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[Identification of item]. Ned Dearborn Papers, CONS24, Conservation Collection, The Denver Public Library.
Number of Boxes: 1
BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE :
Ned Dearborn is known mostly for his work with the U.S. Biological Survey and his writings about birds of Eastern America. A native of New Hampshire, his writing focused on the ornithological occupants of his home region.
Dearborn was born in Alton, New Hampshire on November 24, 1865. He attended Dartmouth University, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in 1891. Later he attended the New Hampshire State College and earned a Master's Degree in Science in 1898.
Following college, Dearborn taught public school for two years, supervised the lens department of Lord Brothers Optical Company, taught at New Hampshire college for four years, and served as the assistant curator of birds at the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago from 1901-1909. His tenure with the Biological Survey lasted from 1909 to 1920, when he became the manager of the Dearborn Fur Farm in Sacket Harbor, New York.
Dearborn was the author of several works on birds of the Northeast, including Birds of Belknap and Merrimac Counties, N.H. (1898), Birds of Durham and Vicinity, N.H. (1902), Trapping on the Farm (1920), and co-author of Birds in Their Relation to Man (1903). He continued to work on his fur farm until his death in 1948.
Information obtained from "Ned Dearborn" in Who Was Who in American History, Vol. 4, 1961-1968, Chicago, 1968.
SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE :
The Ned Dearborn papers contain items from the years 1905 to 1940. The bulk of the material is manuscripts of articles, stories, and poetry written by Dearborn. On many of these items the only information that could assist in understanding their date of creation is the day and month they were produced. These items are listed as undated and arranged in alphabetical order, following the identified items. A field notebook written by Dearborn during a 1905-1906 trip to Guatemala is also part of the collection.
The items in this collection provide insight into Ned Dearborn's interests and activities in the field of conservation. The activities were both professional and of personal interest. Original manuscripts on two of Dearborn's main interests-birds and fur bearing animals-are included in this modestly-sized collection.
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