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Guide to the Louis Agassiz Fuertes Papers, 1892-1954

Guide to the Louis Agassiz Fuertes Papers,
1892-1954

Collection Number: 2662

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
(607) 255-3530
Fax: (607) 255-9524
rareref@cornell.edu
http://rmc.library.cornell.edu
Compiled by:
1980, S. Lee;
1983, G. Solomon, A. Gilbert;
1987, M.E. Warren;
1996, M.E. Hale
Date completed:
1983;
Additions 1987, 1996, 1999
EAD encoding:
1999, S. Ragnarsdottir, D. Ruddy

1998 Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
Louis Agassiz Fuertes papers, 1892-1954, 1892-1927 (bulk)
Collection Number:
2662
Creator:
Louis Agassiz Fuertes, 1874-1927
Quantity:
c. 16 cubic ft.
Forms of Material:
Notes, notebooks, journals, sketchbooks, diaries, articles, photographs, negatives, letters, artwork.
Repository:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
The papers of Louis Agassiz Fuertes (1874-1927), an ornithologist and a painter of birds. Includes student notes, notebooks, journals and sketchbooks; diaries; journals from expedition, many including sketches; notes; articles by and about Fuertes. The collection also contains artwork.


BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE

FUERTES, LOUIS AGASSIZ (Feb. 7, 1874-Aug. 22, 1927), artist-naturalist, was born at Ithaca, N.Y. His father, Estevan Antonio Fuertes, was a descendant of a prominent Spanish family. His mother, Mary Stone Perry Fuertes, of Dutch and English ancestry, was born in Troy, N.Y. His talent in drawing and his love of birds began to show at an early age and developed without particular encouragement from parents or friends. By the time he was eight or nine years old he had definitely focused his attention upon painting birds, and when he was fourteen, according to an autobiographical sketch, his career was definitely settled. He received his education in the public schools of Ithaca, N.Y., then in 1892 accompanied his parents to Europe and spent the year in a preparatory school in Zurich, Switzerland. On his return he entered Cornell University and was graduated with the class of 1897. In 1894, while on a glee club trip to Washington, D.C., he met Elliott Coues and showed him some of his paintings. The encouragement which he received from the ornithologist was apparently a deciding factor in his career. Following his graduation from Cornell he spent a year studying with Abbott H. Thayer, which improved his technique very materially, and with him and his son, Gerald Thayer, he went to Florida in the spring of 1898 . This was the first of a series of expeditions which widened his knowledge of the birds of North America. In 1899 he went to Alaska with the famed Harriman expedition, and two years later be visited western Texas and New Mexico with a party from the United States Biological Survey. With Dr. F.M. Chapman, curator of birds at the American Museum in New York City, between 1902 and 1913 he visited the Bahamas, the Pacific Coast, the prairies of Saskatchewan and the Canadian Rockies, the Cuthbert Rookery in Florida, Yucatan and eastern Mexico, and Colombia, South America. In addition to these expeditions Fuertes visited Jamaica on his wedding journey in 1904; the Magdalen Islands and Bird Rock in 1909 with Leonard Cutler Sanford; and after a dozen years spent mostly in his studio at Ithaca, in 1926-27 he made an expedition to little-known parts of Abyssinia with Dr. Wilfred H. Osgood for the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago. From 1923 to 1927 he was lecturer in ornithology at Cornell University.
Fuertes was a tireless worker in the field and never lost an opportunity to add to his collection of birds or sketches. At the time of his death he left a collection of some 3,500 beautifully prepared bird skins and over a thousand field and studio sketches of more than 400 different kinds of birds. His greatest collection, however, was the series of mental images of each bird which seemed to be indelibly impressed upon his mind with all the accuracy of a photographic plate. When examining a bird, his concentration was supreme; he was oblivious to everything about him; and during these moments, apparently, details of pose and expression were so fixed in his mind that years afterwards he could reproduce them with his pencil and brush without the slightest hesitation. His paintings, which illustrate most of the leading bird books published between 1896 and 1927, are characterized by a beauty of draftsmanship and a devotion to truth which are manifested not only in the accuracy of every detail of plumage and form, but in the perfection attained in reproducing the characteristic attitudes and expressions of each species. On June 2, 1904, Fuertes was married to Margaret F. Sumner of Ithaca, by whom he had two children. He was killed in a grade-crossing accident in 1927.
[Biographical Note written by Arthur A. Allen and taken from The Dictionary of American Biography, vol. VII (Charles Scribner's Sons: New York, 1931), p.53.]

COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

The Louis Agassiz Fuertes papers include correspondence, often illustrated and including anecdotes and descriptions of expeditions, with ornithologists, fellow artists, and naturalists, especially on the subject of bird coloration and "concealing coloration"; personal correspondence on the Savage Club of Ithaca; and letters to his daughter, Mary Fuertes Boynton, from Fuertes' friends and colleagues about Fuertes and his work. Student notes, notebooks, journals and sketchbooks; diaries; journals from expeditions, many including sketches; notes; articles by and about Fuertes; photographs of Fuertes; photographs taken by him on expeditions to South America, Mexico, and the Caribbean; photographic negatives of Fuertes' sketches; color proofs of reproductions of Fuertes' paintings; and several sketchbooks. Artwork includes over 1000 pieces, most of which are pencil, ink, or preliminary watercolor sketches of birds, groups of birds, and anatomical detail; over 100 are finished watercolors and chalk drawings. Major correspondents include Richard E. Bishop, Mary Fuertes Boynton, Courtenay Brandreth, Frank M. Chapman, Elliott Coues, E.H. Forbush, Witmer Stone, George Miksch Sutton, Abbot Thayer, and Hendrik Willem van Loon.

SUBJECTS

Names:
Fuertes, Louis Agassiz, 1874-1927
Boynton, Mary Fuertes
Bishop, Richard E
Brandreth, Courtnay
Chapman, Frank M
Coues, Elliott, 1842-1899
Forbush, E.H.
Stone, Whitmer
Sutton, George Miksch, b.1898
Thayer, Abbot Handerson, 1849-1921
Van Loon, Hendrik Willem, 1882-1944
Savage Club (Ithaca, N.Y.)

Subjects:
Ornithology--Study and teaching
Birds
Birds in art

Form and Genre Terms:
Sketchbooks
Photoprints
Photonegatives
Paintings

Occupations:
Ornithologists
Artists


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Access Restrictions:
All drawings are restricted to permission of archivist and require advance appointment.
Available Copies:
Chronological Field Catalogues #1 and #2 are available on microfilm (positive and negative).
Thesis "The Coloration of Birds" is available on microfilm (positive and negative).
Original of thesis in Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.
All artwork and selected photographs have been digitized and are available in the Louis Agassiz Fuertes Ornithological Artwork database.
See also RELATED MATERIALS, below.
Cite As:
Louis Agassiz Fuertes Papers, #2662. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.

RELATED MATERIAL

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, the Palmer Collection (Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library), as well as from the Fuertes papers themselves.
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 two resources at the Library of Congress: The Harriman Alaska Expedition: Chronicles and Souvenirs May to August 1899, which contains a private souvenir album created collectively by the members of the Alaskan expedition; and Selections from the Albert K. Fisher Papers, which has a digitized copy of his photo album from the expedition.

SERIES LIST

Series I. Correspondence
General.
Boxes 1-17
Abbot Thayer letters
Box 18
Savage Club of Ithaca Correspondence
Box 19
Mary Fuertes Boynton
Box 19
Series II. Student papers and manuscript material Boxes 20-22, 31, 114
Series III. Printed material Box 24
Series IV. Prints Box 31
Series V. Photographs Boxes 25-27, 31, 46-61, 112, 113
Series VI. Negatives Box 28, 36-38
Series VII. Miscellaneous Boxes 23, 29-32
Series VIII. Artwork Boxes 41-45, 62-111, Mapcase Drawers CC# 9-10, II-7


