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Finding Aid to the Letters from Bradford Torrey to Olive Thorne Miller MS.621
MS.621  
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Description
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.
Background
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).
Extent
0.1 linear feet (1 folder)
Restrictions
Copyright has not been assigned to the Autry National Center. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Autry Archivist. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Autry National Center as the custodian of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.
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