George A. Boardman Papers,
1860-1899 and undated, with related papers to 1904

Summary
Collection ID:
Record Unit 7071
Creators:
Boardman, George A., 1818-1901
Dates:
1860-1899 and undated, with related papers to 1904
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
0.5 cu. ft. (1 document box)
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Introduction
Introduction
This finding aid was digitized with funds generously provided by the Smithsonian Institution Women's Committee.

Descriptive Entry
Descriptive Entry
These papers document George A. Boardman's work as an ornithologist, and consist primarily of incoming correspondence to Boardman from naturalists, including Spencer F. Baird, Joel Asaph Allen, Thomas Mayo Brewer, Elliott Coues, Henry Eeles Dresser, Daniel Giraud Elliot, Robert Ridgway, Addison Emery Verrill, and William Wood. Small amounts of outgoing correspondence are included and are noted in the folder list. Also included is correspondence documenting the deposit of the Boardman papers in the Smithsonian Institution. The correspondence is arranged alphabetically by correspondent.

Historical Note
Historical Note
George A. Boardman (1818-1901) was born in Newburyport, Massachusetts. He moved to Calais, Maine, with his family in 1828, and lived there for the remainder of his life. Boardman owned a lumber business for over 30 years, retiring in 1871. An amateur ornithologist, Boardman was acquainted with many prominent naturalists and corresponded extensively with Spencer F. Baird of the Smithsonian Institution. After his retirement from business, Boardman spent his winters in Florida collecting specimens, many of which were donated to the United States National Museum. His primary contribution to ornithological literature was the "Catalogue of the Birds Found in the Vicinity of Calais, ME., and about the Islands at the Mouth of the Bay of Fundy" which appeared in the Proceedings of the Boston Society of Natural History in 1862.

Notes
Personal Papers

Using the Collection
Prefered Citation
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7071, George A. Boardman Papers

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Boardman, George A., 1818-1901 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Baird, Spencer Fullerton, 1823-1887 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Allen, J. A. (Joel Asaph), 1838-1921 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Brewer, T. M. (Thomas Mayo), 1814-1880 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Coues, Elliott, 1842-1899 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Dresser, H. E. (Henry Eeles), 1838-1915 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Elliot, Daniel Giraud, 1835-1915 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Ridgway, Robert, 1850-1929 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Verrill, A. E. (Addison Emery), 1839-1926 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Wood, William Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
United States National Museum Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Boston Society of Natural History Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Ornithology Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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