Finding Aid for the Charles Bendire Correspondence to Mr. A. R. Justice Biomed.0157

Finding aid prepared by Kelly Besser, 2020.
UCLA Library Special Collections
Online finding aid last updated 2020 November 16.
Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
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Contributing Institution: UCLA Library Special Collections
Title: Charles Bendire correspondence to Mr. A. R. Justice
Creator: Bendire, Charles, 1836-1897
Identifier/Call Number: Biomed.0157
Physical Description: 1 unknown (5 letters)
Date (inclusive): 1874-1878
Language of Material: English .

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UCLA Catalog Record ID

UCLA Catalog Record ID: 4438331 

Scope and Contents

Collection contains five handwritten letters, without postal covers, on buff or blue paper, written from Charles Bendire at Camp Harvey, Oregon, to Mr. A. R. Justice, 1874-1878. Letter [1] 10 December 1874: Bendire describes details (dates, locality of collecting, etc.) of ten bird eggs he collected in Arizona in 1872 and is sending to Justice in a box: "I overhauled my duplicates today and at the same time fricked out a few Arizona eggs for you, which I will send you in the same mail which takes this letter." -- Letter [2] 22 February 1877: Bendire describes eggs he and Justice have exchanged, the quality and availability of exchanges with other collectors around the United States. -- Letter [3] 3 January 1878: After describing numerous samples and sets, Bendire concludes, "I wish you would send me a lit of what you have so that I can tell what to get for you." -- Letter [4] 18 January 1878: Bendire acknowledges the availability of eggs from Europe, and states some prices which rare American eggs are fetching there. -- Letter [5] 21 January 1878: Bendire describes some sets he received from other collectors, and reports that he will send to Justice eggs from Germany and also will forward some skins he received.