Ornithology and oölogy of New England : containing full descriptions of the birds of New England, and adjoining states and provinces, arranged by a long-approved classification and nomenclature : together with a complete history of their habits, times of arrival and departure, their distribution, food, song, time of breeding, and a careful and accurate description of their nests and eggs : with illustrations of many species of the birds, and accurate figures of their eggs / by Edward A. Samuels
Birds of New England and adjacent states
Samuels, Edward A (Edward Augustus) 1836-1908 Search this
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These papers consist of a "Book of Dates" compiled by Coues between 1896 and 1899, probably when he was preparing to write his memoirs. It includes genealogical information
dating to 1686 and is probably the most important source of information on Coues' life. Also included are thirty-eight letters written by Coues to Winfrid Alden Stearns, who
was seeking Coues' help in writing a manual of New England ornithology. Stearns' work was finally published in 1883 in two volumes under the title New England Bird Life,
Being a Manual of New England Ornithology, with extensive revisions and editing by Coues. In addition, this record unit contains an undated manuscript written by Coues
on the geographic distribution of mammals.
Elliott Coues (1842-1899), a disciple of Spencer F. Baird, was probably the most influential American ornithologist of his generation. From about 1860 to 1881 Coues
served in the United States Army as Assistant Surgeon and from 1877 to 1886 served as Professor of Anatomy at Columbian College (now The George Washington University). His
major publications include Key to North American Birds, 1872; Check List of North American Birds, 1873, 1882; and Field Ornithology, 1874.
New light on the early history of the greater Northwest : the manuscript journals of Alexander Henry, fur trader of the Northwest Company, and of David Thompson, official geographer and explorer of the same company, 1799-1814 : exploration and adventure among the Indians on the Red, Saskatchewan, Missouri, and Columbia Rivers / edited with copious critical commentary by Elliott Coues ; in three volumes