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A. Stelfox - Field Notes, Volume 7, 1935-1936

Is there something special about bees in the British Isles? Irish naturalist Arthur W. Stelfox was fascinated by them. In this seventh volume of his field notes, he travels to both east and west coasts of southern Ireland. Together with his daily record, he notes specimen names, date collected, sex, quantity, sometimes remarks on the weather, location and sometimes specific type of environment. It's worth noting that someone was checking his work. When "R.C.L.P" follows a specimen name, it signifies that D. R. C. L. Perkins, F.R.S. also saw and verified the entry. Please join us in transcribing this project. Your contributions make it more accessible to researchers.

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Alexander Wetmore - Arkansas and Texas, 1917-1918 : To investigate damage done by birds

What can I do to protect these crops? In 1917, farmers in southern Texas had already been through two dry seasons, impacting their rice harvests. Species like the red-winged blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus) were making a further dent in the farmers' fields. They reached out to the United States Department of Agriculture and its Bureau of Biological Survey. Ornithologist Alexander Wetmore was sent to investigate and determine how the farmers might best address this threat in a environmentally-responsible way. Team up with other volunpeers to transcribe Wetmore's account of his investigations in Texas, and later Arkansas. Discover the scope of the problem and what were considered to be acceptable solutions at the beginning of the 20th century.

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Alexander Wetmore - Western United States, 1918: Breeding waterfowl, field diaries

Following his time in southern Texas and Arkansas, ornithologist Alexander Wetmore moves on to spend four months, from late spring to the very end of summer, observing waterfowl breeding in the southwestern United States. Nonetheless, the contentious relationship between migrating birds and farmers through out the Southwest continues to crop up in his notes. This field diary includes wonderfully detailed descriptions and sketches of birds' mating rituals that Wetmore observed interspersed with terse notes about the farmers. One "wants government to send in soldiers to kill off ducks." Another farmer wants the privilege of doing it himself. This field diary proves to be a real transcription challenge because Wetmore's penciled notes are in some places both faint and smudged. Are you up to it? Join other stalwart #volunpeers in this effort.

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Bladensburg Union Burial Association Records, Membership dues record book, 1876-1898

The Bladensburg Union Burial Association Records document the activities of a mutual aid society in Bladensburg, Maryland from 1874-1978. There are membership applications, sick certificates, wills, minutes, and membership dues record books. Chaplain Capt. Henry Vinton Plummer (1844-1906) established the burial society in 1870 at St. Paul Baptist Church in Bladensburg, Maryland, a church founded by his sister Sarah Miranda Plummer on October 19, 1866. Help us transcribe this collection to learn more about the financial and other assistance it provided to members in the community.

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Bladensburg Union Burial Association Records, Membership dues Record Book, 1885-1912

The Bladensburg Union Burial Association Records document the activities of a mutual aid society in Bladensburg, Maryland from 1874-1978. There are membership applications, sick certificates, wills, minutes, and membership dues record books. Chaplain Capt. Henry Vinton Plummer (1844-1906) established the burial society in 1870 at St. Paul Baptist Church in Bladensburg, Maryland, a church founded by his sister Sarah Miranda Plummer on October 19, 1866. Help us transcribe this collection to learn more about the financial and other assistance it provided to members in the community.

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E. D. Moore: Receipts, September 1907-February 1911

Want an adventure, help us in transcribing Ernst R. Moore’s papers. Moore worked as an ivory trader employed by Arnold, Cheney & Co., ivory importers of New York City, serving as the firm's agent in Aden, Mombasa, and Zanzibar from 1907 to 1911. In his work, Moore negotiated the purchase of tons of elephant tusks from the Arab traders who brought them from the interior of Africa, and made several trips into the interior himself. Over the course of his four years abroad, Moore is credited as the largest purchaser of Ivory in Africa at the time. He also served briefly as U.S. Consul at Zanzibar in 1911. While in Africa, Moore came in contact with the famous as well as the infamous; ranging from President Teddy Roosevelt when part of the Smithsonian-Roosevelt African Expedition, to the notorious slave trader and raider Tippu Tib and American poacher, King James. You can help us in transcribing these wonderful papers, while at the same time following Moore’s adventures.

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Friedrich "Fritz" Rumpf Notebooks - Set 1

Friedrich Karl Georg Rumpf (1888-1949) German illustrator and ethnographer, and son of German artist Fritz Rumpf. The younger Fritz Rumpf was living in Japan at the outbreak of war and likely composed parts of at least one of the following notebooks while living as a prisoner of war. PLEASE NOTE: The notebooks will be a special challenge as they contain multiple notes in German and Japanese, and drawings in pencil, ink and wash made during his travels and research in Japan.

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Friedrich "Fritz" Rumpf Notebooks - Set 2

Friedrich Karl Georg Rumpf (1888-1949) German illustrator and ethnographer, and son of German artist Fritz Rumpf. The younger Fritz Rumpf was living in Japan at the outbreak of war and likely composed parts of at least one of the following notebooks while living as a prisoner of war. PLEASE NOTE: The notebooks will be a special challenge as they contain multiple notes in German and Japanese, and drawings in pencil, ink and wash made during his travels and research in Japan.

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Jacques Seligmann & Co. records, General Correspondence: Baderou, Henri, 1952

Letters from the General Correspondence subseries of the Jacques Seligmann & Co. records. The Jacques Seligmann & Co. records in the Archives of American Art are among the world's foremost resources for provenance research. The collection documents the business dealings of international art galleries which were active for nearly a century, and contains invaluable information for tracing the provenance of works of art which passed through the Jacques Seligmann & Company holdings.

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Jacques Seligmann & Co. records, General Correspondence: Baderou, Henri, 1953-1954

Letters from the General Correspondence subseries of the Jacques Seligmann & Co. records. The Jacques Seligmann & Co. records in the Archives of American Art are among the world's foremost resources for provenance research. The collection documents the business dealings of international art galleries which were active for nearly a century, and contains invaluable information for tracing the provenance of works of art which passed through the Jacques Seligmann & Company holdings.

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