Guide to the Harrison Flint Lewis Papers,
1913-1974.

Collection Number: 3696

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library

Contact Information:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
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Compiled by:
RMC Staff
Date completed:
September 2013
EAD encoding:
RMC Staff, September 2013
Date modified:
RMC Staff, September 2013

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Papers include speeches; published and unpublished articles; 92 notebooks of bird sightings, 1913-1974; annotated bird photographs, 1933, 1936, and 1940; a list of Lewis' publications; and other materials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Papers include speeches; published and unpublished articles; 92 notebooks of bird sightings, 1913-1974; annotated bird photographs, 1933, 1936, and 1940; a list of Lewis' publications; and other materials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

Date
Description
Container
1913-1974
Bird Log Books
Box 1
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.
1937-1939
Bird Log Books
Box 2
1952-1959
Bird Log Books
Box 2
Bibliography: "Publications of Harrison Flint Lewis"
Box 2 Folder 1
1921-1954
Articles and reprints by Harrison Flint Lewis
Box 2 Folder 2
1931-1968
Manuscripts by Harrison Flint Lewis
Box 2 Folder 3
1918-1923
Bird Observation and Migration Logs
Box 2 Folder 4
For the United States Department of Agriculture, Form B1-155
Bird Observation Log
Box 2 Folder 5
Facimiles of United States Department of Agriculture, Form B1-155, dates uncertain because it has been coded without the key.
1908-1920
Bird Observation Log
Box 2 Folder 6
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.
1933-1940 (and undated)
Travel photographs - mainly Canada.
Box 2 Folder 7