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William L. Finley Papers, 1899-1946 Finley, William L. (William Lovell), 1876-1953 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

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

After heron

Manuscript describing the author's understanding of the plumage hunters' motivation. The author lays the blame of demand of plumage at the feet of plumage dealers, milliners, and the women who buy plumage.

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

Wild life restoration

Manuscript in which the author makes a case for restoring and protecting land for wildlife. Describes the unnecessary drainage and damage to habitats for local fauna which have gone unchecked.

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

Rearing a wren family

Manuscript in which the author observes a wren family, including a description of physical appearance and behavior.

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

Lecture on plumage hunting

Manuscript that appears to be an initial edit of a lecture. The manuscript describes the author's efforts in collecting data, combining the results and findings of three exploratory trips.

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

Photographing pelicans

Manuscript describing the advantages and disadvantages of using a blind to photograph pelicans in their habitats. Observations of the birds are also included.

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

Barn owl

Manuscript that includes excerpts of "The bird of night".

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

Ducklings

Manuscript describing the pursuit of ducks and ducklings to observe behavior and hopefully catch a few photos of the mothers and their young.

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 - A study with the camera

Manuscript that expresses a love of nature, especially in the spring time. The main focus is on photography and the occasional trials in obtaining a worthy photo. Contains a few excerpts from "Nature study."

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

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