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Basket makers

Manuscript detailing the basket net building habits of vireos and orioles. Additional birds are mentioned, but only for comparison. The document highlights the importance of imitation as a large influence on behavior.

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

Sagebrush country

Manuscript describing a trip. Highlights include the convenience of a machine that provides fuel, shelter, and the ability to cook. Observations of wildlife and the environment are also included.

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


This manuscript accounts the likability of the bush-tit, pointing out that a scientific description of the bird does not mean that one truly has discovered all there is to know about it.

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


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

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

Story of the robin

Manuscript describing the disappearance of robin eggs by a small group of chipmunk bandits.

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

Correspondence, February 21, 1910

Letter from J. H. Hüsers to William Finley, requesting a permit to trap on the Malheur Lake Reservation as well as photographs of swan and geese. Hüsers discusses concern about the prevalence of trappers possibly disturbing nesting sites.

Hüsers, J. H.

Correspondence, March 1910

Correspondence discussing concerns regarding trappers disturbing nesting sites on the Malheur Lake Reservation. Additional topics include the purchase of William Finley’s photographs for the Baldwin Sheep and Land Co. catalogue and inclusion of Finley’s article, “The Cruise of Two Camera Hunters” in the June volume of The Pacific Monthly.

Finley, Irene

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