Guide to the Louis Agassiz Fuertes Papers,
1892-1954

Collection Number: 2662

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library

Contact Information:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
2B Carl A. Kroch Library
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853
(607) 255-3530
Fax: (607) 255-9524
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http://rmc.library.cornell.edu
Compiled by:
1980, S. Lee;
1983, G. Solomon, A. Gilbert;
1987, M.E. Warren;
1996, M.E. Hale
Date completed:
1983;
Additions 1987, 1996, 1999
EAD encoding:
1999, S. Ragnarsdottir, D. Ruddy
Last modified:
Evan Earle, May 2013

© 1999 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. 16 cubic ft.
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 (Feb. 7, 1874-Aug. 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.
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

Form and Genre Terms:
Sketchbooks
Photoprints
Photonegatives
Paintings

Occupations:
Ornithologists
Artists


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Items labeled as Ornithology or L of O 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:
All drawings are restricted to permission of archivist and require 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
General.
Boxes 1-17
Abbot Thayer letters
Box 18
Savage Club of Ithaca Correspondence
Box 19
Mary Fuertes Boynton
Box 19
Series II. Student papers and manuscript material Boxes 20-22, 31, 114
Series III. Printed material Box 24
Series IV. Prints Box 31
Series V. Photographs Boxes 25-27, 31, 46-61, 112, 113, 115, 117, 129, 130
Series VI. Negatives Box 28, 36-38
Series VII. Miscellaneous Boxes 23, 29-32, 116
Series VIII. Artwork Boxes 41-45, 62-111, 118-128, Mapcase Drawers CC# 9-10, II-7

CONTAINER LIST

Description
Container
General
Oct. 6, 1892-Nov. 23, 1896
Box 1 Folder 1
Dec. 4, 1896-May 13, 1897
Box 1 Folder 2
May 15-Dec. 3, 1897
Box 1 Folder 3
Feb. 14-Dec. 27, 1898
Box 1 Folder 4
Jan. 10-May 16, 1899
Box 1 Folder 5
May-July 18, 1899 (Harriman Alaska Expedition)
Box 1 Folder 6
Aug. 12-Dec. 29, 1899
Box 1 Folder 7
Jan. 2-July 31, 1900
Box 1 Folder 8
Sept. 2-Dec. 27, 1900
Box 1 Folder 9
Jan. 3-Apr. 6, 1900
Box 1 Folder 10
Apr. 13-late May, 1901 (Texas expedition #'s 1-10)
Box 1 Folder 11
June 9-July 14, 1901 (Texas expedition #'s 11-16)
Box 1 Folder 12
July 19-Aug. 13, 1901 (Texas expedition #'s 17-21)
Box 2 Folder 1
Aug. 14-Nov. 26, 1901 (Texas expedition Vs 22-23)
Box 2 Folder 2
Dec. 5-29, 1901
Box 2 Folder 3
Jan. 5-Feb. 14, 1902
Box 2 Folder 4
Feb. 17-Apr. 30, 1902
Box 2 Folder 5
Late Apr.-June 1902
Box 2 Folder 6
July 9-Sept. 30, 1902
Box 2 Folder 7
Oct. 2-Nov. 28, 1902
Box 2 Folder 8
Dec. 4-31, 1902
Box 2 Folder 9
Jan. 1-Feb. 17, 1903
Box 2 Folder 10
Feb. 17-Mar. 1903
Box 2 Folder 11
Mar. 24-Apr. 17, 1903
Box 2 Folder 12
Apr. 17-Aug. 12, 1903
Box 2 Folder 13
Aug. 14-Oct. 28, 1903
Box 3 Folder 1
Nov. 4-Dec. 30, 1903 and n.d.
