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La Prath

Manuscript describing the activities of La Prath, a French-Canadian professional hunter. The author details the places, types of birds, and compensation.

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

Lecture on plumage hunting

Manuscript that appears to be an initial edit of a lecture. The manuscript describes the author's efforts in collecting data, combining the results and findings of three exploratory trips.

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

Malheur trip

Manuscript describing Malheur Lake. The author describes the uncomfortable conditions of this trip as well as detailing the dismal quality of the lake's water for drinking.

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

Malheur

Manuscript describing a trip to Malheur Lake with Bohlman, including descriptions of the land and its occupants.

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

White heron search

Manuscript describing the same trip in "Malheur". The focus in this document is on the quest for white herons.

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

Lecture

Lecture that focuses on the trip mentioned in both "Malheur" and "White heron search."

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

Mixed lecture

Manuscript of a lecture that cover topics, including searching for white herons.

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

Home life of birds

Manuscript detailing observations of birds, searching for white herons, and lecturing on bird life.

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

Life blood of birds for fashion

Manuscript describing the wreckage plume hunting has caused to some bird populations. Author points out that six indictments against two plume hunters had been filed. The defendants fled to California.

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

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

Malheur refuge an aid to both birds and farmers

Manuscript that details the advantages of a wildlife refuge, especially in regards to the land. The document describes some of the difficulties that the Malheur Refuge experienced. Examples include illegal squatters around the lake bed and the attempt of a pair of locals (Culver Marshall and Wilbur Springer) to host a duck hunt inside the refuge.

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

The American white pelican

Manuscript that focuses on the American white pelican, which according to this document, has an unattractive appearance. The document also describes how the pelican feeds its young.

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

Malheur, the unfortunate

Manuscript chronicling the woes that have befallen Malheur Lake, including hunting, land cultivation, and disregard for the lake's status as a refuge.

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

Malheur, the unfortunate

An edited version of "Malheur, the unfortunate" which describes the destruction man has wreaked upon the lake and surrounding area.

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

Should Oregon have a bison range?

Article exploring the idea of creating a range for American bison. Finley and other naturalists propose that an upper portion of the Malheur Bird Refuge should be used as a bison range.

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

Birds that need help

Article discussing conservation efforts and endangered bird species, including the trumpeter swan, California condor, and bald eagle.

Averill, Edgar F., 1881-1955

Correspondence and news releases

Correspondence discussing the Malheur Lake Wildlife Refuge and dam construction on the Klamath River in California. News releases describing William Finley's life and lectures are included.

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

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