Fonds SC17 - Frederick Henry Barratt's journal of nature records

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Frederick Henry Barratt's journal of nature records

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CA ON00259 SC17

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  • February 27,1937-August 7, 1939 (Creation)

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1 volume of textual records

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Frederick Barratt (1918-1939) was a bird artist from Cameron, Ontario. By the time of his early death on December 3, 1939 in Toronto, Barratt had already exhibited paintings at the Royal Ontario Museum - Library and Archives and sold illustrations to nature magazines.

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Fonds consists of a volume documenting bird sightings in and around Toronto. The volume contains 128 printed checklist pages, listing 345 species of Ontario birds. Recorded information includes time of sightings, the people who were involved in the bird watching, location, weather conditions, and date. In addition, the number of birds of each species sighted has been recorded, with a total of the number of species sighted recorded at the bottom right corner of the sheet. Some of the sheets have more detailed notes written on the reverse. Many of the sheets record bird sightings from two or more locations.

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The ROM holds 8 bird specimens collected by Barratt in the Toronto area.


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Biographical information from: McNicholl, Martin K., and John L. Cranmer-Byng, eds. Ornithology in Ontario. Whitby, Ont.: Hawk Owl, 1994.

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