Box 3 Folder 2
Jan. 4-Apr. 29, 1904
Box 3 Folder 3
May 3-Dec. 27, 1904
Box 3 Folder 4
Jan. 8-May 12, 1905
Box 3 Folder 5
May 16-Sept. 16, 1905
Box 3 Folder 6
Sept. 20-Dec. 16, 1905 and n.d. 1905
Box 3 Folder 7
Jan. 11-Dec. 5, 1906
Box 3 Folder 8
Jan. 16-Aug. 30, 1907
Box 3 Folder 9
Sept. 4-Dec. 28, 1907
Box 3 Folder 10
Jan. 2-May 27, 1908
Box 3 Folder 11
June 5-Oct. 28, 1908
Box 3 Folder 12
Oct. 31, 1908-Jan. 18, 1909
Box 4 Folder 1
c. Jan. 1909-Mar. 31, 1909
Box 4 Folder 2
Apr. 13, 1909-May 26, 1909
Box 4 Folder 3
June 1-July 29, 1909
Box 4 Folder 4
Aug. 10 or 11-Oct. 22, 1909
Box 4 Folder 5
Nov. 3-Dec. 31, 1909 and n.d. (c. 1909)
Box 4 Folder 6
Jan. 3-31, 1910
Box 4 Folder 7
Feb. 2-Mar. 31, 1910
Box 4 Folder 8
Apr. 3-May 12, 1910
Box 4 Folder 9
May 13-June 26, 1910
Box 4 Folder 10
June 27-July 18, 1910 (incl. review of "Concealing Coloration in the Animal Kingdom" by Chapman)
Box 4 Folder 11
July 21-Aug. 31, 1910
Box 4 Folder 12
Sept. 2-Nov. 30, 1910
Box 5 Folder 1
Dec. 4-26, 1910 and c. 1910
Box 5 Folder 2
Jan. 5-Feb. 28, 1911
Box 5 Folder 3
Mar. 1-Apr. 24, 1911
Box 5 Folder 4
May 2-July 29, 1911
Box 5 Folder 5
Aug. 2-30, 1911
Box 5 Folder 6
c. Sept. 1-Oct. 25, 1911
Box 5 Folder 7
Nov. 7-Dec. 15, 1911
Box 5 Folder 8
Dec.18-31, 1911 and c. 1911
Box 5 Folder 9
Jan. 1-31, 1912
Box 5 Folder 10
Feb. 2-28, 1912
Box 5 Folder 11
Mar. 1-27, 1912
Box 5 Folder 12
Apr.2-30, 1912
Box 5 Folder 13
May 1-28, 1912
Box 5 Folder 14
June1-30, 1912
Box 5 Folder 15
July 1-30, 1912
Box 6 Folder 1
Aug. 8-Oct. 8, 1912
Box 6 Folder 2
Oct. 9-Nov. 25, 1912
Box 6 Folder 3
Nov. 26-Dec. 17, 1912
Box 6 Folder 4
Dec. 18-31, 1912
Box 6 Folder 5
Jan. 2-Apr. 24, 1913
Box 6 Folder 6
May 2-June 17, 1913
Box 6 Folder 7
June 18-July 31, 1913
Box 6 Folder 8
Aug.3 or 4-Sept. 29, 1913
Box 6 Folder 9
Oct. 1-25, 1913
Box 6 Folder 10
Oct. 28-Dec. 10, 1913
Box 6 Folder 11
Dec. 10-Dec. 31, 1913
Box 6 Folder 12
Jan. 1-Mar. 2, 1914
Box 7 Folder 1
Mar. 3-Apr. 23, 1914
Box 7 Folder 2
Apr. 25-May 28, 1914
Box 7 Folder 3
June 1-Aug. 31, 1914
Box 7 Folder 4
Sept. 9-Nov. 5, 1914
Box 7 Folder 5
Nov. 10-Dec. 9, 1914
Box 7 Folder 6
Dec. 11-31, 1914 and n.d. (c. 1914)
Box 7 Folder 7
Jan. 1-31, 1915
Box 7 Folder 8
Feb. 1-21 1915
Box 7 Folder 9
Mar.1-31, 1915
Box 7 Folder 10
Apr.1-21, 1915
Box 7 Folder 11
Apr. 22-May 6, 1915
Box 8 Folder 1
May 11-June 31 and c. June 1915
Box 8 Folder 2
July 2-Aug. 31, 1915
Box 8 Folder 3
Sept. 1-27, 1915
Box 8 Folder 4
Sept. 28-Oct. 13, 1915
Box 8 Folder 5
Oct. 14-Nov. 8, 1915
Box 8 Folder 6
Nov. 9-29, 1915
Box 8 Folder 7
Dec. 1-21, 1915
Box 8 Folder 8
Dec. 21-31, 1915 and n.d.
