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Series 3 | A Finding Aid to the Abbott Handerson Thayer and Thayer family papers, 1851-1999, bulk 1881-1950 | Digitized Collection

Abbott Handerson Thayer and Thayer family papers, 1851-1999, bulk 1881-1950

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Series 3: Writings , 1888-1945
(Box 3-4; 0.8 linear feet)

This series contains writings by Abbott Handerson Thayer and others, including family members and scholars. Writings by Thayer primarily focus on his theories about concealing coloration and nature observations through notes and draft writings. Also found are his writings on other topics such as the restoration of artwork. Writings by others include the writings of Emma Beach Thayer and Abbott Thayer's daughters Mary and Gladys, and writings by scholars about the Thayer's artwork.
The Writings series is arranged into 2 subseries:
Subseries 3.1: Writings by Abbott Handerson Thayer, circa 1890-1918
Subseries 3.2: Writings by Others, 1888-1989
3.1: Writings by Abbott Handerson Thayer, circa 1890-1918
DescriptionContainer
Notebooks, circa 1890-1920
(2 folders)
3
18-19
Notes & Essays on Concealing Coloration in Nature, circa 1910-1917
(4 folders)
3
20-23
Notes & Essays on the Invisibility of Icebergs, 1912
3
24
Notes & Essays on Concealing Coloration in Uniforms & Warships, circa 1915-1918
(6 folders)
3
25-30
Essay, "Restoration: The Doom of Works of Art", 1917
3
31
Typescript, "Restoration of Pictures", circa 1910s
(3 folders)
3
32-34
Draft Letters to the Editor of The Auk, 1916-1917
3
35
Notes & Essays on Various Subjects, circa 1901-1919
(4 folders)
3
36-39
3.2: Writings by Others, 1888-1989
DescriptionContainer
Emma Beach Thayer, "Ernest", circa 1900
3
40
Emma Beach Thayer, Poetry, circa 1910
3
41
Mary Thayer, Diary and Calendar, 1888
3
42
Gladys Thayer Reasoner, Biographical Sketch of Abbott H. Thayer, circa 1930
3
43
Gladys Thayer Reasoner, Biography of Allen Reasoner, "One Out of Fifty", circa 1945
3
44
Gladys Thayer Reasoner, Biography of Allen Reasoner, Draft Versions, circa 1945
(3 folders; not scanned)
3
45-47
Gladys Thayer Reasoner, Miscellaneous Writings, circa 1897
3
48
Sidney Allen, "Abbott Handerson Thayer: An Appreciation of His Work", circa 1920s
3
49
Nancy Bell, "A Painter Naturalist and His Son", circa 1909
3
50
William Dutcher, "Report of the A. O. U. Committee on the Protection of North American Birds for the Year 1903", 1903
3
51
Elizabeth Walmsley, "A Preliminary Investigation into the Painting Techniquest of Abbott Handerson Thayer", 1988-1989
3
52
Unknown Author, Notes for a Book on Abbott H. Thayer, circa 1920s
3
53
Unknown Author, Lecture on Rembrandt and Reubens, undated
3
54
Unknown Author, Writings about George Grey Barnard, circa 1938
3
55
Miscellaneous Writings by Others, circa 1890-1920
4
1
Miscellaneous Poetry, circa 1900-1945
(Partially scanned)
4
2

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