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Spare the Birds!: George Bird Grinnell and the First Audubon Society

Carolyn Merchant

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780300215458
eISBN:
9780300224924
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300215458.001.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Nature

In 1887, a year after founding the Audubon Society, explorer and conservationist George Bird Grinnell launched The Audubon Magazine. The magazine constituted one of the first efforts to preserve bird ... More


Lucy and John James Audubon’s Influence on Grinnell

Carolyn Merchant

in Spare the Birds!: George Bird Grinnell and the First Audubon Society

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780300215458
eISBN:
9780300224924
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300215458.003.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Nature

This chapter looks at George Bird Grinnell's (1849–1938) early life and influences, primarily shaped by his relationship with the Audubon family. Grinnell's father was a near neighbor of the ... More


Introduction to Grinnell’s Writings

Carolyn Merchant

in Spare the Birds!: George Bird Grinnell and the First Audubon Society

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780300215458
eISBN:
9780300224924
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300215458.003.0003
Subject:
Environmental Science, Nature

This chapter compares three biographies on John James Audubon and introduces Grinnell's other writings on John James Audubon and Alexander Wilson (1766–1813). It shows how Grinnell's motivation to ... More


The Character of John James Audubon: From The Audubon Magazine 1, nos. 9–10 (Oct.–Nov. 1887)

George Bird Grinnell

in Spare the Birds!: George Bird Grinnell and the First Audubon Society

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780300215458
eISBN:
9780300224924
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300215458.003.0005
Subject:
Environmental Science, Nature

This chapter captures Grinnell's assessment of Audubon's character and pays tribute to Lucy in issues 9–10 (October–November 1887) of The Audubon Magazine. It puts together a picture of Audubon ... More


Epilogue: Grinnell’s Achievements

Carolyn Merchant

in Spare the Birds!: George Bird Grinnell and the First Audubon Society

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780300215458
eISBN:
9780300224924
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300215458.003.0012
Subject:
Environmental Science, Nature

This concluding chapter discusses the achievements made by Grinnell and the fruit of his efforts, which continue to thrive to the present day in today's National Audubon Society and its Audubon ... More


Grinnell’s Audubon Society

Carolyn Merchant

in Spare the Birds!: George Bird Grinnell and the First Audubon Society

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780300215458
eISBN:
9780300224924
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300215458.003.0002
Subject:
Environmental Science, Nature

This chapter presents a narrative of Grinnell's work with the Audubon Society and The Audubon Magazine during the years 1886–1889. It discusses the formative role played by gender both in creating ... More


The Life of John James Audubon: From The Audubon Magazine 1, nos. 1–8 (Feb.–Sept. 1887)

George Bird Grinnell

in Spare the Birds!: George Bird Grinnell and the First Audubon Society

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780300215458
eISBN:
9780300224924
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300215458.003.0004
Subject:
Environmental Science, Nature

This chapter reprints Grinnell's portrayal of the life of Audubon from issues 1–8 (February–September 1887) of The Audubon Magazine. The biography tackles major formative events in Audubon's life, ... More


Incidents of Audubon’s Life: From The Audubon Magazine 1, no. 11 (Dec. 1887)

George Bird Grinnell

in Spare the Birds!: George Bird Grinnell and the First Audubon Society

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780300215458
eISBN:
9780300224924
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300215458.003.0006
Subject:
Environmental Science, Nature

This chapter, drawn from issue 11 (December 1887) of The Audubon Magazine, recounts additional incidents in Audubon's life—primarily an episode taking place in the woodland. Though used to the ... More


Audubonian Sketches: From The Audubon Magazine 1, no. 12 (Jan. 1888); and The Audubon Magazine 2, no. 1 (Feb. 1888)

R[obert] W. Shufeldt

in Spare the Birds!: George Bird Grinnell and the First Audubon Society

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780300215458
eISBN:
9780300224924
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300215458.003.0007
Subject:
Environmental Science, Nature

This chapter reproduces Robert W. Shufeldt's (1850–1934) description of Audubon's early drawings in The Audubon Magazine (volume 1, issue 12 [January 1887] and volume 2, issue 1 [February 1888]). It ... More


Introduction to Grinnell’s Monthly Birds

Carolyn Merchant

in Spare the Birds!: George Bird Grinnell and the First Audubon Society

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780300215458
eISBN:
9780300224924
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300215458.003.0009
Subject:
Environmental Science, Nature