CONTAINER LIST

Description
Box
or
Drawer
Folder
or
Item No.
Series I. Correspondence
General
Oct. 6, 1892-Nov. 23, 1896
1 1
Dec. 4, 1896-May 13, 1897
1 2
May 15-Dec. 3, 1897
1 3
Feb. 14-Dec. 27, 1898
1 4
Jan. 10-May 16, 1899
1 5
May-July 18, 1899 (Harriman Alaska Expedition)
1 6
Aug. 12-Dec. 29, 1899
1 7
Jan. 2-July 31, 1900
1 8
Sept. 2-Dec. 27, 1900
1 9
Jan. 3-Apr. 6, 1900
1 10
Apr. 13-late May, 1901 (Texas expedition #'s 1-10)
1 11
June 9-July 14, 1901 (Texas expedition #'s 11-16)
1 12
July 19-Aug. 13, 1901 (Texas expedition #'s 17-21)
2 1
Aug. 14-Nov. 26, 1901 (Texas expedition Vs 22-23)
2 2
Dec. 5-29, 1901
2 3
Jan. 5-Feb. 14, 1902
2 4
Feb. 17-Apr. 30, 1902
2 5
Late Apr.-June 1902
2 6
July 9-Sept. 30, 1902
2 7
Oct. 2-Nov. 28, 1902
2 8
Dec. 4-31, 1902
2 9
Jan. 1-Feb. 17, 1903
2 10
Feb. 17-Mar. 1903
2 11
Mar. 24-Apr. 17, 1903
2 12
Apr. 17-Aug. 12, 1903
2 13
Aug. 14-Oct. 28, 1903
3 1
Nov. 4-Dec. 30, 1903 and n.d.
3 2
Jan. 4-Apr. 29, 1904
3 3
May 3-Dec. 27, 1904
3 4
Jan. 8-May 12, 1905
3 5
May 16-Sept. 16, 1905
3 6
Sept. 20-Dec. 16, 1905 and n.d. 1905
3 7
Jan. 11-Dec. 5, 1906
3 8
Jan. 16-Aug. 30, 1907
3 9
Sept. 4-Dec. 28, 1907
3 10
Jan. 2-May 27, 1908
3 11
June 5-Oct. 28, 1908
3 12
Oct. 31, 1908-Jan. 18, 1909
4 1
c. Jan. 1909-Mar. 31, 1909
4 2
Apr. 13, 1909-May 26, 1909
4 3
June 1-July 29, 1909
4 4
Aug. 10 or 11-Oct. 22, 1909
4 5
Nov. 3-Dec. 31, 1909 and n.d. (c. 1909)
4 6
Jan. 3-31, 1910
4 7
Feb. 2-Mar. 31, 1910
4 8
Apr. 3-May 12, 1910
4 9
May 13-June 26, 1910
4 10
June 27-July 18, 1910 (incl. review of "Concealing Coloration in the Animal Kingdom" by Chapman)
4 11
July 21-Aug. 31, 1910
4 12
Sept. 2-Nov. 30, 1910
5 1
Dec. 4-26, 1910 and c. 1910
5 2
Jan. 5-Feb. 28, 1911
5 3
Mar. 1-Apr. 24, 1911
5 4
May 2-July 29, 1911
5 5
Aug. 2-30, 1911
5 6
c. Sept. 1-Oct. 25, 1911
5 7
Nov. 7-Dec. 15, 1911
5 8
Dec.18-31, 1911 and c. 1911
5 9
Jan. 1-31, 1912
5 10
Feb. 2-28, 1912
5 11
Mar. 1-27, 1912
5 12
Apr.2-30, 1912
5 13
May 1-28, 1912
5 14
June1-30, 1912
5 15
July 1-30, 1912
6 1
Aug. 8-Oct. 8, 1912
6 2
Oct. 9-Nov. 25, 1912
6 3
Nov. 26-Dec. 17, 1912
6 4
Dec. 18-31, 1912
6 5
Jan. 2-Apr. 24, 1913
6 6
May 2-June 17, 1913
6 7
June 18-July 31, 1913
6 8
Aug.3 or 4-Sept. 29, 1913
6 9
Oct. 1-25, 1913
6 10
Oct. 28-Dec. 10, 1913
6 11
Dec. 10-Dec. 31, 1913
6 12
Jan. 1-Mar. 2, 1914
7 1
Mar. 3-Apr. 23, 1914
7 2
Apr. 25-May 28, 1914
7 3
June 1-Aug. 31, 1914
7 4
Sept. 9-Nov. 5, 1914
7 5
Nov. 10-Dec. 9, 1914
7 6
Dec. 11-31, 1914 and n.d. (c. 1914)
7 7
Jan. 1-31, 1915
7 8
Feb. 1-21 1915
7 9
Mar.1-31, 1915
7 10
Apr.1-21, 1915
7 11
Apr. 22-May 6, 1915
8 1
May 11-June 31 and c. June 1915
8 2
July 2-Aug. 31, 1915
8 3
Sept. 1-27, 1915
8 4
Sept. 28-Oct. 13, 1915
8 5
Oct. 14-Nov. 8, 1915
8 6
Nov. 9-29, 1915
8 7
Dec. 1-21, 1915
8 8
Dec. 21-31, 1915 and n.d.
8 9
Jan. 3-31, 1916
8 10
Feb. 1-25, 1916
8 11
Feb. 25-Mar. 14, 1916
8 12
Mar. 14-31, 1916
9 1
Apr.4-30, 1916
9 2
May 2-23, 1916
9 3
May 24-June 21, 1916
9 4
June 22-30, 1916
9 5
July 1-31, 1916
9 6
Aug. 2-29, 1916
9 7
Sept. 2-oct. 5, 1916
9 8
