Daniel Giraud Elliot engravings

Daniel Giraud Elliot engravings

Descriptive Summary

Title: Daniel Giraud Elliot engravings
Creator: Elliot, Daniel Giraud, 1835-1915
Inclusive Dates: circa 1870
Language(s): English
Extent: 2 item(s)
Collection Number: ms3913
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

Daniel Giraud Elliot was an zoologist from New York City. He was one of the founders of the American Museum of Natural History in New York, the American Ornithologists' Union, and the Société zoologique de France. He was also curator of zoology at the Field Museum in Chicago.

Elliot published a series of color-plate books on animals for which he wrote the text. He commissioned artitsts Joseph Wolf and Joseph Smit to provide illustrations. Titles include A Monograph of the Phasianidae (Family of the Pheasants) (1870–72), A Monograph of the Paradiseidae or Birds of Paradise (1873), A Monograph of the Felidae or Family of Cats (1878) and Review of the Primates (1913).

In 1899 Elliot was invited to join the elite Harriman Alaska Expedition to study and document wildlife along the Alaskan coast. The National Academy of Sciences awards the Daniel Giraud Elliot medal "for meritorious work in zoology or paleontology published in a three- to five-year period. Established through the Daniel Giraud Elliot Fund by gift of Miss Margaret Henderson Elliot."

Scope and Content

The collection consists of two engravings from Daniel Giraud Elliot's A Monograph of the Phasianidae (Family of the Pheasants). Also included are two sheets of descriptive captions.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Daniel Giraud Elliot engravings, ms 3913, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared on: 2015.

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Botanical and Natural History Print Collection, MS 2929. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

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