Series MS-3068 - Journals and Field Notes

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Journals and Field Notes

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  • 1938-2011 (Creation)

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1.28 m of textual records

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The series consists of Edwards' notebooks, which consist of journals and field notes. Many of the notebooks contain an inventory of bird sightings. The notebooks are also filled with a trained naturalist’s commentary on local flora and fauna of areas where Edwards worked, as well as observations on his professional career (including curatorial comments on museum displays, editing work for publications, and observations on the museum profession). Personal relations and daily household matters are also covered, including travel notes and accounts of his various residences at Toronto, Algonquin Park, Ottawa, and Victoria.

The earlier notebooks consist of loose-leaf paper, whereas later notebooks are bound volumes. Many of the notebooks contain sketches or various ephemera interfiled among the pages, including some photographs, newspaper clippings, brochures, or other small documents. This ephemera has been retained within the pages.

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The notebooks are arranged chronologically. Some notebooks cover multiple years and some years cover multiple notebooks.

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Accession number(s): 2012.117.1

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  • Box: 907976-0010
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