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Papers consist of correspondence, primarily with family members, but also with professional colleagues; diaries ("My First Journal," 1917); photographs of early ornithologists; pamphlets; student notes, lecture notes, and research notes on early ornithologists, including Mark Catesby; a bibliography of her Ph.D. thesis; travel literature; copies of grant applications (1960-1965); unpublished manuscripts, "The Story of Lalla," a novel with a Scandinavian background, "Minerva's Daughter," for which she sought publication by the Women's Press (1949), her biographical study of the colonial naturalist, John Abbot, including slides of his watercolors of birds, and other research and literary works; and a genealogy of John Abbot, with correspondence and photographs relating to the creation of an historic marker for him in Georgia. Family papers also include a genealogy of her Scandinavian ancestors and correspondence concerning an inheritance she received. The papers are in English, Norwegian, and Swedish

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