Folder 17
Ornithology: King Eider; American Eider and Harlequin Ducks (see also 162-0050)
undated
Plate 19. 2 copies one with label.
Box 124 Folder 18
Ornithology: Willet; Bartramian Sandpiper (or Upland Plover); Buff-breasted Sandpiper
undated
Plate 38. 5 copies, two with comments in pencil.
Box 124 Folder 19
Ornithology: Wilson's Snipe
undated
Plate 32. 4 copies, one with comments in pencil and a set of plates in 5 colors
Box 124 Folder 20
Ornithology: Green Heron; American Bittern; Least Bittern (see also 201-0060)
undated
Plate 23. 3 copies.
Box 124 Folder 21
Ornithology: Redhead and Canvasback (see also 147-0030)
undated
Plate 16. 6 copies, one with comments in pencil.
Box 124 Folder 22
Ornithology: Northern Phalarope (see also 223-0010)
undated
Plate 29. 3 copies.
Box 124 Folder 23
Ornithology: Virginia Rail; King Rail; Clapper Rail (see also 208-0010)
undated
Plate 25. 5 copies.
Box 124 Folder 24
Ornithology: Whistling Swan; Canada Goose; Brant; Black Brant (see also 173-0021)
undated
Plate 22. 4 copies, one with comments in pencil.
Box 124 Folder 25
Ornithology: Ring-necked Duck; Lesser Scaup; Scaup (see also 150-0020)
undated
Plate 17. 3 copies, one with comments.
Box 124 Folder 26
Ornithology: Red Phalarope (see 2662-222-0020)
undated
Plate 28. 5 copies.
Box 124 Folder 27
Ornithology: Long-billed Curlew; Hudsonian Curlew; Eskimo Curlew; Marbled Godwit; Hudsonian Godwit
undated
Plate 37. 4 copies.
Box 124 Folder 28
Ornithology: Pomarine Jaeger; Long-tailed Jaeger; Parasitic Jaeger; Skua (see also 036-0031)
undated
Plate 4. 6 copies.
Box 124 Folder 29
Ornithology: Caspian Tern; Royal Tern; Black Tern
undated
Plate 8. 6 copies.
Box 124 Folder 30
Ornithology: Sabine Gull; Laughing Gull; Kittiwake; Ivory Gull; Bonaparte Gull (see also 062-0021)
undated
Plate 6. Comments in pencil.
Box 124 Folder 31
Ornithology: Ring-billed Gull; Great Black-backed Gull; Herring Gull; Glaucous Gull (see also 054-0020)
undated
Plate 5. Comments in pencil.
Box 124 Folder 32
Ornithology: Yellow Rail; Little Black Rail; Carolina Rail or Sora
undated
Plate 26
Box 124 Folder 33
Ornithology: Solitary Sandpiper; Spotted Sandpiper; Lesser Yellowlegs (see also 272-0010)
undated
Plate 36. Comments in pencil.
Box 124 Folder 34
Ornithology: American Woodcock
undated
Plate 31. Comments in pencil.
Box 124 Folder 35
Ornithology: Gadwall; Mallard; Black Duck
undated
Plate 12. 2 copies with comments in pencil.
Box 124 Folder 36
Ornithology: Blue Goose; Snow Goose; American White-fronted Goose (see 169-0090)
undated
Plate 21. Comments in pencil.
Box 124 Folder 37
Ornithology: Shoveler; Wood Duck; Blue-winged Tail (see 2662-144-0010)
undated
Plate 14. Comments in pencil.