Oct. 5-31, 1916
9 9
Nov. 4-30, 1916
9 10
Dec. 1-13, 1916
9 11
Dec.14-26, 1916
9 12
Dec.27-31, 1916 and c. 1916
9 13
Jan. 1-15, 1917
10 1
Jan. 16-24, 1917
10 2
Jan. 25-Feb. 7, 1917 and c. Jan. 1917
10 3
Feb. 8-22, 1917
10 4
Feb. 23-Mar. 9, 1917
10 5
Mar. 10-31, 1917
10 6
Apr.1-30, 1917
10 7
May 2-29, 1917
10 8
June 20-July 28, 1917
10 9
Aug. 30-Sept. 28, 1917
10 10
Oct. 1-30, 1917 and c. 1917
10 11
Nov.2-28, 1917 and c. Nov. 1917
10 12
Dec.2-30, 1917 and c. 1917
10 13
Jan. 1-31, 1918
11 1
Feb. 5-28, 1918
11 2
Mar. 1-28, 1918
11 3
Apr. 1-29, 1918
11 4
May 2-June 26 and n.d. May 1918
11 5
June 27-July 27, 1918
11 6
Aug. 3-Sept. 30, 1918
11 7
Oct.1-26, 1918
11 8
Oct. 28-Dec. 5, 1918
11 9
Dec. 7-31, 1918 and c. 1918
11 10
Jan. 2-31, 1919
11 11
Feb.1-28, 1919
11 12
Mar. 1-31, 1919
11 13
Apr. 9-31, 1919
11 14
May 1-31, 1919
11 15
June 2-30, 1919
11 16
July 1-Aug. 26, 1919
12 1
Sept. 2-Oct. 20, 1919
12 2
Oct. 21-Nov. 29, 1919
12 3
Dec. 1-20, 1919 and c. 1919
12 4
Jan. 3-30, 1920
12 5
Feb. 2-28, 1920
12 6
Mar. 1-23, 1920
12 7
Mar. 24-Apr. 9, 1920
12 8
Apr. 9-22, 1920
12 9
May 1-29, 1920
12 10
June 1-30, 1920
12 11
July 1-30, 1920
12 12
Aug. 8-Sept. 20, 1920
12 13
Oct. 1-Nov. 30, 1920
13 1
Dec. 3-30, 1920 and n.d. 1920
13 2
Jan. 4-31, 1921
13 3
Feb. 2-18, 1921
13 4
Feb. 19-Mar. 10, 1921
13 5
Mar. 10-31, 1921
13 6
Apr. 1-30, 1921
13 7
May 3-25, 1921
13 8
May 26-June 11, 1921
13 9
June 20-Aug. 11, 1921
13 10
Aug. 12-Sept. 30, 1921
13 11
Oct. 3-Nov. 15, 1921
13 12
Nov. 16-Dec. 21, 1921
13 13
Dec. 22-31, and n.d. 1921
13 14
Jan. 5-Feb. 27, 1922
14 1
Mar. 1-31, 1922
14 2
Apr.1-30, 1922
14 3
May 1-June 30, 1922
14 4
July 1-Aug. 22, 1922 (Letter of Aug. 22 includes a copy of "Conservation and the Public Mind.")
14 5
Sept. 4-Oct. 31, 1922
14 6
Nov. 2-Dec. 30, 1922 and n.d. 1922
14 7
Jan. 2-30, 1923
14 8
Feb. 1-Mar. 30, 1923
14 9
Apr. 5-30, 1923
14 10
May 2-June 19, 1923
14 11
July 3-Sept. 10, 1923
14 12
Sept.10-28, 1923
14 13
Oct. 1-31, 1923
15 1
Nov. 1-24, 1923
15 2
Nov. 25-Dec. 29, 1923 and n.d. 1923
15 3
Jan. 2-Feb. 23, 1924
15 4
Mar. 6-Apr. 29, 1924
15 5
May 3-June 29, 1924
15 6
July 3-31, 1924
15 7
Aug. 4-31, 1924 and c. July and Aug. 1924
15 8
Sept. 6-Oct. 31, 1924 and n.d. (c. Oct. 1924)
15 9
Nov. 1-Dec. 11, 1924
15 10
Dec. 12-31 and c. 1924
15 11
Jan. 1-31, 1925
15 12
Feb. 2-27, 1925
16 1
Mar. 2-Apr. 30, 1925
16 2
May 4-June 14, 1925
16 3
June 15-July 24, 1925 and c. July 1925
16 4
Aug. 1-Sept. 27, 1925
16 5
Oct. 1-Nov. 29, 1925
16 6
Dec. 1-31, 1925
16 7
Jan. 4-Feb. 28, 1926
16 8
Mar. 3-Apr. 17, 1926
16 9
Apr. 19-30, 1926
16 10
May 3-June 20, 1926
16 11
June 21-Aug. 2, 1926
16 12
Aug. 2-30, 1926 and c. July and Aug. 1926
17 1
Sept. 1-22, 1926 and c. Sept. 1926
17 2
Oct. 3-29, 1926 and c. Oct.-Dec. 1926
17 3
Nov. 12, 1926-May 10, 1927
17 4
May 12-June 3, 1927
17 5
June 9-Dec. 24, 1927
17 6
n.d. A-C
17 7
n.d. D-F
17 8
G-K
17 9
L-O
17 10
P-S
17 11
T,W
17 12
Correspondence with Frederick H. Kennard,1912-1924 and n.d. (ADDITIONAL)
17 13
Correspondence with Hendrik Willem van Loon, 1933 and 1943