Box 8 Folder 9
Jan. 3-31, 1916
Box 8 Folder 10
Feb. 1-25, 1916
Box 8 Folder 11
Feb. 25-Mar. 14, 1916
Box 8 Folder 12
Mar. 14-31, 1916
Box 9 Folder 1
Apr.4-30, 1916
Box 9 Folder 2
May 2-23, 1916
Box 9 Folder 3
May 24-June 21, 1916
Box 9 Folder 4
June 22-30, 1916
Box 9 Folder 5
July 1-31, 1916
Box 9 Folder 6
Aug. 2-29, 1916
Box 9 Folder 7
Sept. 2-oct. 5, 1916
Box 9 Folder 8
Oct. 5-31, 1916
Box 9 Folder 9
Nov. 4-30, 1916
Box 9 Folder 10
Dec. 1-13, 1916
Box 9 Folder 11
Dec.14-26, 1916
Box 9 Folder 12
Dec.27-31, 1916 and c. 1916
Box 9 Folder 13
Jan. 1-15, 1917
Box 10 Folder 1
Jan. 16-24, 1917
Box 10 Folder 2
Jan. 25-Feb. 7, 1917 and c. Jan. 1917
Box 10 Folder 3
Feb. 8-22, 1917
Box 10 Folder 4
Feb. 23-Mar. 9, 1917
Box 10 Folder 5
Mar. 10-31, 1917
Box 10 Folder 6
Apr.1-30, 1917
Box 10 Folder 7
May 2-29, 1917
Box 10 Folder 8
June 20-July 28, 1917
Box 10 Folder 9
Aug. 30-Sept. 28, 1917
Box 10 Folder 10
Oct. 1-30, 1917 and c. 1917
Box 10 Folder 11
Nov.2-28, 1917 and c. Nov. 1917
Box 10 Folder 12
Dec.2-30, 1917 and c. 1917
Box 10 Folder 13
Jan. 1-31, 1918
Box 11 Folder 1
Feb. 5-28, 1918
Box 11 Folder 2
Mar. 1-28, 1918
Box 11 Folder 3
Apr. 1-29, 1918
Box 11 Folder 4
May 2-June 26 and n.d. May 1918
Box 11 Folder 5
June 27-July 27, 1918
Box 11 Folder 6
Aug. 3-Sept. 30, 1918
Box 11 Folder 7
Oct.1-26, 1918
Box 11 Folder 8
Oct. 28-Dec. 5, 1918
Box 11 Folder 9
Dec. 7-31, 1918 and c. 1918
Box 11 Folder 10
Jan. 2-31, 1919
Box 11 Folder 11
Feb.1-28, 1919
Box 11 Folder 12
Mar. 1-31, 1919
Box 11 Folder 13
Apr. 9-31, 1919
Box 11 Folder 14
May 1-31, 1919
Box 11 Folder 15
June 2-30, 1919
Box 11 Folder 16
July 1-Aug. 26, 1919
Box 12 Folder 1
Sept. 2-Oct. 20, 1919
Box 12 Folder 2
Oct. 21-Nov. 29, 1919
Box 12 Folder 3
Dec. 1-20, 1919 and c. 1919
Box 12 Folder 4
Jan. 3-30, 1920
Box 12 Folder 5
Feb. 2-28, 1920
Box 12 Folder 6
Mar. 1-23, 1920
Box 12 Folder 7
Mar. 24-Apr. 9, 1920
Box 12 Folder 8
Apr. 9-22, 1920
Box 12 Folder 9
May 1-29, 1920
Box 12 Folder 10
June 1-30, 1920
Box 12 Folder 11
July 1-30, 1920
Box 12 Folder 12
Aug. 8-Sept. 20, 1920
Box 12 Folder 13
Oct. 1-Nov. 30, 1920
Box 13 Folder 1
Dec. 3-30, 1920 and n.d. 1920
Box 13 Folder 2
Jan. 4-31, 1921
Box 13 Folder 3
Feb. 2-18, 1921
Box 13 Folder 4
Feb. 19-Mar. 10, 1921
Box 13 Folder 5
Mar. 10-31, 1921
Box 13 Folder 6
Apr. 1-30, 1921
Box 13 Folder 7
May 3-25, 1921
Box 13 Folder 8
May 26-June 11, 1921
Box 13 Folder 9
June 20-Aug. 11, 1921
Box 13 Folder 10
Aug. 12-Sept. 30, 1921
Box 13 Folder 11
Oct. 3-Nov. 15, 1921
Box 13 Folder 12
Nov. 16-Dec. 21, 1921
Box 13 Folder 13
Dec. 22-31, and n.d. 1921
Box 13 Folder 14
Jan. 5-Feb. 27, 1922
Box 14 Folder 1
Mar. 1-31, 1922
Box 14 Folder 2
Apr.1-30, 1922
Box 14 Folder 3
May 1-June 30, 1922
Box 14 Folder 4
July 1-Aug. 22, 1922 (Letter of Aug. 22 includes a copy of "Conservation and the Public Mind.")
