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

Collection Number: 4128

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library

Contact Information:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
2B Carl A. Kroch Library
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853
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Compiled by:
RMC Staff
Date completed:
September 2013
EAD encoding:
RMC Staff, September 2013
Date modified:
Marcie Farwell, December 2013

© 2013 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

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