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Subseries 3.1 | 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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3.1: Writings by Abbott Handerson Thayer , circa 1890-1918

Writings by Abbott Handerson Thayer, primarily on the topic of concealing coloration and his observations of nature, include four small notebooks. His notes and draft essays, often written on small scraps of paper or the back of other documents, are on the topic of concealing coloration in nature, and the related topics, the invisibility of icebergs and the concealing coloration in military uniforms and warships. Many of his notes appear to be preparations for lectures or letters to the editor on these topics, or responses to the negative feedback from his book Concealing Coloration in Nature, published in 1909. Also found are draft essays on the restoration of works of art and notes and essays on various subjects such as the Boer war, art, and other thoughts on nature.
Description Container
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

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