Stuyvesant Morris Pell Papers,[ca.1917-1945].

Collection Number: 3459

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
Stuyvesant Morris Pell papers, [ca.1917-1945].
Collection Number:
3459
Creator:
Pell, Stuyvesant Morris,
Quantity:
4.4 cubic feet.; 9 Mapcase Folders.
Forms of Material:
{Manuscripts, research materials
Repository:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Includes lab and lecture notes taken by Pell while at Cornell University, sketches and drawings, thesis and monographs.
Language:
Collection material in English


BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE

Stuyvesant Morris Pell was a specialist in conservation of natural resources and manager of the 16,000 acre range of the Huron Mountain Club in northern Michigan. He was born in New York City and received a B.S. from Cornell in 1939 and an M.S. in 1941. For five years he was warden of the Pleasant Valley Bird and Wild Flower Sanctuary in Lenox, Massachusetts, and he spent one summer as a naturalist and ranger in Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor, Maine.

COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

Includes lab and lecture notes taken by Pell while at Cornell University with sketches and drawings related to various courses; thesis, monographs, and notes on the common snapping turtle, ca.1939; notebooks with photographs and commentary on wildlife including a "Log of the Pleasant Valley Beaver Colony," 1932, "Log of the Survey of Southern Sanctuaries," 1937, and others from Yosemite Field School, 1939, and from Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor, Maine, 1940; broadsides, brochures, and pamphlets relating to wildlife sanctuaries; prepared biology slides, dissecting kit, and field magnifying lens; original manuscript, carbon copies, and galley proof of SCRIBBLINGS OF AN OUTDOOR BOY, an autobiography; sketches and sketchbooks, pen-and-ink drawings and original watercolor paintings, mostly of birds, wildlife, and camping scenes; also glass slides and photographs of Pell's watercolors, scenes, trips, and wildlife.
SUBJECTS

Names:
Pell, Stuyvesant Morris, 1905-1943.
Pell, Stuyvesant Morris, 1905-1943.
Acadia National Park.
Huron Mountain Club.
Pleasant Valley Bird and Wild Flower Sanctuary.
Yosemite Field School.

Subjects:
Conservation of natural resources.
Wildlife conservation.
Orithology.
Ornithological illustration.
Conservationists.
Naturalists.
Birds.
Birds in art.

Places:
Bar Harbor (Me.).
Lenox (Mass.).

Form and Genre Terms:
Sketches.
Sketchbooks.
Drawings.
Autobiographies.
Paintings.
Photographs.
Watercolors.


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Cite As:
Stuyvesant Morris Pell papers, #3459. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.
SERIES LIST

Series I. Student Papers
Box 1 and Map case
Coursework
Lecture Notes
Diplomas and Certificates
Series II. Field Work
Boxes 1-2, 4 and Mapcase Folder 7
Field Notes and Notebooks
Informational Materials
Series III. Manuscript and Reprints
Boxes 3 and 4
Series IV. Photographic Materials
Boxes 4-7
Series V. Artwork
Box 4, 9, 10 and Mapcase Folder 1-6 and 8-9
Series VI. Scientific and Art Objects
Box 3 and 8

