This collection contains 124 pieces of correspondence to and from American naturalist George Bird Grinnell (1849-1938) and
associates involved in wild life and national park conservation, use of water resources on public lands for irrigation, national
and the publishing of books and articles related to those activities.
George Bird Grinnell (1849-1938), 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.
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