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Notes on grebe skin traffic

Manuscript describing the plight of the western grebe being hunted for their durable skin. The document describes the hunters' realization of the diminishing bird population.

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

The trail of the plume hunters

Manuscript that is compiled of various excerpts. The main focus of the manuscript is the devastation of bird populations due to plumage hunting for fashion and other interests.

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

Black-headed grosbeak

Manuscript reflecting on observations of a couple of grosbeaks. The manuscript features an excerpt from "A family of grosbeaks."

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

Preface for lecture

A preface for a lecture on the author's motivation for bird photography, focusing on land birds of Oregon and California.

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

Excerpts

Manuscript that depicts trials of photography, the lamentation of the loss of one species, and other thoughts.

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

Photographing a flicker family

In this draft of "Photographing flickers", High-Hole and his family are featured. The author describes their interactions with their offspring.

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

Bush-tit

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

Study of sea birds

Edited manuscript that recounts a trip to the Oregon Coast in search of water fowl of the sea.

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

Bird - Life about a pond

Manuscript in which William L. Finley describes several varieties of birds, including what he refers to as a sparrow hawk (American kestrel).

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

Sea birds

Manuscript in which the pursuit of photographing sea birds is discussed. Appears to be the same trip featured in "Study of sea birds."

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

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

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

Dispersal of seeds

Manuscript explaining how seeds travel and spread. The document includes an interaction with a squirrel.

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

Uncle Sam takes life insurance for his family

Manuscript discusses the importance of forests and the reality that upkeep is costly and time consuming. Author advocates that the American government should finance this and praises the work being done by the Forest Service. The program took unemployed young men from metropolitan areas and placed them into service for the forests. Not only was this beneficial for the forests, but the author contends that the young men free of the bad influences of the city, made the government's investment sound.

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

Restoring Oregon forests

Manuscript describing an article written by Cory Ford and Alastair MacBain. The main focus of this document is restoring our forests in order to provide the necessary habitats for the fish and wildlife. The practice of raising animals in hatcheries and releasing them back in to the wild for sport is pointless when the environment is polluted and kills the animals.

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

Wealth may come from primitive areas in Oregon

Manuscript that examines the uptick of interest and financial gain in Oregon's outdoors. A particular interest in the Rogue River Valley is explored. The author comments on the amount of funds for paving roads in order to allow people to access the wilderness easily. The document also points out that there are many ways to destroy natural areas, but few are considering how to preserve them.

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

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