Fonds SC 24 - John A. Crosby's bird sighting records

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John A. Crosby's bird sighting records

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CA ON00259 SC 24

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  • 1940 (Creation)

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1.5 cm of textual records

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John Alexander Crosby, born in 1925, was the staff artist at the Canadian Museum of Nature, and illustrated many pamphlets and books. Among the books illustrated by Crosby are Tufts 'Birds of Nova Scotia,' (1961) and Godfrey's 'Birds of Canada' (1966).

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Item consists of John A. Crosby's bird sighting records dating from March 16, 1940-December 30, 1940. These sightings are recorded on printed sheets listing the species of birds native to Ontario. The information recorded includes the time of day, members of the observation party, the location, the date, and observations about the weather, in addition to the birds sighted and the total species spotted on each expedition. There is also an index, created in 1944 by Shirley Kennedy, listing the species that Crosby observed and where they might be found in this collection.

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See also SC 83: Toronto Ornithological Club fonds. The ROM holds 24 bird specimens collected by Crosby in Ontario and Prince Edward Island.

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Biographical information from: Cranmer-Byng, Jack, and Martin K. McNicholl. Ornithology in Ontario. Whitby, Ont.: Hawk Owl, 1994.

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