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Compilation of manuscripts on birds

The handwritten manuscript features a rough draft of "Bird lives" as well as other manuscripts that most likely were broken up into different manuscripts later.

Finley, William L. (William Lovell), 1876-1953

Wren

Fanciful handwritten manuscript on the casual observation of a wren mother and her family. This document has parts from both "Rearing a wren family" and "Vigor's wren".

Finley, William L. (William Lovell), 1876-1953

Hawks

Manuscript that contains a few related excerpts from "Scarcity of hawks & owls." Talks about how from a naturalist's point of view, there is desire for the extermination of any species, even if they are predators.

Finley, William L. (William Lovell), 1876-1953

Beginning journal

Manuscript discussing the virtues of nature, especially in enjoying the natural resources that the Pacific Northwest has to offer.

Finley, William L. (William Lovell), 1876-1953

Game resources of Oregon

Manuscript that examines and advocates for the enforcement of legislation in regards to birds, wild life, and their native habitats.

Finley, William L. (William Lovell), 1876-1953

Mammals on Mt. Hood

Manuscript that describes the varied warm blooded wildlife as observed by Elijah Coalman, Ranger for the United States Bureau of Forestry.

Finley, William L. (William Lovell), 1876-1953

The bush-tit

Manuscript describing a bush-tit, most notably feeding behavior.

Finley, William L. (William Lovell), 1876-1953

Dolly Varden trout

Manuscript discussing where the Dolly Varden trout can be found and the nuisance it is in Oregon waters.

Finley, William L. (William Lovell), 1876-1953

Trout

Manuscript depicting the importance of trout, especially for farming communities. Goes on to protest the implementation of non-native fish, especially the Loch Leven trout.

Finley, William L. (William Lovell), 1876-1953

Tiniest soul in feathers

Manuscript describing hummingbirds, including the behavior of the male bird and physical descriptions of nestlings.

Finley, William L. (William Lovell), 1876-1953

Bush-tit

A rough draft of "Bush-tit." The last page appears to belong to another manuscript.

Finley, William L. (William Lovell), 1876-1953

Sanctuaries for waterfowl

Manuscript that champions the idea of additional sanctuaries for birds and animals. The document mentions what efforts President Theodore Roosevelt made before retiring from office. The document also highlights a number of refuges in the United States.

Averill, Edgar F., 1881-1955

Trapping and transplanting beaver

Manuscript describing the process of transplanting beavers when they are negatively affecting their environment. The author details the process as well as the advantages this process has on the beaver population.

Finley, William L. (William Lovell), 1876-1953

Habits and history of the beaver

Manuscript in which the author corrects the perception that beavers are more valuable as pelts rather than members of ecological society. Extolls the idea that beavers should just be put back in the right place rather than killing them.

Finley, William L. (William Lovell), 1876-1953

Banding ducks on Malheur Lake

This manuscript discusses the importance of tracking migration of ducks by placing an aluminum band. Phillip A. DuMont ran the trapping and banding station at the Malheur Lake Reservation.

Finley, William L. (William Lovell), 1876-1953

Spiders migrate in parachutes

Brief manuscript that details the observation of some gray spiders creating parachutes with their webbing. Author comments on how this might be the way these spiders migrate.

Finley, William L. (William Lovell), 1876-1953

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