17 14
Abbot Thayer letters
Thayer, 1896-1897
18 1
Thayer, 1898-1900
18 2
Thayer, 1901-1903
18 3
Thayer, 1909-1912
18 4
Thayer, 1913-1917
18 5
Savage Club of Ithaca correspondence, Jan.-June 1915
Jan. 21-May 19, 1915
19 1
May 20-June 4. 1915
19 2
Mary Fuertes Boynton. Contains correspondence between Dr. Boynton and acquaintances, friends and collegues of her father concerning his work, life and papers.
July-Oct. 1941
19 3
Nov. 1941-March 1942
19 4
Apr. 1942-Dec. 1943, n.d. 1943
19 5
Mar. 1947-Oct. 1949
19 6
Nov.-Dec. 1949
19 7
Jan.-May 1950
19 8
June-Dec. 1950
19 9
Jan. 1951-May 1952
19 10
Jan. 1953-March 1954
19 11
Index to correspondence
Alphabetical card file recording correspondents, dates, box/folder numbers
33-34
Series II. Student papers and manuscript material
Herbarium and Plant Description includes pressed specimens, 1892 (fragile)
20
Mineralogy - includes architectural sketches, lecture notes, c. 1895
20
German Literature lecture notes and other notes, 1895
20
Proofs Corrected and Accepted for the Seventh Report of the New York Forest, Fish and Game Commission lithographs with annotations, 1901
20
Notes on Geology and Lithology, 1895
20
Plant Physiology, Botany, Course 1 Lecture, 1895
20
Physics Notes, c. 1895
20
Anatomical Methods - Notes, 1895
20
Details and Sketches of Railings, Mouldings, etc., 1895
20
Notes on Physics Lectures, 1894
20
Birds c. 1889
20
Botany, c. 1892
20
'History of England - Geography Notes, c. 1895 Notes on Physics - Sound and Optics, 1895
20
Report - Histology, 1897
20
Report on the Work in Histology, 1896
20
Report - Histological Laboratory, 1897
20
Comparison Between the Scapulae of Man and the Cat
20
The Humerus of Man, 1895
20
Entomology Practicum, 1896
20
Report on Third Week's Work - Histology Digestive and Respiratory Systems, c. 1897
20
Materials of Constructions, 1894
20
Statistical Catalogue of Birds
20
School Notebook - 5th grade, c. 1884
20
Bird Lists, 1898-1902
20
Vertebrate Zoology Drawings
20
Journals/Notebooks, 1895-1927
[Sketch book]
21
(European trip, 1895)
21
[Black notebook]
21
Log of Florida Trip, begun March 15th 1898
21
Alaska Expedition, May 28-Aug 12, 1899 (digital copy available)
21
Adirondack Mountains - Feb. 18 - 25, 1901
21
South and Southwest Texas - April 13 to Sept. 1901
21
[Black notebook]
21
Trip to California, 1903
21
(bird list)
21
(list of paintings sold and information concerning ownership of originals, in back)
21
The Standard Daily Reminder, 1905 (few entries)
21
The Standard Diary, 1911 (pocket diary)
21
Date Book for 1913
21
Journal of Colombian Expedition, Jan. 8-May 8, 1913
21
Date Book for 1920 (few entries)
21
Record [Red notebook]
21
(Abyssinia trip)
21
(Oct. 4, 1926-Feb. 27, 1927)
21
Journal
21
Abyssinia, 1926-7
21
Vol. II, Mar. 2-April 30th, 1927
21
Catalogue
21
Abyssinia, 1926-7 (blank except for numbers and sketch on inside of back cover)
21
Bound version of digitized Alaska expedition journal (original in Box 21)
114
DeQuincy's Boyhood, Dec. 11, 1893
22 1
