NH. Natural History
The collection includes literary manuscripts and personal papers of selected natural history writers active after the Second World War, with an emphasis on writers whose work is intended for the general public, whose lives or work are strongly related to Connecticut or New England, or who knew or were influenced by Edwin Way Teale. Also included are organizational records of Connecticut or New England natural history societies. In addition to the Edwin Way Teale Papers, the collection include the papers of several other 20th century nature writers, including Phyllis Busch, George Heinold, and John K. Terres, are complemented by book collections of early and rare natural history works in botany, ornithology, apiculture, horology, travel and exploration, and other fields.
Found in 14 Collections and/or Records:
Abstract Rex Brasher (1869-1960) was one of America's greatest bird painters. He painted almost twice as many North American birds as Louis Aggasiz Fuertes or John James Audubon. He painted a total of 875 water color paintings of 1200 species or subspecies of birds in their natural habitats, based on American Ornithologists Union Checklist of North American Birds.
Abstract Margaret Waring Buck was born in New York in 1905. She was an illustrator, naturalist, and physiognomist who lived much of her life in Mystic, Connecticut, up until her death in 1997. Miss Buck studied the 'science' of Face Reading with Dr. Holmes W. Merton in the 1930s in New York City. Miss Buck also illustrated many books on natural subjects, including Animals Through the Year, published in 1941, and How They Grow, published...
Dates: undated, circa 1860-1993
Abstract: This collection has not yet been organized for unassisted research use. Researchers wishing to access this collection must make prior arrangements with the Curator before visiting Archives Special Collections at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center.
Abstract Resident of Warner, New Hampshire, Carroll is a naturalist, artist and writer.
Dates: undated, 1996
Abstract The collection includes the materials used to create several of Ms. DePalma's works, such as My Chair, The Strange Egg, Many Millions of Leaves, A Grand Old Tree, The Perfect Gift, and The Nutcracker Doll.
Abstract George W. Heinold, lifelong resident of Madison, Connecticut, was an author on outdoor life and fishing who wrote extensively on his experiences primarily along the Connecticut shoreline. He published regularly in such periodicals as Outdoor Life, Field and Stream, and Readers' Digest.
Dates: undated, 1916-1982
Abstract Papers of American entomologist and lepidopterist Alexander Barrett Klots comprised of correspondence, military files, publication files for A Field Guide to Butterflies, research and field notes, and photographs.
Dates: undated, circa 1900-1979
Abstract The collection is comprised of handwritten journals dating from 1919 to 1949 documenting year-round activities of Charles Pease's beekeeping and apiary operation. The collection also contains clippings, promotional materials, periodicals, a photograph, and publications authored and printed by Charles Pease during his lifetime. The journals, in addition to documenting his hive production, maintenance and beekeeping activities, contain Pease's observations of the natural world, birds and...
Dates: undated, 1919-1953
Abstract Carl W. Rettenmeyer was an American biologist who specialised in army ants. He was well known for his photography of army ants, with his photographs appearing in over 100 publications and he used his video footage to create two DVDs. He taught at the University of Kansas from 1960 until 1971 and then at the University of Connecticut until his retirement in 1996, after being diagnosed with Waldenstrom’s macroglobulinemia. After his death on April 9, 2009, a set of papers on army ants were...
Dates: undated, 1959-1979
Abstract The John Hall Sage papers contain the administrative and financial records, books, clippings, correspondence, and manuscripts of John Hall Sage. The collection also includes the papers of the American Ornithologists' Union, an organization of which John Hall Sage was a member, serving as both President and Secretary. The collection focuses mostly on John Hall Sage's lifelong interest in ornithology.
Abstract The James Slater papers documents Slater's career as a world renowned entomologist and faculty member at the University of Connecticut from 1953 until his retirement in 1988. The correspondence, diaries, notes, records, photographs and other materials also reflect Slater's research on milk glass and colonial gravestones.
Abstract Terres was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on 17 December 1905. He attended the State Teachers College (Indiana, PA), Cornell University and New York University. A field biologist for the Soil Conservation Service from 1936 until 1942, Terres authored, co-authored and edited more than fifty books pertaining to natural history.
Dates: undated, 1901-1989
Abstract John P. McDonald was the Director of the University of Connecticut Libraries from 1963 through 1986. The collection contains correspondence, reports, studies and information on the Libraries' and associated programs, as well as materials pertaining to McDonald's interests in birds.
Dates: undated, 1950s-1980s
Abstract Jean Day Zallinger was born in February 1918, in Boston, Mass. She attended the Massachusetts College of Art and received a B.F.A. from the Yale School of Fine Arts in 1942. Mrs. Zallinger has illustrated numerous children's books, mainly non-fictional works about animals and plants, including such titles as Biography of a Leaf, Discovering What Earthworms Do, The Earliest Americans, and Sea Creatures Do Amazing Things.
Dates: undated, 1969-1994