Bradford Torrey (1843-1912) was an ornithologist and author. This collection contains letters from Mr. Bradford Torrey to
Mrs. Olive Thorne Miller from 1889-1907 regarding birds in New England and Santa Barbara.
Harriet Mann Miller (1831–1918) was a naturalist, ornithologist and children's writer. She sometimes wrote under the pseudonym
Olive Thorne Miller. In addition to writing on birds and their behavior, she contributed to the journal of the Audubon Society.
In 1880 she became an avid bird watcher. She was a proponent of the movement to prevent hunting of birds for use of their
plumes in the millinery trade. After the death of her husband in 1904, she moved to Los Angeles.Bradford Torrey (born 1843, died 1912) lived in Santa Barbara, California and was an ornithologist and author. Torrey devoted
much time to the study of birds, their habits, peculiarities, and domestic traits. He wrote numerous papers on this subject,
and published Birds in the Bush (Boston, 1885).
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