Box 25 Folder 1-3
Photos of Fuertes' pictures (birds)
Box 25 Folder 4-5
Photos of Fuertes' pictures (mammals)
Box 25 Folder 6
Photo pulled from pamphlet: "The Eclipse of January 24, 1925 at the Fuertes Observatory"
Box 25 Folder 7
Thayer Family
Box 25 Folder 8
Neighborhood
Box 25 Folder 9
Columbia Expedition
Box 25 Folder 10
Portraits of Louis Agassiz Fuertes
Box 25 Folder 11
Expedition to Saskatchewan
Box 25 Folder 12
Studio
Box 25 Folder 13
Charles W. Knight
Box 25 Folder 14
Abyssinia Expedition
1926-1927
Box 25 Folder 15
Bahamas
Box 25 Folder 16
Fuertes' House, Barrocolorado Sheldrake L.A.F. and M.S.F. in front of studio in Ithaca and c. 1920's Family
Box 25 Folder 17
Estevan Fuertes
Box 25 Folder 18
Beach Haven party
Box 25 Folder 19
[Ethiopia] Abyssinia
Box 25 Folder 20
Photograph of an interior of the Brewster Mansion with paintings by Fuertes
Box 26
61 Envelopes containing photographs of miscellaneous landscapes
Box 27 Folder 1-12
Photographs of miscellaneous landscapes
Box 27 Folder 13-48
Birds and animals
Box 27 Folder 49-55
Miscellaneous personal photographs
Box 27 Folder 56
7 Photographs of woodpeckers (various species)
Box 27 Folder 57
10 Photographs of owls
Box 27 Folder 58
Composite photo of woodpeckers
Box 27 Folder 58
Composite photo of owls
Box 27 Folder 58
Photo of pelican
Box 27 Folder 58
Photo of hawk
Box 27 Folder 59
With Thayers in Florida
Box 27 Folder 60
Photos of Ithaca
March 1, 1909
Box 27 Folder 66
Daguerreotype of Mary Perry Fuertes (Mother Of L.A.F.) and Negatives
Box 31 Folder 1
Three photos of studio
Oversize photos
Box 31 Folder 2
Photo of L.A.F. and party at North Indian Field, St. John's Marshes, west of Melbourne, Florida
1898
Oversize photos
Box 29 Folder 3
Photographs of drawings
Box 46-61
8 X 10 photographs of artwork in binders
Box 112
35 mm. slides of artwork
Box 113
35 mm. slides of artwork
Box 115
Photo CDs of artwork
Box 116
Photo of Abbott Thayer's children with Louis Agassiz Fuertes, ca. 1900
Box 117
Photos from Alaska, Mexico, Florida Keys and Columbia expeditions
1908-1913
Box 129
A Souvenir of the Harriman Alaska Expedition, May - August 1899, Volume 1 New York to Cook Inlet
Photographs taken primarily by Edward S. Curtis and C. Hart Merriam and compiled by Edward H. Harriman for expedition participants of Arctic landscapes, people, plants, and animals as well as a map of the expedition route. Also shows expedition members including Harriman and family, John Burroughs, John Muir, Benjamin K. Emerson, and Louis Agassiz Fuertes. Photographs are identified.
Box 130
A Souvenir of the Harriman Alaska Expedition, Volume 2 Cook Inlet to Bering Strait and the Return Voyage
May - August 1899
Box 27 Folder 61-63
Negatives of pages from letters from L.A.F. which contain sketches
Box 27 Folder 64-65
Miscellaneous negatives
Box 28 Folder 1-3
Sharp-shinned hawk, Red tailed hawk, and turkeys
c. May 3, 1895
Box 28 Folder 4
Scarborough, NY
February 1898
Box 28 Folder 5
Trip to Merrit's Island
March 1898
Box 28 Folder 6-10
Indian Field, St. John's Marshes, San Grass Lake
March and April 1898
Box 28 Folder 11
Alaska
1899
Box 28 Folder 12-22
Harriman, Alaska Expedition
1899
Box 28 Folder 23-29
Bahama Islands
April 24-May 22, 1902
Box 28 Folder 30
Bahamas
1917
Box 28 Folder 31-33
With Thayers in Florida
Box 28 Folder 34
Hunter's Lake Trip
Box 28 Folder 35-36
Fuertes [div 401 turkeys
Box 28 Folder 37
Indian Field [Purple Gallinula, YellowCrested Alight Herons]
Box 28 Folder 38-45
Miscellaneous negatives
Box 29 Folder 11
3 Glass negatives
Box 36
4 X 5 negatives of artwork: 001-298
Box 37
4 X 5 negatives of artwork: 300-498
Box 38
4 X 5 negatives of artwork: 500-920
The Louis Agassiz Fuertes Ornithological Artwork database is a searchable database of 2500 ornithological illustrations by Fuertes. Each piece is identified by a unique number. If a page has a drawing on both sides, each side has a number.
The number is composed of three parts: 2662 XXX YYYZ

2662 = the collection number (this stays the same)

XXX = species

YYY = item number, Z = side of page

Guide to Species:
001-768 American Ornithologists' Union Number for North American Birds
790 Bird Parts
800 South American Birds
810 African Birds
820 Asian Birds
830 European Birds
840 Middle Eastern Birds
850 Other Regions
900 Mammals
910 Amphibians, Reptiles, Insects, etc.
920 Landscapes and other

Artworks with RMC numbers are arranged in boxes starting with the species number (XXX as shown above) and listed in ranges by those numbers. You can search by species if you know it's AOU number or region but items can also be found using the database above and looking for the ID Number given for an image. For instance all the images with an RMC number 2662-014-YYYZ would be in Box 41. The exceptions are when one species/region can be found in multiple boxes such as 800-0010 - 800-0130 in boxes 88 and 89. The other exceptions are the oversize map case items listed in parenthesis.
Laboratory of Ornithology number are not arranged by species but CAN be found in the database. In that case, an image with ID Number 2232 would be in Box 101
Box 41
001-044
Box 42
047-058
Box 43
060-080
Box 44
095-130
Box 45
131-132
Box 62
133-142
Box 63
143-151 (144-0070, 146-0050, 147-0121/22, 148-0020 in Mapcase - see below)
Box 64
153-166 (156-0100 in Mapcase - see below)
Box 65
167-178 (173-0030 in Mapcase - see below)
Box 66
180-191
Box 67
194-203 (194-0160 and 194-0180 in Mapcase - see below)
Box 68
204-224 (204-0031/32 in Mapcase - see below)
Box 69
225-266
Box 70
270- 284
Box 71
286-300 (300-0141/42, 300-0151/52 in Mapcase - see below)
Box 72
301-310 (309-0170, 309-0180, 309-0191/92, 309-0210, 310-0091/92 in Mapcase - see below)
Box 73
312-332
Box 74
333-342 (333-0090, 337-0130 in Mapcase - see below)
Box 75
343-352 (349-0301/02, 352-0050 in Mapcase - see below)
Box 76
354-362 (354-0160, 356-0190 in Mapcase - see below)
Box 77
364-372 (370-0020 in Mapcase - see below)
Box 78
373-390
Box 79
393-412
Box 80
416-452
Box 81
456-484
Box 82
486-501
Box 83
503-528
Box 84
529-563 (581-0020 is matted with 562-0010)
Box 85
567-608 (581-0020 in box 84)
Box 86
612-705
Box 87
715-790
Box 88
800-0010 - 800-0130
Box 89
800-0141 - 800-0750
Box 90
810-820
Box 91
830-860
Box 92
900-0010 - 900-0320
Box 93
900-0331 - 900-0790
Box 94
900-0800 - 900-1290, Ornithology: 2349, 2350
Box 95
900-1300 - 920-0030
Box 96
920-0040 - 920-0290
Box 97
920-0300 - 920-0660
Mapcase Folder 9
147-0121, 147-0122, 148-0020, 156-0100
Mapcase Folder 10
144-0070 and 146-0050
Mapcase Folder 11
194-0160
Mapcase Folder 12
310-0091 and 310-0092
Mapcase Folder 13
337-0130
Mapcase Folder 14
352-0050
Mapcase Folder 15
354-0160 and 356-0190
Mapcase Folder 16
173-0030
Mapcase Folder 17
204-0031 and 204-0032
Mapcase Folder 18
300-0141, 300-0142, 300-0151, 300-0152
Mapcase Folder 19
309-0170, 309-0180, 309-0191, 309-0192, 309-0210
Mapcase Folder 20
333-0090
Mapcase Folder 21
349-0301 and 349-0302
Mapcase Folder 22
370-0020
Mapcase Folder 23
194-0080
Box 98
Ornithology: 2238, 2250, 2253, 2259, 2260, 2263
Box 99
Ornithology: 2203, 2220, 2240, 2255, 2257, 2258, 2262
Box 100
Ornithology: 2239, 2254, 2264, 2280, 2295, 2298, 2313, 5206, 5208
Box 101
Ornithology: 2232, 2233, 2235, 2244, 2261, 2292, 6202, 6208, 6221-A
Box 102
Ornithology: 2210, 2223, 2231, 2237, 2245, 2294, 5211, 5213
Box 103
Ornithology: 2206, 2207, 2208, 2230, 2236, 2249
Box 104
Ornithology: 2251, 2282, 2289, 2290, 2291, 2317, 2342, 2344, 5001
Box 105
Ornithology: 5202, 5207, 5210, 5212, 5217, 5221-A, 5231, 5233, 5234
Box 106
Ornithology: 2222, 5253-A, 5253-B, 5253-C, 6210, 6213, 6216, 6222, 6237
Box 107
Ornithology: 1224, 2226, 2234, 2266
Box 108
Ornithology: 2287, 2288, 2299, 2316, 5215, 6227
Box 109
Ornithology: 1, 2, 3, 2201, 2202, 2297, 2300, 2302, 2303, 2304, 2305, 6238, 6117, Whip-poor-will, unnumbered
Box 110
Ornithology: 2340, 2341, 2343, 5203, 5204, 5209, 5214, 5218, 5226, 5230, 5260, 5261, 5262, 5263, 5264, 5265, 5266, 5267, 5268, 5269, 5270, 5271, 5272
Box 111
Ornithology: 6200-A, 6200-B, 6201-A, 6201-B, 6203, 6204, 6211, 6212, 6214, 6215, 6218, 6219, 6220, 6221-B, 6223, 6224, 6226, 6236
Box 118
Ornithology: 2786, 2286, 2252, 2293, 2284, 2314, 2204, 2304, 2221, 2315, 6207, 2791 (framed).
