George Durand Wilder Papers, ca. 1897-1976

Collection Number: 3241

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
George Durand Wilder papers, ca. 1897-1976
Collection Number:
3241
Creator:
George Durand Wilder, 1869-1946.
Quantity:
.9 cubic ft.
Forms of Material:
Correspondence, published volume, notebooks, pamphlets, field notes.
Repository:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Includes notebooks, pamphlets, field notes, and other material on ornithology, mostly in China; Birds of Northeastern China by Wilder and Hugh Hubbard; correspondence of Wilder and his sons Theodore Wilder and Durand Wilder (George Durand Wilder, Jr.) and of Gertrude Stanley Wilder; volume of "Random Jottings" by Gertrude Wilder, including recollections of China missions and missionaries.
Language:
Collection material in English


COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

Includes notebooks, pamphlets, field notes, and other material on ornithology, mostly in China; Birds of Northeastern China by Wilder and Hugh Hubbard; correspondence of Wilder and his sons Theodore Wilder and Durand Wilder (George Durand Wilder, Jr.) and of Gertrude Stanley Wilder; volume of "Random Jottings" by Gertrude Wilder, including recollections of China missions and missionaries.
SUBJECTS

Names:
Wilder, George D. (George Durand), b. 1869.
Wilder, George D. (George Durand), b. 1869. Birds of northeastern China.
Hubbard, Hugh W.
Wilder, Durand.
Wilder, Gertrude Stanley. Random jottings.
Wilder, Theodore.

Subjects:
Missionaries--China.
Missions--China.
Ornithology.

Places:
China.

Form and Genre Terms:
Field notes.


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Cite As:
George Durand Wilder Papers, #3241. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.

CONTAINER LIST

Container
Description
Box 1 Folder 1
Notebooks and pamphlets, 1917-1969 , regarding birds in China by Axel M. Hemmingsen; also other subjects by Dr. Ernest Hartert (in German); also "Migration Notes" by Wilder
Box 1 Folder 2
"1925 Migration Notes at Pei Tai Ho"; includes some correspondence to Wilder's son, Theodore Wilder
Box 1 Folder 3
Ornithological materials including hand-drawn map with key to trees, Weihsien C.A.C. Compound, summer, 1944 ; newsclippings, magazine articles ( National Geographic), pages of Report of the Forest, Fish and Game Commission with plates by Fuertes, and a pamphlet by Wilder, 1904-1969
Box 1 Folder 4
Nagamichi Kuroda (Tokyo)-Wilder correspondence, 1929-1941
Box 1 Folder 5
"Index to 'Migration Notes'--Unpublished," 1943, 1976
Box 1 Folder 6
Ocean birds observed, Shanghai to NY, 1943
Box 1 Folder 7
Miscellaneous materials including "In Memoriam" (GDW); correspondence of Theodore and Durand Wilder (GDW Jr.), 1968-1975 ; also Hubbard to Durand, and copies of letters and messages from George and Gertrude Wilder, 1941
Box 1 Folder 8-9
Handwritten field notes in China during the years 1897-1943
Box 2 Folder 1-3
Small notebooks of field notes in China during the years 1897-1943
Box 2
Birds of Northeastern China (by Wilder and Hubbard)
Box 2 Folder 4
Vol. I: Keys and indices
Box 2 Folder 5
Vol. II: Passeres to Cuculi
Box 2 Folder 6
Vol. III: Striges to Galli
Box 2 Folder 7
Vol. I and II: Duplicate pages with some illustrations tinted
Box 3
"Random Jottings" by Gertrude Stanley Wilder, 1959
Box 3 Folder 1
Letters of GDW written on his trip from China after being in the Weihsien Prison Camp in 1943