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Sunday, November 25, 2007

Farwell's Bird Observations Near Chicago digitized

UIUC's Digitized Book of the Week is
Ellen Drummond Farwell's
Bird Observations Near Chicago (1919).

Annotation from UI Library's Digital Content Coordinator, Betsy Kruger:

Ellen Drummond Farwell was born in Chicago, December 29, 1859, and was
elected an Associate of the American Ornithologists' Union in 1896
. In the
following year she became one of the chief organizers of the Illinois
Audubon Society and was a director or vice-president during the rest of her
life. She was much interested in birds and kept notes on the various
species that she observed from time to time. Eight years after her death
these notes were published under the title 'Bird Observations near
Chicago,' with an introduction by her sister, Mary Drummond.