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John Abbot bird notebook

John Abbot bird notebook

Descriptive Summary

Title: John Abbot bird notebook
Creator: Abbot, John, 1751-1840
Inclusive Dates: [circa 1791], 1978
Language(s): English
Extent: 1 folder(s) (1 notebook)
Collection Number: ms1654
Repository: Hargrett Library
Location: Notebook located in vault.

Collection Description

Historical Note

John Abbot was a naturalist and artist. He collected, observed, and drew insects, arachnids, and birds. He was a native of England, moved to America in 1773 and Georgia in 1776. To note, he was born in 1750 and died in 1840.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of a bound notebook containing a catalogue of Georgia birds with notes, presumably kept by John Abbot. Included are 153 named entries which may include size, number of feathers, type of eggs, migration pattern with a page of migration habits of birds in America. In the accompanying materials folder, there are published papers addressing Abbot's work.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

John Abbot bird notebook, ms 1654. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

General Notes

Cataloged as part of the Georgia Archives and Manuscripts Automated Access Project: A Special Collections Gateway Program of the University Center in Georgia.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Bird watchers -- Georgia.
Birds -- Georgia.
Natural history -- Georgia.
Naturalists -- Georgia.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

VBNotebook, [1791]
11Accompanying Materials, 1978