Macaulay's Horatius, Mar. 14, 1894
22 2
Oxford in Johnson's Time, Oct. 24, 1895
22 3
The Tuesday Afternoon Coaching Club, Nov. 21, 1895
22 4
The Advantages of Travel, Apr. 30, 1896
22 5
The Coloration of Birds, B.A. Thesis, May 2, 1896
22 6-7
Oliver Wendell Holmes
22 8
Incidents in the Life of John James Audubon
22 9
Miscellaneous essays
22 10
Lecture to the blind
22 11
Notes on bird songs
22 12
Cornell University lectures
22 13
L.A.F. and his connection with Cornell University
22 14
National Character As Influenced By Climate
22 15
Relation of Structural Developments and Habits of Birds
22 16
The Louis Fuertes Story [by Romeyn Berry]
22 17
Manuscript pages of reminiscences written by Mary Katherine Fuertes
22 18-21
L.A.F.'s childhood
22 22
Narrative of Abyssinian Expedition
22 23-37
Manuscript notes about bird portraiture, written ca. 1911
31
Series III. Printed material
The Amateur Sportsman, Sept. 1910
24
American Forests, Feb. 1931
24
The American Museum Journal, May 1915
24
Arbor and Wild Life Days, The University of the State of New York Bulletin to the schools, Feb., 1951
24
Les Artistes d'Aujourd'hui, Aug. 15, 1925
24
Bird Lore, May-June 1938
24
Blue Feathers Apr. 1923
24
Bulletin, Boston Society of Natural History, Oct. 1927
24
Bulletin, Boston Society of Natural History, Jan. 1928
24
Carnegie Magazine, June 1956
24
The Cornell Era, Apr. 1912
24
The Cornell Plantations, Spring 1956
24
The Cornell Widow, June 1942
24
The Eclipse of Jan. 24, 1925 at the Fuertes Observatory, Apr. 1925
24
First American Bird Art Exhibition, Apr. 1926
24
Goodspeed's Catalogue 559
24
In Memoriam: Louis Agassiz Fuertes 1874-1927, 1928
24
Journal of Forestry, Nov. 1927
24
The King Bird, July 1957
24
The Larger North American Mammals, Nov. 1916
24
Louis Aqassiz Fuertes, 1874-1927
24
Nature Magazine, Sept. 1928
24
Nature Songs and Stories, 1914
24
The National Geographic Magazine, Dec. 1920
24
Natural History (_pp. 204-213), Mar. 1937
24
The New York State Conservationist, Feb.-Mar. 1954
24
The North American Review, Oct. 1921
24
The Post-Glacial History of Zonotrichia Capensis, Dec. 10, 1940
24
Revue du Vraie et du Beau, Aug. 25, 1925
24
The Smaller North American Mammals, May 1918
24
Some Common Game, Aquatic, and Rapacious Birds in Relation to Man, June 1921
24
The weekly Preview, Apr. 13, 1921
24
Series IV. Prints
Prints
31
Series V. Photographs
Photos of Fuertes' pictures (birds)
25 1-3
Photos of Fuertes' pictures (mammals)
25 4-5
Photo pulled from pamphlet: "The Eclipse of Jan. 24, 1925 at the Fuertes Observatory"
25 6
Thayer Family
25 7
Neighborhood
25 8
Columbia Expedition
25 9
Early Portraits of L.A.F.
25 10
Expedition to Saskatchewan
25 11
Studio
25 12
Charles W. Knight
25 13
Abyssinia Expedition, 1926-1927
25 14
Bahamas
25 15
Fuertes' House, Barrocolorado Sheldrake L.A.F. and M.S.F. in front of studio in Ithaca, c, 1920's Family
25 16
Estevan Fuertes
25 17
Beach Haven party
25 18
[Ethiopia] Abyssinia
25 19
61 Envelopes containing photographs of miscellaneous landscapes
26 1