Box 14 Folder 5
Sept. 4-Oct. 31, 1922
Box 14 Folder 6
Nov. 2-Dec. 30, 1922 and n.d. 1922
Box 14 Folder 7
Jan. 2-30, 1923
Box 14 Folder 8
Feb. 1-Mar. 30, 1923
Box 14 Folder 9
Apr. 5-30, 1923
Box 14 Folder 10
May 2-June 19, 1923
Box 14 Folder 11
July 3-Sept. 10, 1923
Box 14 Folder 12
Sept.10-28, 1923
Box 14 Folder 13
Oct. 1-31, 1923
Box 15 Folder 1
Nov. 1-24, 1923
Box 15 Folder 2
Nov. 25-Dec. 29, 1923 and n.d. 1923
Box 15 Folder 3
Jan. 2-Feb. 23, 1924
Box 15 Folder 4
Mar. 6-Apr. 29, 1924
Box 15 Folder 5
May 3-June 29, 1924
Box 15 Folder 6
July 3-31, 1924
Box 15 Folder 7
Aug. 4-31, 1924 and c. July and Aug. 1924
Box 15 Folder 8
Sept. 6-Oct. 31, 1924 and n.d. (c. Oct. 1924)
Box 15 Folder 9
Nov. 1-Dec. 11, 1924
Box 15 Folder 10
Dec. 12-31 and c. 1924
Box 15 Folder 11
Jan. 1-31, 1925
Box 15 Folder 12
Feb. 2-27, 1925
Box 16 Folder 1
Mar. 2-Apr. 30, 1925
Box 16 Folder 2
May 4-June 14, 1925
Box 16 Folder 3
June 15-July 24, 1925 and c. July 1925
Box 16 Folder 4
Aug. 1-Sept. 27, 1925
Box 16 Folder 5
Oct. 1-Nov. 29, 1925
Box 16 Folder 6
Dec. 1-31, 1925
Box 16 Folder 7
Jan. 4-Feb. 28, 1926
Box 16 Folder 8
Mar. 3-Apr. 17, 1926
Box 16 Folder 9
Apr. 19-30, 1926
Box 16 Folder 10
May 3-June 20, 1926
Box 16 Folder 11
June 21-Aug. 2, 1926
Box 16 Folder 12
Aug. 2-30, 1926 and c. July and Aug. 1926
Box 17 Folder 1
Sept. 1-22, 1926 and c. Sept. 1926
Box 17 Folder 2
Oct. 3-29, 1926 and c. Oct.-Dec. 1926
Box 17 Folder 3
Nov. 12, 1926-May 10, 1927
Box 17 Folder 4
May 12-June 3, 1927
Box 17 Folder 5
June 9-Dec. 24, 1927
Box 17 Folder 6
n.d. A-C
Box 17 Folder 7
n.d. D-F
Box 17 Folder 8
G-K
Box 17 Folder 9
L-O
Box 17 Folder 10
P-S
Box 17 Folder 11
T,W
Box 17 Folder 12
Correspondence with Frederick H. Kennard,1912-1924 and n.d. (ADDITIONAL)
Box 17 Folder 13
Correspondence with Hendrik Willem van Loon, 1933 and 1943
Box 17 Folder 14
Abbot Thayer letters
Thayer, 1896-1897
Box 18 Folder 1
Thayer, 1898-1900
Box 18 Folder 2
Thayer, 1901-1903
Box 18 Folder 3
Thayer, 1909-1912
Box 18 Folder 4
Thayer, 1913-1917
Box 18 Folder 5
Savage Club of Ithaca correspondence, Jan.-June 1915
Jan. 21-May 19, 1915
Box 19 Folder 1
May 20-June 4. 1915
Box 19 Folder 2
Mary Fuertes Boynton. Contains correspondence between Dr. Boynton and acquaintances, friends and collegues of her father concerning his work, life and papers.
