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Papers of Frederick Vanuxem Hebard

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MS. 14984
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Typescripts relating to injury-feigning birds, with some related letters. Comprises:

  1. 'Survey of injury-feigning birds on the AOU [American Ornithologists Union] Checklist', 1949
  2. 'A catalogue of injury-feigning species and subspecies on the AOU Checklist', n.d. [late 1940s?]
  3. 'Feigning in the wood warblers', paper read to the AOU, 1953 (revised 1955)
  4. three catalogues of injury-feigning Anatidae, Parulidae, and Fringillidae, with covering letter from Hebard to R.E. Moreau, 1955
  5. 'Feigning', paper read to the Linnean Society, 1955
  6. 'Checklist of feigning anseriformes', n.d. [late 1950s?]
  7. 'World check-list of feigning birds', with covering letter from Hebard to R.E. Moreau, 1960
  8. 'Cranes', 'Limpkins (Aramidae)', 'Jacanas' and 'Painted Snipe', c.1961


  • Creation: 1949-c.1961


1 box

Language of Materials

  • English

Preferred Citation

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MS. 14984

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 14984


Papers of Frederick Vanuxem Hebard.

Biographical / Historical

Frederick Vanuxem Hebard (1900-1961) was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was a graduate of Yale University and Pennsylvania Law School. He practised law in Philadelphia, forming his own law firm of Frederick V. Hebard in 1959. He was a charter member of the Georgia Ornithological Society and, in 1951, was elected a Fellow of the American Ornithologists' Union.

Biographical note written with reference to:

Lucien Harris Jr. (1961), In Memoriam: Frederick Vanuxem Hebard, The Oriole, vol. 26, no. 1, pp. 17-22.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred from the Alexander Library of Ornithology, 2018.

Papers of Frederick Vanuxem Hebard
EAD version 2019 by Sarah Thiel and Marion Lowman
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Repository Details

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Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom