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Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 32 Collections and/or Records:

African Rhinoceros with Tick Birds Sculpture

Identifier: ANSP-2010-109-Artifact
Scope and Contents

This is a plaster cast of the African Rhinoceros with Tick Birds sculpture created by James Lippitt Clark. Clark was known for his excellent sculptor work with African animals and sculpted many Rhinos in his lifetime. This Black Rhino statue stands thirty inches tall and forty inches wide. It was created in 1912 and said to be on of Clark's best works.

Dates: 1912

Alexander Wilson, Copper plates

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: ANSP-Coll-0427
Scope and Contents

Engraved copper plates from which 10 of the illustrations of Wilson's American Ornithology were printed, namely pls. 1-5, 7-9 of vol. 1 and pls. 10-11 of v. 2. 26 x 33 cm. These were engraved by Alexander Lawson and are accompanied by a carbon of the letter of appreciation of the Academy to the donor.

Dates: 1808-1810

Annie Graff 19th Century Feather Scrapbook

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: ANSP-2009-015
Scope and Contents

Scrapbook is comprised of 90 pages each decorated with bird feathers arranged artisticly, and pasted to the paper. Most species represented are local and common or domesticated, with some exceptions including the macaws from Brazil, and the prairie hens. The title page features the creator's name in feathers.

Dates: Before 1896

Archibald Thorburn, Watercolor

 Collection — Box Oversize Small Collections 5
Identifier: ANSP-Coll-0363
Scope and Contents

William Beebe's "Mongraph of the Pheasants," published 1918-22 included a colored frontispiece in vol. 1 entitled Kuser's Blood Partridge. Four artists' signatures appear on the colored plates, namely, Archibald Thorburn, G. E. Lodge, H. Gronvold and C. R. Knight. The frontispiece cited above was painted by Thorburn 'after G. E. Lodge."

Dates: 1918

Carriker South American Expeditions, 1929-1935. Papers.

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: ANSP-Coll-0900
Overview These papers are concerned with five separate expeditions for collecting vertebrates in South America. The first three, in 1929-1932 were made to Peru, while the second two, 1933-1935 were to Bolivia. Melbourne A. Carriker was a Philadelphian interested in becoming a collector and through the sponsorship of the Academy and financial aid of Clement B. Newbold, he went to Peru where he collected birds and mammals. Later, on his Bolivian expeditions he was accompanied by his son M.R. Carriker...
Dates: 1929-1935

Charles Willson Peale Lectures on Natural History, 1800-1802

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: ANSP-Coll-0040
Scope and Contents As a device for attracting visitors to his early Philadelphia museum, C. W. Peale gave various courses of lectures. The outlines for those delivered during 1801 to 1802 were devoted to the subject of natural objects. The series consists of 39 numbers and various introductory sections, making in all 42 parts. These were donated to the Academy where they remained until 1948 when they were deposited, on call, with the American Philosophical Society of Philadelphia. [Recalled to the ANSP July...
Dates: 1800-1802

Copper plate for printing from John James Audubon's Birds of America (London, 1824-1838): Plate 196 "Labrador Falcon" or Gyrfalcon

 Item — No container Flat File
Identifier: ANSP-2012-042
Scope and Contents According to appraiser Donald Cresswell on 24 April 2006:Copper plate used for printing plate number 196 for The Birds of America "Labrador Falcon" (known as Gyrfalcon) by John James Audubon and printed in London by Rovert Havell. This is one of the larger plates bacause the image almost fills the elephant folio sheets measuring approxiamtely 38 inches by 25 inches comprising the finished prints. The plate is in fine condition with the exception of a very few spots and finger...
Dates: 1824-1838

Delaware Valley Ornithological Club records

Identifier: ANSP-Coll-0074
Scope and Contents Includes constitution, minutes, lists and photographs of members, treasurer's reports, programs, scrapbook of activities, 1890-99, and general historical papers and correspondence.Signers of letters and documents: Baily, William L. (14) 1890-1900; Baker, Charles H. 1900; Batchelder, C. F. 1892; Bendix, Charles E. 1892; Bicknell, Eugene P. 1895; Bishop, Louis B. 1898; Bissegger, John B. 1896; Buller, W. H. (2) 1895-98; Bush, Walter D. 1898; Chapman, Frank M. 1894; Cope, Francis...
Dates: 1884 - 2003