July-Oct. 1941
Box 19 Folder 3
Nov. 1941-March 1942
Box 19 Folder 4
Apr. 1942-Dec. 1943, n.d. 1943
Box 19 Folder 5
Mar. 1947-Oct. 1949
Box 19 Folder 6
Nov.-Dec. 1949
Box 19 Folder 7
Jan.-May 1950
Box 19 Folder 8
June-Dec. 1950
Box 19 Folder 9
Jan. 1951-May 1952
Box 19 Folder 10
Jan. 1953-March 1954
Box 19 Folder 11
Index to correspondence
Alphabetical card file recording correspondents, dates, box/folder numbers
Box 33-34
Herbarium and Plant Description includes pressed specimens, 1892 (fragile)
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
Birds c. 1889
Box 20
Botany, c. 1892
Box 20
'History of England - Geography Notes, c. 1895 Notes on Physics - Sound and Optics, 1895
Box 20
Report - Histology, 1897
Box 20
Report on the Work in Histology, 1896
Box 20
Report - Histological Laboratory, 1897
Box 20
Comparison Between the Scapulae of Man and the Cat
Box 20
The Humerus of Man, 1895
Box 20
Entomology Practicum, 1896
Box 20
Report on Third Week's Work - Histology Digestive and Respiratory Systems, c. 1897
Box 20
Materials of Constructions, 1894
Box 20
Statistical Catalogue of Birds
Box 20
School Notebook - 5th grade, c. 1884
Box 20
Bird Lists, 1898-1902
Box 20
Vertebrate Zoology Drawings
Box 20
Journals/Notebooks, 1895-1927
[Sketch book]
Box 21
(European trip, 1895)
Box 21
[Black notebook]
Box 21
Log of Florida Trip, begun March 15th 1898
Box 21
Alaska Expedition, May 28-Aug 12, 1899 (digital copy available)
Box 21
Adirondack Mountains - Feb. 18 - 25, 1901
Box 21
South and Southwest Texas - April 13 to Sept. 1901
Box 21
[Black notebook]
Box 21
Trip to California, 1903
Box 21
(bird list)
Box 21
(list of paintings sold and information concerning ownership of originals, in back)
Box 21
The Standard Daily Reminder, 1905 (few entries)
Box 21
The Standard Diary, 1911 (pocket diary)
Box 21
Date Book for 1913
Box 21
Journal of Colombian Expedition, Jan. 8-May 8, 1913
Box 21
Date Book for 1920 (few entries)
Box 21
Record [Red notebook]
Box 21
(Abyssinia trip)
Box 21
(Oct. 4, 1926-Feb. 27, 1927)
Box 21
Journal
Box 21
Abyssinia, 1926-7
Box 21
Vol. II, Mar. 2-April 30th, 1927
Box 21
Catalogue
Box 21
Abyssinia, 1926-7 (blank except for numbers and sketch on inside of back cover)
Box 21
Bound version of digitized Alaska expedition journal (original in Box 21)
Box 114
DeQuincy's Boyhood, Dec. 11, 1893
Box 22 Folder 1
Macaulay's Horatius, Mar. 14, 1894
Box 22 Folder 2
Oxford in Johnson's Time, Oct. 24, 1895
Box 22 Folder 3
The Tuesday Afternoon Coaching Club, Nov. 21, 1895
Box 22 Folder 4
The Advantages of Travel, Apr. 30, 1896
Box 22 Folder 5
The Coloration of Birds, B.A. Thesis, May 2, 1896
Box 22 Folder 6-7
Oliver Wendell Holmes
Box 22 Folder 8
Incidents in the Life of John James Audubon
Box 22 Folder 9
Miscellaneous essays
Box 22 Folder 10
Lecture to the blind
Box 22 Folder 11
Notes on bird songs
Box 22 Folder 12
Cornell University lectures
Box 22 Folder 13
L.A.F. and his connection with Cornell University
Box 22 Folder 14
National Character As Influenced By Climate
Box 22 Folder 15
Relation of Structural Developments and Habits of Birds
Box 22 Folder 16
The Louis Fuertes Story [by Romeyn Berry]
Box 22 Folder 17
Manuscript pages of reminiscences written by Mary Katherine Fuertes
Box 22 Folder 18-21
L.A.F.'s childhood
Box 22 Folder 22
Narrative of Abyssinian Expedition
Box 22 Folder 23-37
Manuscript notes about bird portraiture, written ca. 1911
Box 31
The Amateur Sportsman, Sept. 1910
Box 24
American Forests, Feb. 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, Feb., 1951
Box 24
