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William L. Finley Papers, 1899-1946 Finley, William L. (William Lovell), 1876-1953 Portland (Or.) With digital objects
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Do birds act like people?

Article discussing changes in bird populations due to human development and expansion, including observations of birds on the Finley property.

Finley, William L. (William Lovell), 1876-1953

Columbia River pollution

Manuscript describing the problem of pollutants being dumped into the Willamette River and later traveling to the Columbia River where pollution is killing the fish. The author asserts that individual sportsmen and anglers have to follow the pollution laws but companies are not being held to the same standard. The author also states that citizens of Portland were initially on board to install sewage systems but support vanished once it was realized that the funding would come from property owners and not the government.

Finley, William L. (William Lovell), 1876-1953

The pitcher plant traps and eats insects

A group of people, two who were residents of Gold Beach, went in search of deer. The group included Edgar Averill, John Yeon, Mr. and Mrs. Miller, along with the author. While the group did not find any deer in that outing, they did find a carnivorous plant and took a specimen home. The author goes on to describes how the plant gets nourishment and how it received its scientific name.

Finley, William L. (William Lovell), 1876-1953

Willamette River distress

Manuscript that recollects when Governor Clarence D. Martin called out Portland's mayor at the time, Mayor Carson, on the pollution being dumped into the Willamette River. The document goes on to point out how this is a violation of state law. Portland was not the only area affected.

Finley, William L. (William Lovell), 1876-1953

Compilation of manuscripts on birds

The handwritten manuscript features a rough draft of "Bird lives" as well as other manuscripts that most likely were broken up into different manuscripts later.

Finley, William L. (William Lovell), 1876-1953

Bird lives

Manuscript detailing a trip where several types of birds are observed, but the author's main goal is to spot white herons.

Finley, William L. (William Lovell), 1876-1953

Bird - Life about a pond

Manuscript in which William L. Finley describes several varieties of birds, including what he refers to as a sparrow hawk (American kestrel).

Finley, William L. (William Lovell), 1876-1953

Eastern Oregon

Manuscript that features excerpts from "Malheur" and "White heron search."

Finley, William L. (William Lovell), 1876-1953

Lecture

Lecture that focuses on the trip mentioned in both "Malheur" and "White heron search."

Finley, William L. (William Lovell), 1876-1953

White heron search

Manuscript describing the same trip in "Malheur". The focus in this document is on the quest for white herons.

Finley, William L. (William Lovell), 1876-1953

Malheur

Manuscript describing a trip to Malheur Lake with Bohlman, including descriptions of the land and its occupants.

Finley, William L. (William Lovell), 1876-1953

The witches' garden

An additional draft of "The witches' garden." The manuscript differs from "Yellow throat" with handwritten edits.

Finley, William L. (William Lovell), 1876-1953

The witches' garden

Manuscript for a Pacific Monthly article (March 1906) in which William Finley describes his observations of a family of yellowthroats. He discusses the thrill of the hunt when it comes to capturing images of birds.

Finley, William L. (William Lovell), 1876-1953