Louis Agassiz Fuertes Drawings,[ca.1900-1927]

Collection Number: 4128

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
Louis Agassiz Fuertes drawings, [ca.1900-1927]
Collection Number:
4128
Creator:
Palmer, Katherine V. W.(Katherine Van Winkle),
Quantity:
2 cubic ft.,
Forms of Material:
Drawings
Repository:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Pencil and ink drawings.
Language:
Collection material in English


COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

Pencil and ink drawings, 178 of which depict birds and 82 of which depict mammals and reptiles, by Louis Agassiz Fuertes. Drawings vary in size from 4" x 5" to 8" x 10". All bear Fuertes' initials; many also have notes in his hand, in pencil or ink, naming the bird, reptile or mammal depicted in the drawing. Items were originally used in Field Book of Nature Study and other publications by E. Laurence Palmer.
SUBJECTS

Names:
Palmer, Katherine V. W. 1895-1982,
Fuertes, Louis Agassiz, 1874-1927.

Subjects:
Birds--Pictorial works.
Mammals--Pictorial works.
Ornithological illustration.
Ornithology.
Birds in art.

Form and Genre Terms:
Sketches.
Drawings.


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Cite As:
Katherine V. W. Palmer, collector. Louis Agassiz Fuertes Drawings, #4128. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.

RELATED MATERIAL

The Louis Agassiz Fuertes papers, 1892-1954, 1892-1927 (bulk) #2662, contains an extensive collection of Fuertes' writings, photography, and artwork.
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, as well as the Palmer Collection and the Fuertes papers at the Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.
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.