Photographs of miscellaneous landscapes
27 1-12
Birds and animals
27 13-48
Miscellaneous personal photographs
27 49-55
7 Photographs of woodpeckers (various species)
27 56
10 Photographs of owls
27 57
Composite photo of woodpeckers
27 58
Composite photo of owls
27 58
Photo of pelican
27 58
Photo of hawk
27 58
With Thayers in Florida
27 59
Photos of Ithaca, Mar. 1, 1909
27 60
Negatives of pages from letters from L.A.F. which contain sketches
27 61-63
Miscellaneous negatives
27 64-65
Daguerreotype of Mary Perry Fuertes (Mother Of L.A.F.) Negatives
27 66
Oversized Photographs
31
Three photos of studio
31
Photo of L.A.F. and party at North Indian Field, St. John's Marshes, west of Melbourne, Florida, 1898
31
Photographs of drawings
35
Church & Dwight Co. trade cards of birds
35
Chronological Field Catalogue I: Birds in the Collection of Louis Agassiz Fuertes, 1898-1910 (also available on microfilm)
35
Chronological Field Catalogue II: Birds in the Collection of Louis Agassiz Fuertes, 1910-1921 (also available on microfilm)
35
8 X 10 photographs of artwork in binders
46-61
35 mm. slides of artwork
112
35 mm. slides of artwork
113
Photo CDs of artwork
115
Series VI. Negatives
Sharp-shinned hawk, May 3, 1895? Red tailed hawk, also turkeys
28 1-3
Scarborough, NY, Feb. 1898
28 4
Trip to Merrit's Island, Mar. 1898
28 5
Indian Field, St. John's Marshes, San Grass Lake, Mar. and Apr. 1898
28 6-10
Alaska, 1899
28 11
Harriman, Alaska Expedition, 1899
28 12-22
Bahama Islands, Apr. 24-May 22, 1902
28 23-29
Bahamas, 1917
28 30
With Thayers in Florida
28 31-33
Hunter's Lake Trip
28 34
Fuertes [div 401 turkeys
28 35-36
Indian Field [Purple Gallinula, YellowCrested Alight Herons]
28 37
Miscellaneous negatives
28 38-45
4 X 5 negatives of artwork: 001-298
36
4 X 5 negatives of artwork: 300-498
37
4 X 5 negatives of artwork: 500-920
38
Series VII. Miscellaneous
Discussion of owls
23 1-3
Discussion of dogs
23 4-5
Game calendar
23 6
Miscellaneous articles
23 7-9
Menus
23 10
Miscellaneous printed articles
23 11-12
Genealogy
23 13
Sketch of swimming holes in Ithaca Creek, c. 1910
23 14
List of birds
23 15
Not Really Birds, ie. war, conservation, etc.
23 16-17
Booklet with pictures of trees
23 18
Miscellaneous certificates
23 19
List of books owned by L.A.F.
23 20
Cornell Alumni News, Mar. 1, 1946 and Nov. 12, 1902
23 21
Book plates
23 22
Miscellaneous clippings
23 23-26
10 printing blocks
29
Christmas cards designed by L.A.F.
29
3 Small sketchbooks
29
3 Glass negatives
29
Picture Inventory
30 1-6
Miscellaneous
30 7-12
Watercolor geese cut-outs
30 13
Penciled geese cut-outs
30 14
Book plates
30 15
Postcards
30 16
Booklet of Latin names (birds?)
31
Annotated proofs for published pictures
31
Annotated book plate
31
Card file of research notes
32
Christmas cards (#8205)
116
Print: "Our Friends the Chickadees," inscribed, signed
116
Additional Arm & Hammer bird cards: Series 4
116
Small published versions of artwork
116
Pencil sketch of bear (#5227)
116