Box 119
Ornithology: 2215, 2782, 2789, 2274, 2217, 2277, 2218, 2276, 2216, 2275, 2205
Box 120
Ornithology: 2783, 2788, 2268, 2785, 2265, 2787, 2279, 2285, 2271, 2228, Pileated woodpecker print
Mapcase Framed Items
Ornithology: 2214, 2267, 2273, 2770
Mapcase Folder 6
Ornithology: 2246, 2296, 5220
Mapcase Folder 7
Ornithology: 5216, 5221, 5222, 5229
Mapcase Folder 8
Ornithology: 2247, 2248, 5205
Box 121
Ornithology: Citizen Bird gouaches: Mallard, Pied-billed Grebe, White-breasted Nuthatch, White-throated Sparrow, Black Duck, Snowy Owl, Rose-breasted Grosbeak, Green-winged Teal, Song Sparrow, Black and White Warbler, Hooded Merganser, Ruddy Turnstone, Black-capped Chickadee, Tree Swallow, Spotted Sandpiper, Eastern Wood-Pewee.
Box 122
Ornithology: Citizen Bird gouaches: Cowbird, Brown Creeper, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Grosbeak, Oldsquaw, Hermit Thrush, American Woodcock, Red-eyed Vireo, Golden Plover.
Box 123
Ornithology: Citizen Bird gouaches: Wilson's Snipe, Common Tern, Least Sandpiper, Bank Swallow, Brown Thrasher, Baltimore Oriole, Snow Bunting, Eastern Kingbird, Wood Duck, Marsh Wren, Ovenbird, Northern Yellowthroat.
Box 116
Ornithology: Christmas cards (#8205), Pencil sketch of bear (#5227), Archaeopteryx sketch and humorous poem, n.d. (#5219), Signed mounted published sketch of White or Arctic fox and Pribilof Blue fox (#2346)
Box 124 Folder 3
Ornithology: Kadiak Pine Grosbeak (2037?) - Color Print
1899
Box 124 Folder 4
Ornithology: Long-tailed Jaeger - Black and white print
Box 124 Folder 5
Ornithology: Night-hawk and Whip-poor-will - Color Print
Box 124
Ornithology: Booklet: Dogs by Louis Agassiz Fuertes - First Proof, Beck Engraving Company, 1918, article from Nature and Science for Young Folks, with illustrations by Fuertes (2377)
Box 125
Ornithology: Church and Dwight baking soda card originals, 30-1, 30-2, 30-3, 30-5, 30-6, 30-7 x2, 30-8, 30-10, 30-11, 30-13, 30-14, 30-15, 30-16, 30-17, 30-18, 30-19, 30-20, 30-21, 30-22, 30-23, 30-24, 30-25, 30-26, 30-27, 30-28, 30-29, 30-30
Box 126
Ornithology: 2209 Sunfish, 2359, 2360, 2790, 6225, 2374 2375, 2376, 2378; Christmas cards: 2380, 2381, 2382, 2383, 2384, 2385, 2386, 2387, 2388; Self portrait: 2379; Trail signs: 6228, 6229, 6230, 6231, 6232, 6233, 6234, 6235; Sketchbooks, some from Europe trip: 8202, 8203, 8204; 2 negatives (1 glass, 1 plastic) of a lion made of snow by Fuertes.
Box 127
Ornithology: Test print run pages of illustrations for Birds of New York.
Box 128
Ornithology: March wren drawing and frame
Mapcase Folder 25
RMC: Pencil drawings of animals by Fuertes with color copies of final printed illustrations.