CONTAINER LIST

Container
Description
Series I. Mammals
Fur and Game Mammals
Box 1 C76
Beaver
Box 1 C286
Virginia Deer
Box 1 C62
Ferret
Box 1 C259
Fisher
Box 1 C271
Gray Fox
Box 1 C63
Red Fox
Box 1 C272
Marten
Box 1 C273
Moose
Box 1 C69
Muskrat
Box 1 C265
Otter
Box 1 C70
Opossum
Box 1 C74
Rabbit
Box 1 C75
Raccoon
Box 1 C198
Skunk
Box 1 C263
Weasels, 2 species
Box 1
(1 on 1 page; 2 on 1 page)
Box 1 C262
Wildcat
Box 1 C261
Wolverine
Box 1 C278
Elk
Small Mammals
Box 1 C55
Bat
Box 1 C64
Gopher (Spermophile)
Box 1 no #
Marmot (?)
Box 1 C67
Mole
Box 1 C66
Meadow Mouse
Box 1 C73
Prairie Dog
Box 1 C78
Shrew
Box 1 C84
Woodchuck
Box 1 C57
Chipmunk
Box 1 C59
Deermouse
Box 1 C72
Porcupine
Box 1 C80
Flying Squirrel
Box 1 C81
Red Squirrel
Box 1 PM73
Fox Squirrel
Box 1 PM72
Grey Squirrel
Zoo and Circus Mammals
Box 2 PM16
Bear, Black
Box 2 C294
Bear, Grizzly
Box 2 C29
Bear, Polar
Box 2 C297
Camel & Dromedary
Box 2 C277
Chimpanzee
Box 2 C293
Elephants
Box 2 C290
Giraffe
Box 2 PM126
Gnu
Box 2 C270
Gorilla
Box 2 C279
Hippopotamus
Box 2 PM122
Ibex
Box 2 C285
Jaguar
Box 2 C288
Kangaroo
Box 2 C289
Leopard
Box 2 C298
Lions
Box 2 C280
Llama
Box 2 C283
Lynx
Box 2 PM58
Mandrill
Box 2 C291
Monkeys
Box 2 no #
Orangutang
Box 2 C299
Puma
Box 2 C292
Rhinoceros
Box 2 C296
Tapir
Box 2 C282
Tiger
Box 2 C281
Wolf
Box 2 C284
Zebra
Domestic Mammals
Box 2 C56
Cat
Box 2 C58
2 Cows
Box 2 no#
1 Cow
Box 2 C60
Dog
Box 2 C61
Donkey
Box 2 C257
Goat
Box 2 C65
Guinea Pig
Box 2 C68
House Mouse
Box 2 C258
Mule
Box 2 C268
Ox
Box 2 C71
Pig
Box 2 C197
Rat
Box 2 C77
Sheep
Marine Mammals
Box 1 C276
Porpoise
Box 1 C275
Harp Seal
Box 1 C260
Right Whale
Box 1 PM52
Sea Lion
Reptiles
Box 1 NB20
Turtle
Box 1 NB100
Toad
Box 1 NB124
Newt
Box 1 no #
Alligator
Box 1 NB108
Snake
Birds
Box 3 PB2
Common Loon
Box 3 PB3
Pied-billed Grebe
Box 3 PB4
Horned Grebe
Box 3 PB7
Great Blue Heron
Box 3 PB9
Little Green Heron
Box 3 PB13
Black-crowned Night Heron
Box 3 PB14
American Bittern (two drawings)
Box 3 PB15
Least Bittern
Box 3 PB20
Canada Goose
Box 3 PB24
American Brant
Box 3 PB29
Mallard Duck
Box 3 PB30
Black Duck
Box 3 PB31
Baldpate Duck
Box 3 PB32
Shoveller Duck
Box 3 PB33
Green-winged Teal
Box 3 PB34
Blue-winged Teal
Box 3 PB35
Pintail Duck
Box 3 PB36
Wood Duck
Box 3 PB37
Redhead Duck
Box 3 PB38
Canvasback Duck
Box 3 PB39
Lesser Scaup (Bluebill)
Box 3 PB40
American Eider Duck
Box 3 PB41
Buffle-head Duck
Box 3 PB42
Scoter Duck
Box 3 PB43
American Goldeneye Duck
Box 3 PB44
Ruddy Duck
Box 3 PB45
Red-breasted Merganser
Box 3 PB46
Turkey Vulture
Box 3 PB47
Goshawk
Box 3 PB48
Sharp-shinned Hawk
Box 3 PB49
Cooper's Hawk
Box 3 PB50
Red-tailed Hawk
Box 3 PB51
Red-shouldered Hawk
Box 3 PB52
Broad-winged Hawk
Box 3 PB53
Rough-legged Hawk
Box 3 PB55
Bald Eagle
Box 3 PB56
Marsh Hawk
Box 3 PB57
Osprey, Fish Hawk
Box 3 PB58
Duck Hawk
Box 3 PB59
Pigeon Hawk
Box 3 PB60
Sparrow Hawk
Box 4 PB61
Ruffed Grouse
Box 4 PB62
Spruce Grouse
Box 4 PB68
Bob-white Quail
Box 4 PB72
Ring-necked Pheasant
Box 4 PB73
Domestic Fowl
Box 4 PB88
Sora Rail
Box 4 PB89
Florida Gallinule
Box 4 PB90
American Coot
Box 4 PB91
Ring-neck Plover
Box 4 PB92
Killdeer
Box 4 PB93
Black-bellied Plover
Box 4 PB94
Woodcock
Box 4 PB95
Wilson Snipe
Box 4 PB97
Spotted Sandpiper
Box 4 PB100
Greater Yellowlegs
Box 4 PB108
Herring Gull
Box 4 PB110
Black Tern
Box 4 PB112
Mourning Dove
Box 4 PB113
Domestic Pigeon
Box 4 PB116
Black-billed Cuckoo
Box 4 PB119
Screech Owl
Box 4 PB120
Great-horned Owl
Box 4 PB121
