Harrison Flint Lewis Papers,1913-1974.

Collection Number: 3696

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
Harrison Flint Lewis papers, 1913-1974.
Collection Number:
3696
Creator:
Lewis, Harrison Flint,
Quantity:
.8 cubic ft.
Forms of Material:
Research material, printed material, publications
Repository:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Papers include speeches; published and unpublished articles; 92 notebooks of bird sightings, 1913-1974; annotated bird photographs, 1933, 1936, and 1940; a list of Lewis' publications; and other materials concerning ornithology.
Language:
Collection material in English


BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE

Harrison Flint Lewis (Cornell University Ph.D. 1929), an ornithologist and writer, was in charge of the administration of migratory bird protection in Ontario and Quebec, 1920-1944; superintendent for Wildlife Protection for Canada, 1944-1947; chief, Canadian Wildlife Service, 1947-1952; and editor, "The Canadian Field-Naturalist," 1922-1925.

COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

Papers include speeches; published and unpublished articles; 92 notebooks of bird sightings, 1913-1974; annotated bird photographs, 1933, 1936, and 1940; a list of Lewis' publications; and other materials concerning ornithology.
SUBJECTS

Names:
Lewis, Harrison Flint, 1893-1974.

Subjects:
Ornithology.
Birds -- Migration
Ornithologists.

Form and Genre Terms:
Photographs.
Logs (Records)


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Cite As:
Harrison Flint Lewis. Papers, #3696. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.

NOTES

Correspondence from Lewis is included in the Arthur A. Allen Papers, #21-18-1255.

CONTAINER LIST

Container
Description
Date
Box 1
Bird Log Books
1913-1974
Logbooks from May 23, 1937-August 21, 1939 and May 25, 1952-June 23, 1959 are in Box 2. Usually the summer sightings fill a notebook and the rest of the academic year's sightings fill another notebook.
Box 2
Bird Log Books
1937-1939
Box 2
Bird Log Books
1952-1959
Box 2 Folder 1
Bibliography: "Publications of Harrison Flint Lewis"
Box 2 Folder 2
Articles and reprints by Harrison Flint Lewis
1921-1954
Box 2 Folder 3
Manuscripts by Harrison Flint Lewis
1931-1968
Box 2 Folder 4
Bird Observation and Migration Logs
1918-1923
For the United States Department of Agriculture, Form B1-155
Box 2 Folder 5
Bird Observation Log
Facimiles of United States Department of Agriculture, Form B1-155, dates uncertain because it has been coded without the key.
Box 2 Folder 6
Bird Observation Log
1908-1920
Handwritten and hand-bound record of sightings by bird species over time. Information taken from notebooks in Box 1 and written out at a later time.
Box 2 Folder 7
Travel photographs - mainly Canada.
1933-1940 (and undated)