Les Artistes d'Aujourd'hui, Aug. 15, 1925
Box 24
Bird Lore, May-June 1938
Box 24
Blue Feathers Apr. 1923
Box 24
Bulletin, Boston Society of Natural History, Oct. 1927
Box 24
Bulletin, Boston Society of Natural History, Jan. 1928
Box 24
Carnegie Magazine, June 1956
Box 24
The Cornell Era, Apr. 1912
Box 24
The Cornell Plantations, Spring 1956
Box 24
The Cornell Widow, June 1942
Box 24
The Eclipse of Jan. 24, 1925 at the Fuertes Observatory, Apr. 1925
Box 24
First American Bird Art Exhibition, Apr. 1926
Box 24
Goodspeed's Catalogue 559
Box 24
In Memoriam: Louis Agassiz Fuertes 1874-1927, 1928
Box 24
Journal of Forestry, Nov. 1927
Box 24
The King Bird, July 1957
Box 24
The Larger North American Mammals, Nov. 1916
Box 24
Louis Aqassiz Fuertes, 1874-1927
Box 24
Nature Magazine, Sept. 1928
Box 24
Nature Songs and Stories, 1914
Box 24
The National Geographic Magazine, Dec. 1920
Box 24
Natural History (_pp. 204-213), Mar. 1937
Box 24
The New York State Conservationist, Feb.-Mar. 1954
Box 24
The North American Review, Oct. 1921
Box 24
The Post-Glacial History of Zonotrichia Capensis, Dec. 10, 1940
Box 24
Revue du Vraie et du Beau, Aug. 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, Apr. 13, 1921
Box 24
Prints
Box 31
Photos of Fuertes' pictures (birds)
Box 25 Folder 1-3
Photos of Fuertes' pictures (mammals)
Box 25 Folder 4-5
Photo pulled from pamphlet: "The Eclipse of Jan. 24, 1925 at the Fuertes Observatory"
Box 25 Folder 6
Thayer Family
Box 25 Folder 7
Neighborhood
Box 25 Folder 8
Columbia Expedition
Box 25 Folder 9
Early Portraits of L.A.F.
Box 25 Folder 10
Expedition to Saskatchewan
Box 25 Folder 11
Studio
Box 25 Folder 12
Charles W. Knight
Box 25 Folder 13
Abyssinia Expedition, 1926-1927
Box 25 Folder 14
Bahamas
Box 25 Folder 15
Fuertes' House, Barrocolorado Sheldrake L.A.F. and M.S.F. in front of studio in Ithaca, c, 1920's Family
Box 25 Folder 16
Estevan Fuertes
Box 25 Folder 17
Beach Haven party
Box 25 Folder 18
[Ethiopia] Abyssinia
Box 25 Folder 19
61 Envelopes containing photographs of miscellaneous landscapes
Box 26 Folder 1
Photographs of miscellaneous landscapes
Box 27 Folder 1-12
Birds and animals
Box 27 Folder 13-48
Miscellaneous personal photographs
Box 27 Folder 49-55
7 Photographs of woodpeckers (various species)
Box 27 Folder 56
10 Photographs of owls
Box 27 Folder 57
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 58
With Thayers in Florida
Box 27 Folder 59
Photos of Ithaca, Mar. 1, 1909
Box 27 Folder 60
Negatives of pages from letters from L.A.F. which contain sketches
Box 27 Folder 61-63
Miscellaneous negatives
Box 27 Folder 64-65
Daguerreotype of Mary Perry Fuertes (Mother Of L.A.F.) Negatives
Box 27 Folder 66
Oversized Photographs
Box 31
Three photos of studio
Box 31
Photo of L.A.F. and party at North Indian Field, St. John's Marshes, west of Melbourne, Florida, 1898
Box 31
Photographs of drawings
Box 35
Church & Dwight Co. trade cards of birds
Box 35
Chronological Field Catalogue I: Birds in the Collection of Louis Agassiz Fuertes, 1898-1910 (also available on microfilm)
Box 35
Chronological Field Catalogue II: Birds in the Collection of Louis Agassiz Fuertes, 1910-1921 (also available on microfilm)
Box 35
8 X 10 photographs of artwork in binders
Box 46-61
35 mm. slides of artwork
Box 112
35 mm. slides of artwork
Box 113
Photo CDs of artwork
Box 115
Photos from Alaska, Mexico, Florida Keys and Columbia expeditions, 1908-1913
Box 117
A Souvenir of the Harriman Alaska Expedition, May - August 1899, Volume 1 New York to Cook Inlet
Box 129
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.