Snowy Owl
Box 4 PB125
Barred Owl
Box 4 PB126
Gray Owl
Box 4 PB127
Long-eared Owl
Box 4 PB128
Short-eared Owl
Box 4 PB129
Saw-whet Owl
Box 4 PB130
Whip-poor-will
Box 4 PB131
Night-hawk
Box 4 PB132
Chimney Swift
Box 4 PB133
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Box 4 PB135
Belted Kingfisher (two drawings)
Box 4 PB136
Flicker
Box 4 PB138
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Box 4 PB139
Red-headed Woodpecker
Box 4 PB141
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Box 4 PB142
Hairy Woodpecker
Box 4 PB143
Downy Woodpecker
Box 4 PB145
Kingbird
Box 4 PB147
Crested Flycatcher
Box 4 PB148
Phoebe
Box 4 PB149
Acadian Flycatcher
Box 4 PB150
Wood Pewee
Box 5 PB151
Horned Lark
Box 5 PB160
Canada Jay "Whiskey Jack"
Box 5 PB161
Blue Jay
Box 5 PB167
Crow
Box 5 PB169
Chickadee
Box 5 PB171
Tufted Titmouse
Box 5 PB172
White-breasted Nuthatch
Box 5 PB173
Red-breasted Nuthatch
Box 5 PB174
Brown Creeper
Box 5 PB175
Winter Wren
Box 5 PB176
Carolina Wren
Box 5 PB180
House Wren
Box 5 PB182
Long-billed Marsh Wren
Box 5 PB184
Mocking Bird
Box 5 PB185
Catbird
Box 5 PB186
Brown Thrasher
Box 5 PB187
Robin
Box 5 PB188
Woodthrush
Box 5 PB190
Olive-backed Thrush
Box 5 PB191
Veery, Wilson Thrush
Box 5 PB192
Bluebird
Box 5 PB194
Golden-crowned Kinglet
Box 5 PB195
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Box 5 PB196
Cedar Waxwing
Box 5 PB199
Northern Shrike
Box 5 PB200
Loggerhead Shrike
Box 5 PB201
Starling
Box 5 PB202
Yellow-throated Vireo
Box 5 PB204
Red-eyed Vireo
Box 5 PB205
Black and White Warbler
Box 5 PB206
Worm-eating Warbler
Box 5 PB207
Golden-winged Warbler
Box 5 PB208
Blue-winged Warbler
Box 5 PB209
Nashville, Orange-crowned Warbler
Box 5 PB210
Parula Warbler
Box 5 PB211
Yellow Warbler
Box 5 PB212
Magnolia Warbler
Box 5 PB213
Cape May Warbler
Box 5 PB214
Black-throated Blue Warbler
Box 5 PB215
Myrtle Warbler
Box 5 PB216
Black-throated Green Warbler
Box 5 PB217
Blackburnian Warbler
Box 5 PB218
Chestnut-sided Warbler
Box 5 PB219
Bay-breasted Warbler
Box 5 PB220
Black-poll Warbler
Box 5 PB221
Pine Warbler
Box 5 PB222
Prairie Warbler
Box 5 PB223
Yellow Palm Warbler
Box 5 PB224
Louisiana Water-thrush
Box 5 PB226
Ovenbird
Box 6 PB227
Kentucky Warbler
Box 6 PB228
Mourning Warbler
Box 6 PB229
Maryland Yellowthroat
Box 6 PB230
Yellow-breasted Chat
Box 6 PB231
Hooded Warbler
Box 6 PB232
Wilson Warbler
Box 6 PB233
Canada Warbler
Box 6 PB234
Redstart
Box 6 PB235
Bobolink
Box 6 PB236
Meadowlark (two drawings)
Box 6 PB238
Red-winged Blackbird
Box 6 PB239
Baltimore Oriole
Box 6 PB241
Rusty Blackbird
Box 6 PB242
Bronzed Grackle
Box 6 PB243
Cowbird
Box 6 PB244
English Sparrow
Box 6 PB245
Scarlet Tanager
Box 6 PB246
Summer Tanager
Box 6 PB247
Cardinal
Box 6 PB248
Rose-breasted Grosbeak
Box 6 PB249
Indigo Bunting
Box 6 PB253
Purple Finch
Box 6 PB255
Pine Grosbeak
Box 6 PB257
Redpoll
Box 6 PB258
Pine Siskin
Box 6 PB259
Red Crossbill
Box 6 FB260
Goldfinch
Box 6 PB262
Red-eyed Towhee
Box 6 PB264
Savannah Sparrow
Box 6 PB265
Grasshopper Sparrow
Box 6 PB266
Vesper Sparrow
Box 6 PB268
Junco
Box 6 PB269
Tree Sparrow
Box 6 PB270
Chipping Sparrow
Box 6 PB271
Field Sparrow
Box 6 PB272
White-crowned Sparrow
Box 6 PB273
White-throated Sparrow
Box 6 PB274
Fox Sparrow
Box 6 PB275
Song Sparrow
Box 6 PB276
Snow Bunting
Box 7
Photocopy set of all of the drawings.
Also includes older photostat copy of 5 sketches on one sheet: S. American Monkey, Chimpanzee, Gorilla, Mandrill and Orangutang