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John L. Jackson fonds

  • CA ON00259 SC38
  • Fonds
  • 1887-1893

Fonds consists of a volume of notes on bird nests dating from May 24, 1887-June 10, 1893, as well as a listing of Jacksons' egg collection, purchased by the ROM. The notes are organized by species, giving both the Latin and common names, and consist of information on the date and where the specimens were collected, the sex and average size of the eggs, whether or not the eggs were incubated, and detailed information on the nest. The entries are not organized taxonomically; some Latin names are out of date. Paul Harrington made notes regarding the acquisition of Jackson's egg collection on page 2, some bird sighting notes on page 100, and was likely responsible for the list of Jackson's egg collection, found on pages 163-165.

Jackson, John L.

Paul Harrington fonds

  • CA ON00259 SC31
  • Fonds
  • 1914-1963

Fonds consists of eight volumes of Harrington’s bird notes. Five volumes are chronological field journals, while two are arranged by bird. One volume is devoted to bird sightings in Wasaga Beach, Ontario. The field journals give notes on the species that were observed, in addition to information of the number of eggs collected, how common a species is in the area, lists of birds observed and collected in various areas, and maps showing where birds were observed. The two volumes that are organized by bird are not in taxonomic order. These two volumes give information about the location where a nest was found, the date, how many eggs were collected out of the total number in the nest, and occasionally more detailed notes on bird behaviour and the nests. The volume on Wasaga Beach includes a map of the area covered by Harrington, and the notes are organized chronologically. This volume contains information on the species of bird observed, how many of each species were seen, the number of eggs collected, as well as some more detailed notes on bird behaviour or fishing expeditions.

Harrington, Paul, 1898-1966