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Collection: Kennicott Documents

MosquitoMike
MosquitoMike added a note to page page_0003 in the work RK-228, saying “Very challenging species list, especially since he used abbreviations for some of the genus names, many of the names are no longer the same in modern molluscan taxonomy, and he had some misspellings (ex. "lacrymosus" is actually spelled lachrymosu...”Note Added
MosquitoMike
MosquitoMike added a note to page page_0001 in the work RK-234, saying “This letter is signed by I. A. Lapham (Increase Allen Lapham).”Note Added
MosquitoMike
MosquitoMike added a note to page page_0002 in the work RK-228, saying “This letter is signed by Thomas J. Whittemore, Curator of Conchology at the Boston Society of Natural History.”Note Added
janek
janek added a note to page page_0004 in the work RK-228, saying “Besides the crazy handwriting, the Latin words are beyond me. I tried my best.”Note Added
MosquitoMike
MosquitoMike added a note to page 1 in the work RK-005, saying “The letter was sent from "The Whippoorwills nest" (top line) - he was in Cleveland, OH at the time, studying Natural History with Dr. Jared Kirtland.”Note Added
MosquitoMike
MosquitoMike added a note to page page_0001 in the work RK-206, saying “This letter is signed by I.A. Lapham (Increase Allen Lapham)”Note Added
MosquitoMike
MosquitoMike added a note to page page_0001 in the work RK-205, saying “This letter was signed by S F Baird (Spencer Fullerton Baird). The article mentioned at the bottom of the letter from Silliman's American Journal of Science and Arts, Volume 1844, p.237, was written by Dr. (John T.) Plummer of Richmond, Ind. (Ind...”Note Added
janek
janek added a note to page 2 in the work RK-006, saying “[This should be: "did not call on Ransoms folks" because”Note Added
MosquitoMike
MosquitoMike added a note to page page_0003 in the work RK-194, saying “The scientific names of the squirrels underlined at the top are: S. niger, S. pennsylvanius, and S. migratorius. (S = Sciurus) ”Note Added
MosquitoMike
MosquitoMike added a note to page page_0002 in the work RK-194, saying “Aud. back should be "Aud. & Bach." referring to John James Audubon and John Bachman's previous reference work "The Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America". The species listed at the bottom and underlined are Mus michiganensis, Gerbillus canadens...”Note Added
MosquitoMike
MosquitoMike added a note to page page_0001 in the work RK-194, saying “This letter was written October 24, 1856 (sometimes Baird's "5"s look like "8"s)”Note Added
MosquitoMike
MosquitoMike added a note to page page_0001 in the work RK-193, saying “The "catalogue of insects" was prepared for the "Female College" in Milwaukee (a predecessor of the Milwaukee-Downer College)”Note Added
MosquitoMike
MosquitoMike added a note to page page_0002 in the work RK-192, saying “This letter is signed by "S.F. Baird" (Spencer Fullerton Baird).”Note Added
MosquitoMike
MosquitoMike added a note to page page_0001 in the work RK-192, saying “This letter was written October 20, 1856 (not 86).”Note Added
MosquitoMike
MosquitoMike added a note to page page_0001 in the work RK-185, saying “The year on this letter is 1856.”Note Added
akeem dennis
akeem dennis added a note to page page_0002 in the work RK-136, saying “This is too difficult to read even when the contrast is up and brightness down.”Note Added
MosquitoMike
MosquitoMike added a note to page page_0004 in the work RK-177, saying “The initials at the bottom are "G.N.L." (George Newbold Lawrence)”Note Added
MosquitoMike
MosquitoMike added a note to page page_0002 in the work RK-176, saying “This letter is signed by S F Baird (Spencer Fullerton Baird)”Note Added
MosquitoMike
MosquitoMike added a note to page page_0001 in the work RK-174, saying “This letter is signed by S. L. Abbot (Samuel L. Abbot, M.D., Corresponding Secretary of the Boston Natural History Society in 1856)”Note Added
MosquitoMike
MosquitoMike added a note to page page_0001 in the work RK-173, saying “The Prof. mentioned in the 2nd paragraph is LeConte (John L. LeConte)”Note Added
MosquitoMike
MosquitoMike added a note to page page_0003 in the work RK-194, saying “This letter is signed by "S F Baird" (Spencer Fullerton Baird)”Note Added
MosquitoMike
MosquitoMike added a note to page page_0001 in the work RK-193, saying “This letter is signed by "I.A. Lapham" (Increase Allen Lapham)”Note Added
MosquitoMike
MosquitoMike added a note to page page_0002 in the work RK-181, saying “This letter is signed by "J.P. Kirtland" (Jared Potter Kirtland, the Cleveland mentor of Robert Kennicott)”Note Added
ronvasile
ronvasile added a note to page page_0001 in the work RK-134, saying “Yes you are correct”Note Added