CONTAINER LIST

Container
Description
Date
Box 1 Folder 1
Typed Paper: "An Analysis of the Food Habits and Preliminary Ecological Study of the Common Snapping Turtle"
1939
Box 1 Folder 2
Carbon copy of M.S. Thesis, "Notes on the Habits on the Common Snapping Turtle, Chelydra Serpentina (Linn.) in Central New York"
Box 1 Folder 3
Turtle Problems - Field Notebook.
April-December 1940
Box 1 Folder 4
Turtle Problems - Notes, Articles and Correspondence
1940-1941
Box 1 Folder 5
Thesis "Notes on the Habits on the Common Snapping Turtle, Chelydra Serpentina (Linn.) in Central New York"
Box 1 Folder 6
Zoology Department
Box 1 Folder 7
Wilson Ornithological Club Program
1941-1942
Includes correspondence and notes
Box 1 Folder 8-10
Mammology
Box 1 Folder 11
Aquatic Plants
Box 1 Folder 12-13
Forestry
1940-1941
Box 1 Folder 14-15
Aquatic Insects
1938
Box 1 Folder 16-17
Game Management
1938-1940
Box 1 Folder 18
Zoology
Box 1 Folder 18-22
Invertebrate Zoology
1937-1938
Box 1 Folder 23-24
Algae
1938
Box 1 Folder 25, 27-34
Botany
1937-1938
Box 1 Folder 26
Biology
Box 1 Folder 35
Nature Study Teaching
1939
Box 1 Folder 36-38
Entomology
1937-1938
Box 1 Folder 39-43
Ornithology
1937-1940
Box 1 Folder 44-46
Economic Entomology
c.1939
Mapcase Folder 7
Diploma from St. Mark's School
1923
Mapcase Folder 7
Diploma from Cornell University, College of Agriculture, B.S.
1939
Mapcase Folder 7
Diploma from Cornell University, M.S.
1941
Mapcase Folder 7
Certificate from Phi Kappa Phi
1938
Box 1 Folder 47-49
"Log of the Pleasant Valley Beaver Colony" by S.M. Pell
Includes photographs
Box 2 Folder 8-10
Notes, scrapbook, check lists, talks at Yosemite Field School
1939
Scrapbook includes photographs.
Box 2 Folder 11
Notes taken on Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor Maine
1940
Pell had a temporary summer job here. Includes photographs.
Box 4
Log of the Survey of Southern Sanctuaries
Box 4
2 small note books with bird records
c. 1917-1920
Box 4
1 small note book
Box 2 Folder 1
Copy of "Report on Wildlife Studies at the Huron Mountain Club 1939-1942" by Richard Manville
August, 1942
Box 2 Folder 2-4
Waterfowl Bulletins, U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Biological Survey and Department of Agriculture
1915-1940
Mimeograph and printed materials
Box 2 Folder 5
Handwritten Notes
Bird Breeding in Several States, Canada and the West Indies. Conservation Legislation in Congress. Notes on plants and animal life
Box 2 Folder 6
Summer 1937 and Miscellaneous
c. 1937-1939
"Field Mice (Genus Microtus;) Their Economic Status and Their Natural Enemies" by S. Morris Pell. Notes, maps and articles.
Box 2 Folder 7
National Park Service, Predator Policy
1939
Also "Death and Transfiguration in Delaware" by William Vogt, National Association of Audubon Societies regarding mosquito control
Box 2 Folder 12
Acadia National Park Materials
1937-1940
Includes fabric swatches for U.S. National Park Service Uniforms and Shirts
Mapcase Folder 4
2 copies of Huron Mountain Club map, Marquette County, Michigan by S.M. Pell modified after
1942
Mapcase Folder 4
2 copies of Snipe Shooter's map of Shinnecock Bay, Long Island with annotations
Mapcase Folder 5
6 posters advertising lectures by S. Morris Pell and 2 posters advertising the Pleasant Valley Bird and Wild Flower Sanctuary
Box 3 Folder 1-11
Scribblings of an Outdoor Boy: Being the Reminiscence of Stuyvesant Morris Pell, Up to the Year 1943 when,Having Reached the Age of 38 Years He Came to a Great Adventure with Life