This chapter is an introduction to yet more of Grinnell's contributions to The Audubon Magazine—this time in his monthly features of birds. Grinnell opened each issue of The Audubon Magazine with an ... More


Grinnell’s Monthly Birds I: From The Audubon Magazine 1 (Feb. 1887–Jan. 1888)

Carolyn Merchant

in Spare the Birds!: George Bird Grinnell and the First Audubon Society

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780300215458
eISBN:
9780300224924
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300215458.003.0010
Subject:
Environmental Science, Nature

This chapter features reprints of the text and illustrations accompanying the monthly bird frontispieces of The Audubon Magazine from its February 1887 to January 1888 run. The accompanying texts ... More


Grinnell’s Monthly Birds II: From The Audubon Magazine 2 (Feb. 1888–Jan. 1889)

Carolyn Merchant

in Spare the Birds!: George Bird Grinnell and the First Audubon Society

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780300215458
eISBN:
9780300224924
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300215458.003.0011
Subject:
Environmental Science, Nature

This chapter highlights yet more of Grinnell's Monthly Birds, sans the illustrations (which have already been presented in the previous chapter). The birds covered here are from the February 1888 to ... More


Art and Architecture: Where Artists Found a Home

James A. Ramage and Andrea S. Watkins

in Kentucky Rising: Democracy, Slavery, and Culture from the Early Republic to the Civil War

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780813134406
eISBN:
9780813135977
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813134406.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Since Kentucky has such natural beautiful scenery, landscape art was not in high demand. Instead, before the invention of the camera, many Kentuckians spent their time painting portraits, miniatures, ... More


Biography of Alexander Wilson: From The Audubon Magazine 2, nos. 5–12 (Jun. 1888–Jan. 1889)

George Bird Grinnell

in Spare the Birds!: George Bird Grinnell and the First Audubon Society

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780300215458
eISBN:
9780300224924
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300215458.003.0008
Subject:
Environmental Science, Nature

This chapter contains Grinnell's account of the life of Audubon's predecessor, Alexander Wilson, taken from the final eight issues of The Audubon Magazine (June 1888–January 1889). Alexander Wilson ... More


Audubon and Catlin: Artists of the American Wilderness

David Seed (ed.)

in American Travellers in Liverpool

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781789622041
eISBN:
9781800343467
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789622041.003.0003
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter considers the writings of two specific visitors to Liverpool. The naturalist John James Audubon, famous for his Birds of America, recorded impressions gathered during his residence here. ... More


1802–1835: Westward Movement, Eastern Instruction

Estill Curtis Pennington

in Lessons in Likeness: Portrait Painters in Kentucky and the Ohio River Valley, 1802-1920

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813126128
eISBN:
9780813135458
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813126128.003.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter starts by presenting the reports of early artists and itinerant activity. John James Audubon observed wildlife and painted portraits in Kentucky. He was a naturalist artist and first ... More


The Black and White

Sara Crosby

in When Birds Are Near: Dispatches from Contemporary Writers

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781501750915
eISBN:
9781501750939
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501750915.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

This chapter recounts how the author found a dead black-and-white warbler many years ago. It details the author's first visit to a taxidermy studio. Even though the idea of having the warbler mounted ... More


Nature's Ghosts: Confronting Extinction from the Age of Jefferson to the Age of Ecology

Mark V. Barrow Jr.

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226038148
eISBN:
9780226038155
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226038155.001.0001
Subject:
History, Environmental History

The rapid growth of the American environmental movement in recent decades obscures the fact that long before the first Earth Day and the passage of the Endangered Species Act, naturalists and ... More


The Birds of America and the Specter of Caribbean Accumulation

Christopher P. Iannini

in Fatal Revolutions: Natural History, West Indian Slavery, and the Routes of American Literature

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807835562
eISBN:
9781469601922
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807838181_iannini.12
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

The final chapter describes the beginnings of John Audubon's Birds of America in his early career in lower Louisiana and New Orleans. Focusing on Audubon's unpublished journal of his early struggles ... More


The Pivotal Year 1827–1828

Lawrence M. Crutcher

in George Keats of Kentucky: A Life

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780813136882
eISBN:
9780813141411
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813136882.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Sets the stage, at the middle of his life, for Keats’ biography. From his house in the Louisville saw mill, one looks back to his modest family origins and dysfunctional childhood in London, and ... More


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