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Inventory of the George Bird Grinnell Papers, 1879-1951 (bulk 1905-1934)
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: George Bird Grinnell Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1879-1951, (bulk 1905-1934)
    Creator: Grinnell, George Bird
    Extent: 124 items
    Repository: The Huntington Library
    San Marino, California 91108
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information


    Collection is open to qualified researchers by prior application through the Reader Services Department. For more information please go to following URL .

    Publication Rights

    In order to quote from, publish, or reproduce any of the manuscripts or visual materials, researchers must obtain formal permission from the office of the Library Director. In most instances, permission is given by the Huntington as owner of the physical property rights only, and researchers must also obtain permission from the holder of the literary rights. In some instances, the Huntington owns the literary rights, as well as the physical property rights. Researchers may contact the appropriate curator for further information.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], George Bird Grinnell Papers, The Huntington Library, San Marino, California.


    George Bird Grinnell, editor, author, explorer and conservationist, was born in Brooklyn, New York on September 20, 1849. He studied at Yale University, where he took his doctorate in 1880, and was attached to the Peabody Museum from 1874 to 1880. In 1874 he served as naturalist with General Custer's expedition to the Black Hills, and in 1875 with Ludlow's expedition to Yellowstone Park. He accompanied the Harriman Alaska Expedition in 1899 in a similar capacity. An active member in a number of scientific and special interest organizations, he was especially interested in the New York Zoological Society, the American Ornithologists Union, the Audubon Society, the National Parks Association, and was a member of the Explorers' Club, the Authors' Club, and the Boone and Crockett Club. He was editor of Forest and Stream from 1876 to 1911, author of a number of books and articles on hunting, Indians, frontier life, camping and scouting, wild life, etc., and was editor and reviewer of many other publications. Grinnell died on April 11, 1938.

    Subject matter

    Wild life conservation, especially of birds; use of water resources on public lands for irrigation; national parks and the National Parks Association; publications relative to national parks and wild life.

    Persons represented by three or more letters

    Bade, William Frederic
    3 letters
    Brooks, Allan
    5 letters
    Dellenbaugh, Frederick Samuel
    3 letters
    Grinnell, George Bird
    16 letters
    Hallock, Charles
    5 letters
    Osgood, Wilfred Hudson
    3 letters
    Robinson, Anna A.
    4 letters
    Stigand, C. H.
    4 letters
    Yard, Robert Sterling
    10 letters