1945
Correspondence, original typed manuscripts, 2 carbon copies, and galley proofs.
Box 4
Scribblings of an Outdoor Boy: Being the Reminiscence if Stuyvesant Morris Pell, Up to the Year 1943 when, Having Reached the Age of 38 Years He Came to a Great Adventure with Life
1945
Finished Printed Book
Box 4
Bird Lore
1938
Cover by Pell
Box 4
Two Loose Photographs - Beavers
Box 4
Postal Views
Box 5
Wooden Box of 4"x3.25" glass plate slides
167 plants, birds, and countryside scenes. For both Box 5 and 6 many of these sides were issued by the Department of Public Education, Museum of Natural History (NYC). Others bear the name of Edward Van Altena, 71-79 W. 45th Street, NYC.
Box 6
4"x3.25" glass plate slides
Box 6
35mm color slides
Box 7 Folder 1
Pell duck banding
Box 7 Folder 2
Dr. Loncope Housatonic River
Box 7 Folder 3
Sanctuary scenes
Box 7 Folder 4
Sanctuary Ducks
Box 7 Folder 5
Sanctuary Birds
Box 7 Folder 6
Sanctuary Beaver
Box 7 Folder 7
Lenox trips
Box 7 Folder 8
Sanctuary pictures (except apartment)
Box 7 Folder 9
Beaver drawings for children's story
Box 7 Folder 10
Sanctuary
Box 7 Folder 11
Duck backgrounds and watercolors
Box 7 Folder 12
Lecture Slides
Box 7 Folder 13
Pittsfield trout hatchery
Box 7 Folder 14
Charleston with W.P.
1935
Box 7 Folder 15
Charleston, with K.L.W.
1936
Box 7 Folder 16
Southern Trip - Birds, Great White Heron, Mallards
1937
Box 7 Folder 17
Southern Trip - Refuge Work
1937
Box 7 Folder 18
Southern Trip - Soil Erosion
1937
Box 7 Folder 19
Southern Trip - Ducktown
1937
Box 7 Folder 20
Southern Trip - Various
1937
Box 7 Folder 21
Penikese Island and Ithaca
1938
Box 7 Folder 22
Applied Ornithology
Box 7 Folder 23
Trips - Cape May, Sweet Briar, and Yosemite
1938-1939
Box 7 Folder 24
Negatives for Pell High trip
Box 7 Folder 25
Negatives for Yosemite Valley Research Reserve
Box 7 Folder 26
Yosemite trips out
Box 7 Folder 27
Yosemite trips
Box 7 Folder 28
Arcadia
1940
Box 7 Folder 29
Negatives for Huron Mountain
Box 7 Folder 30
Negatives for Huron Mountain
Box 7 Folder 31
Huron Mountain
Box 4
Sketch book of bird and camping scenes
c. 1918
Box 4
Scrapbook
Box 4
11 small sketchbooks
Box 9
23 watercolor paintings by Stuyvesant Morris Pell
Box 10 Folder 7
"The Tale of Almeek the Beaver" by S. Morris Pell
Mapcase Folder 1
55 Folio of watercolors and pencil drawings
c. 1928-1931
Mapcase Folder 2
17 Folio of charcoal drawings of animals
Mapcase Folder 3
13 Folio of life drawings
Mapcase Folder 4
4 30"x22" watercolor renderings on boards
Mapcase Folder 5
1 16"x11" pen and ink color wash of the skeleton of Nyroca vallisneria, with skull of Nyroca marila
Mapcase Folder 5
2 pen and ink drawings of ducks
Mapcase Folder 5
3 painted posters for events
Mapcase Folder 5
1 16"x11" pen and ink rendering of Procellariiform profiles (beaks)
Box 10 Folder 1-4
14 15"x11" watercolor renderings of birds on boards
Mapcase Folder 6
3 mounted watercolors of birds
1931
Box 10 Folder 5
3 mounted watercolors of birds and 1 of horses
1931
Box 10 Folder 6
62 prints of pen and ink drawings of birds, waterfowl and hunting scenes
Mapcase Folder 8
24 charcoal and crayon sketches of birds, fish etc. on brown paper
Mapcase Folder 9
23 charcoal and crayon sketches of birds, fish etc. on brown paper
Box 3 Folder 12
Case of prepared biology slides
Box 3 Folder 13-15
3 envelopes dissecting kits
Box 8
Field magnifying glass with box
Box 8
Dissecting kit in wooden box
Box 8
2 printing blocks for cover of "Bird Lore" designed by Pell