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SERIES Identifier: MS Am 21, MS Am 21.5, MS Am 21

Series I. Drawings


  • 1805-1892
  • Majority of material found in 1805-1847

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.


4 linear feet (15 boxes and 1 volume)

General note

Titles are transcribed from the drawings, although punctuation may differ.

Audubon frequently gives the names of the birds as found in Alexander Wilson, American ornithology (often abbreviated A.W.); and in Georges Louis Leclerc, comte de Buffon, Histoire naturelle des oiseux. He also numbered most of the drawings, and these numbers are given in each entry.

All but one drawing, item (65) are of birds.

Repository Details

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