MosquitoMike
MosquitoMike added a note to page page_0001 in the work RK-134, saying “or is it "had a good deal OF talk about you."?”Note Added
pat_mccurry
pat_mccurry added a note to page page_0003 in the work RK-159, saying “Done”Note Added
ronvasile
ronvasile added a note to page 1 in the work RK-049, saying “It looks like one gray squirrel”Note Added
ronvasile
ronvasile added a note to page 1 in the work RK-049, saying “one of every squirrel”Note Added
ronvasile
ronvasile added a note to page page_0001 in the work RK-134, saying “had a good deal to talk about you.”Note Added
ronvasile
ronvasile added a note to page page_0002 in the work RK-134, saying “live snakes, not line”Note Added
MosquitoMike
MosquitoMike added a note to page page_0002 in the work RK-162, saying “"Catacollas" is likely a misspelling for the Catocala moths, which looks like tree bark when the wings are closed.”Note Added
MosquitoMike
MosquitoMike added a note to page page_0003 in the work RK-159, saying “This letter is signed by T.M. Brewer (Thomas Mayo Brewer, Ornithologist with the Boston Society of Natural History)”Note Added
janek
janek added a note to page page_0002 in the work RK-136, saying “I can not read the words of this letter well enough to transcribe. Just too pale for me. Please give me something more easily read!!”Note Added
MosquitoMike
MosquitoMike added a note to page page_0002 in the work RK-173, saying “This letter is signed by Asa Fitch (New York)”Note Added
MosquitoMike
MosquitoMike added a note to page page_0002 in the work RK-144, saying “This letter is signed by "S.F. Baird" (Spencer Fullerton Baird).”Note Added
MosquitoMike
MosquitoMike added a note to page page_0001 in the work RK-144, saying “Although Baird's handwriting is of the typical indistinct style, I believe the letter was likely written April 14, 1854.”Note Added
MosquitoMike
MosquitoMike added a note to page page_0003 in the work RK-142, saying “This letter was signed "T.M. Brewer" (written by an assistant on behalf of Thomas Mayo Brewer, ornithologist with the Boston Society of Natural History)”Note Added
MosquitoMike
MosquitoMike added a note to page page_0001 in the work RK-137, saying “This letter was written in 1856. Not sure why Hoy refers to Robert Kennicott as "Ophis Cappa" - Ophis is Greek for "serpent" and Cappa in Latin may refer to "head" or "hat". ”Note Added
MosquitoMike
MosquitoMike added a note to page page_0004 in the work RK-135, saying “The "Dr. Hay" throughout this letter should be "Dr. Hoy" (Philo Romayne Hoy of Racine, Wisconsin)”Note Added
MosquitoMike
MosquitoMike added a note to page page_0001 in the work RK-135, saying “The handwritten note at the top of the page (not in Robert Kennicott's handwriting) says "1854 or 1856" and I believe neither is correct. "Sunday" is clearly written, and the date appears to be "March 3" but on closer examination is actually "Mar...”Note Added
pat_mccurry
pat_mccurry added a note to page page_0005 in the work RK-132, saying “Thanks!”Note Added
MosquitoMike
MosquitoMike added a note to page page_0001 in the work RK-134, saying “Sad that page 1 is missing, as that page has the date (and probably some other interesting tidbits). It was likely March 1856, as the content mentions the description of a new snake species, Regina kirtlandii, which was presented for publication ...”Note Added
MosquitoMike
MosquitoMike added a note to page page_0004 in the work RK-122, saying “True! :-)”Note Added
MosquitoMike
MosquitoMike added a note to page page_0005 in the work RK-132, saying “This letter was signed by S.F. Baird (Spencer Fullerton Baird). The "well known European birds" are Plectrophenax lapponicus and nivalis ”Note Added
pat_mccurry
pat_mccurry added a note to page page_0004 in the work RK-122, saying “Thanks - I may have been incorrect, but at least I was consistent!”Note Added
MosquitoMike
MosquitoMike added a note to page page_0001 in the work RK-132, saying “Baird misspelled the name as "Reed", but the author he is writing about is Captain Mayne Reid (1818-1883), author of The Hunters' Feast (and many other books).”Note Added
MosquitoMike
MosquitoMike added a note to page page_0002 in the work RK-126, saying “This letter is signed "J. Cassin" [John Cassin, Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia]”Note Added
MosquitoMike
MosquitoMike added a note to page page_0001 in the work RK-125, saying “This letter is signed "J Cassin" [John Cassin of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia]”Note Added
pat_mccurry
pat_mccurry added a note to page page_0006 in the work RK-118, saying “Thanks!”Note Added
pat_mccurry
pat_mccurry added a note to page page_0001 in the work RK-118, saying “Thanks!”Note Added