Letter from George Young, Jr. (Dean, College of Architecture) to George M. Sutton, relating to a dachshund foot scraper and accompanied by a sketch by Fuertes
116
Archaeopteryx sketch and humorous poem, n.d. (#5219)
116
Signed mounted published sketch of White or Arctic fox and Pribilof Blue fox (#2346)
116
Signed "enhanced" reproduction of Willow Ptarmigan
116
"The Smaller North American Mammals" from National Geographic Magazine, May 1918
116
Photo of Abbott Thayer's children with Louis Agassiz Fuertes, ca. 1900
116
Small pocket knife, inscribed LAF
116
Series VIII. Artwork
[Box removed--artwork added to boxes 62-97]
39
[Box removed--artwork added to boxes 62-97]
40
001-044
41
047-058
42
060-080
43
095-130
44
131-132
45
133-142
62
143-151 (146-0050, 147-0121 / 22, 148-0020 in Mapcase Drawer 10)
63
153-166 (156-0100 in Drawer 10)
64
167-178 (173-0030 in Drawer 10)
65
180-191
66
194-203 (194-0160 in Drawer 10; 194-0180 in Mapcase Drawer 11-7)
67
204-224 (204-0031/32 in Drawer 10)
68
225-266
69
270- 284
70
286-300 (300-0141 / 42, 300-0151 / 52 in Drawer 10)
71
301-310 (309-0170, 309-0180, 309-0191 / 92, 309-0210, 310-0091/ 92 in Drawer 10)
72
312-332
73
333-342 (333-0090, 337-0130 in Drawer 10)
74
343-352 (349-0301 / 02, 352-0050 in Drawer 10)
75
354-362 (354-0160, 356-0190 in Drawer 10)
76
364-372 (370-0020 in Drawer 10)
77
373- 390
78
393-412
79
416-452
80
456-484
81
486-501
82
503-528
83
529-563
84
567-608
85
612-705
86
715-790
87
800.0010 - 800.0130
88
800.0141 - 800.0750
89
810-820
90
830-860
91
900.0010 - 900.0320
92
900.0331 - 900.0790
93
900.0800 - 900.1290
94
900.1300 - 920.0030
95
920.0040 - 920.0290
96
920.0300 - 920.0660
97
Ornithology: 2238, 2250, 2253, 2259, 2260, 2263
98
Ornithology: 2203, 2220, 2240, 2255, 2257, 2258, 2262
99
Ornithology: 2239, 2254, 2264, 2280, 2295, 2298, 2313, 5206, 5208
100
Ornithology: 2232, 2233, 2235, 2244, 2261, 2292, 6202, 6208, 6221-A
101
Ornithology: 2210, 2223, 2231, 2237, 2245, 2294, 5211, 5213
102
Ornithology: 2206, 2207, 2208, 2230, 2236, 2249
103
Ornithology: 2251, 2282, 2289, 2290, 2291, 2317, 2342, 2344, 5001
104
Ornithology: 5202, 5207, 5210, 5212, 5217, 5221-A, 5231, 5233, 5234
105
Ornithology: 2222, 5253-A, 5253-B, 5253-C, 6210, 6213, 6216, 6222, 6237
106
Ornithology: 1224, 2226, 2234, 2266
107
Ornithology: 2287, 2288, 2299, 2316, 5215, 6227
108
Ornithology: 1, 2, 3, 2201, 2202, 2297, 2300, 2302, 2303, 2304, 2305, 6238, 6117, Whip-poor-will, unnumbered
109
Ornithology: 2340, 2341, 2343, 5203, 5204, 5209, 5214, 5218, 5226, 5230, 5260, 5261, 5262, 5263, 5264, 5265, 5266, 5267, 5268, 5269, 5270, 5271, 5272
110
Ornithology: 6200-A, 6200-B, 6201-A, 6201-B, 6203, 6204, 6211, 6212, 6214, 6215, 6218, 6219, 6220, 6221-B, 6223, 6224, 6226, 6236
111
146-0050, 147-0121/22, 148-0020, 156-0100, 173-0030, 194-0160, 204-0031/32, 300-0141/42, 300-0151/52, 309-0170, 309-0180, 309-0191/92, 309-0210, 310-0091/92, 333-0090, 337-0130, 349-0301/01, 352-0050, 354-0160, 356-0190, 370-0020
CC# 10
Ornithology: 2246, 2247, 2248, 2296, 5205, 5216, 5220, 5221, 5222, 5229
CC# 9
194-0080
II-7