A Souvenir of the Harriman Alaska Expedition, May - August 1899, Volume 2 Cook Inlet to Bering Strait and the Return Voyage
Box 130
Sharp-shinned hawk, May 3, 1895? Red tailed hawk, also turkeys
Box 28 Folder 1-3
Scarborough, NY, Feb. 1898
Box 28 Folder 4
Trip to Merrit's Island, Mar. 1898
Box 28 Folder 5
Indian Field, St. John's Marshes, San Grass Lake, Mar. and Apr. 1898
Box 28 Folder 6-10
Alaska, 1899
Box 28 Folder 11
Harriman, Alaska Expedition, 1899
Box 28 Folder 12-22
Bahama Islands, Apr. 24-May 22, 1902
Box 28 Folder 23-29
Bahamas, 1917
Box 28 Folder 30
With Thayers in Florida
Box 28 Folder 31-33
Hunter's Lake Trip
Box 28 Folder 34
Fuertes [div 401 turkeys
Box 28 Folder 35-36
Indian Field [Purple Gallinula, YellowCrested Alight Herons]
Box 28 Folder 37
Miscellaneous negatives
Box 28 Folder 38-45
4 X 5 negatives of artwork: 001-298
Box 36
4 X 5 negatives of artwork: 300-498
Box 37
4 X 5 negatives of artwork: 500-920
Box 38
Discussion of owls
Box 23 Folder 1-3
Discussion of dogs
Box 23 Folder 4-5
Game calendar
Box 23 Folder 6
Miscellaneous articles
Box 23 Folder 7-9
Menus
Box 23 Folder 10
Miscellaneous printed articles
Box 23 Folder 11-12
Genealogy
Box 23 Folder 13
Sketch of swimming holes in Ithaca Creek, c. 1910
Box 23 Folder 14
List of birds
Box 23 Folder 15
Not Really Birds, ie. war, conservation, etc.
Box 23 Folder 16-17
Booklet with pictures of trees
Box 23 Folder 18
Miscellaneous certificates
Box 23 Folder 19
List of books owned by L.A.F.
Box 23 Folder 20
Cornell Alumni News, Mar. 1, 1946 and Nov. 12, 1902
Box 23 Folder 21
Book plates
Box 23 Folder 22
Miscellaneous clippings
Box 23 Folder 23-26
10 printing blocks
Box 29
Christmas cards designed by L.A.F.
Box 29
3 Small sketchbooks
Box 29
3 Glass negatives
Box 29
Picture Inventory
Box 30 Folder 1-6
Miscellaneous
Box 30 Folder 7-12
Watercolor geese cut-outs
Box 30 Folder 13
Penciled geese cut-outs
Box 30 Folder 14
Book plates
Box 30 Folder 15
Postcards
Box 30 Folder 16
Booklet of Latin names (birds?)
Box 31
Annotated proofs for published pictures
Box 31
Annotated book plate
Box 31
Card file of research notes
Box 32
Christmas cards (#8205)
Box 116
Print: "Our Friends the Chickadees," inscribed, signed
Box 116
Additional Arm & Hammer bird cards: Series 4
Box 116
Small published versions of artwork
Box 116
Pencil sketch of bear (#5227)
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
Archaeopteryx sketch and humorous poem, n.d. (#5219)
Box 116
Signed mounted published sketch of White or Arctic fox and Pribilof Blue fox (#2346)
Box 116
Signed "enhanced" reproduction of Willow Ptarmigan
Box 116
"The Smaller North American Mammals" from National Geographic Magazine, May 1918
Box 116
Photo of Abbott Thayer's children with Louis Agassiz Fuertes, ca. 1900
Box 116
Small pocket knife, inscribed LAF
Box 116
[Box removed--artwork added to boxes 62-97]
Box 39
[Box removed--artwork added to boxes 62-97]
Box 40
001-044
Box 41
047-058
Box 42
060-080
Box 43
095-130
Box 44
131-132
Box 45
133-142
Box 62
143-151 (146-0050, 147-0121 / 22, 148-0020 in Mapcase Drawer 10)
Box 63
153-166 (156-0100 in Drawer 10)
Box 64
167-178 (173-0030 in Drawer 10)
Box 65
180-191
Box 66
194-203 (194-0160 in Drawer 10; 194-0180 in Mapcase Drawer 11-7)
Box 67
204-224 (204-0031/32 in Drawer 10)
Box 68
225-266
Box 69
270- 284
Box 70
