Elliott Coues: Naturalist and Frontier Historian

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University of Illinois Press, 2001 - Biography & Autobiography - 509 pages
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Best known as the author of the pioneering Key to North American Birds, Elliott Coues was one of America's most renowned but least understood ornithologists and historians. This is the comprehensive biography of a brilliant, ambitious, and phenomenally productive man.
 

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Contents

On the Coast of Labrador
3
Young Naturalist on the Piscataqua
15
Beside the Potomac
29
Trail to the Southwest
51
A Months Journey from Anywhere
64
From the Desert to the Sea
77
Post Surgeon in Columbia
91
Fort Macon North Carolina
105
Welcomed in Europe
277
Theosophy and Spiritualism
292
AOU Code and CheckList
309
A New Wife and Womens Rights
325
Coues and Lewis and Clark
339
Further Adventures in Historical Editing
364
Traders Trappers and Artists
379
Coues Robins and The Osprey
395

Fort McHenry Baltimore
121
Fort Randall Dakota Territory
138
Along the 49th Parallel
159
Life Histories and Bibliography
178
The Years with Hayden
193
Agony in Arizona
214
Army Surgeon to Civilian
233
Ornithological Exactitude
243
Coues and the AOU
261
Last Trails
410
Postlude
425
New Birds Described by Elliott Coues
432
New Mammah Described by Elliott Coues
435
Elliott Cones Memberships in Learned Societies
437
Bibliography
439
Index
481
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About the author (2001)

Paul Russell Cutright, Sr. who received his doctorate from the University of Pittsburgh, was a professor of biology. He was the author of, among other works, two previous books and many articles about the Lewis and Clark Expedition.

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