286-300 (300-0141 / 42, 300-0151 / 52 in Drawer 10)
Box 71
301-310 (309-0170, 309-0180, 309-0191 / 92, 309-0210, 310-0091/ 92 in Drawer 10)
Box 72
312-332
Box 73
333-342 (333-0090, 337-0130 in Drawer 10)
Box 74
343-352 (349-0301 / 02, 352-0050 in Drawer 10)
Box 75
354-362 (354-0160, 356-0190 in Drawer 10)
Box 76
364-372 (370-0020 in Drawer 10)
Box 77
373- 390
Box 78
393-412
Box 79
416-452
Box 80
456-484
Box 81
486-501
Box 82
503-528
Box 83
529-563
Box 84
567-608
Box 85
612-705
Box 86
715-790
Box 87
800.0010 - 800.0130
Box 88
800.0141 - 800.0750
Box 89
810-820
Box 90
830-860
Box 91
900.0010 - 900.0320
Box 92
900.0331 - 900.0790
Box 93
900.0800 - 900.1290, Ornithology: 2349, 2350
Box 94
900.1300 - 920.0030
Box 95
920.0040 - 920.0290
Box 96
920.0300 - 920.0660
Box 97
Ornithology: 2238, 2250, 2253, 2259, 2260, 2263
Box 98
Ornithology: 2203, 2220, 2240, 2255, 2257, 2258, 2262
Box 99
Ornithology: 2239, 2254, 2264, 2280, 2295, 2298, 2313, 5206, 5208
Box 100
Ornithology: 2232, 2233, 2235, 2244, 2261, 2292, 6202, 6208, 6221-A
Box 101
Ornithology: 2210, 2223, 2231, 2237, 2245, 2294, 5211, 5213
Box 102
Ornithology: 2206, 2207, 2208, 2230, 2236, 2249
Box 103
Ornithology: 2251, 2282, 2289, 2290, 2291, 2317, 2342, 2344, 5001
Box 104
Ornithology: 5202, 5207, 5210, 5212, 5217, 5221-A, 5231, 5233, 5234
Box 105
Ornithology: 2222, 5253-A, 5253-B, 5253-C, 6210, 6213, 6216, 6222, 6237
Box 106
Ornithology: 1224, 2226, 2234, 2266
Box 107
Ornithology: 2287, 2288, 2299, 2316, 5215, 6227
Box 108
Ornithology: 1, 2, 3, 2201, 2202, 2297, 2300, 2302, 2303, 2304, 2305, 6238, 6117, Whip-poor-will, unnumbered
Box 109
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 110
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 111
Ornithology: 2786, 2286, 2252, 2293, 2284, 2314, 2204, 2304, 2221, 2315, 6207, 2791-(framed).
Box 118
Ornithology: 2215, 2782, 2789, 2274, 2217, 2277, 2218, 2276, 2216, 2275, 2205
Box 119
Ornithology: 2783, 2788, 2268, 2785, 2265, 2787, 2279, 2285, 2271, 2228, Corrected and accepted proofs for published artwork, game birds 1909 calendar, pileated woodpecker print
Box 120
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 121
Ornithology: Citizen Bird gouaches: Cowbird, Brown Creeper, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Pine Grosbeak, Oldsquaw, Hermit Thrush, American Woodcock, Red-eyed Vireo, Golden Plover.
Box 122
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 123
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, several prints, proofs for publication with Fuertes pencil comments and corrections, 2377
Box 124
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 125
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: 8202, 8203, 8204; 2 negatives (1 glass, 1 plastic) of a lion made of snow by Fuertes.
Box 126
Ornithology: Test print run pages of illustrations for Birds of New York.
Box 127
March wren drawing and frame
Box 128
Ornithology: 2214, 2267, 2273, 2770
Mapcase CC# 3
Ornithology: 2246, 2247, 2248, 2296, 5205, 5216, 5220, 5221, 5222, 5229
Mapcase CC# 9
146-0050, 147-0121/22, 148-0020, 156-0100, 173-0030, 194-0160, 204-0031/32, 300-0141/42, 300-0151/52, 309-0170, 309-0180, 309-0191/92, 309-0210, 310-0091/92, 333-0090, 337-0130, 349-0301/01, 352-0050, 354-0160, 356-0190, 370-0020
Mapcase CC# 10
194-0080
Mapcase II-7