Major Donors to the Ornithology Collection

Are you or someone you know related to one of the 132 major donors to the Academy's Ornithology Collection? If yes, we'd love to hear from you so we can include you in celebrating the people who made the Ornithology Collection one of the finest in the world. Contact Julie Reich at reich@ansp.org .

A major donor is someone who donated 100 or more specimens, one or more type specimens, financed an expedition that brought back 100 or more specimens, or gave especially important or rare specimens. Dates reflect the specimen donation date or the individual’s birth and/or death dates.

  • Abbott, William Lewis (1860-1936)
  • Anderson, George S., Lt. Col. (1907)
  • Ashby, Edwin (1911)
  • Audubon, John James (1785–1851)
  • Baily, William L. (1882–1921)
  • Baird, William M. and Spencer F. (1823–1887)
  • Beatty, Harry A. (1920s)
  • Belcher, Sir Charles (1930s)
  • Bidgood, W.D. (1925)
  • Bond, James and Francis (1910 to 1960)
  • Bridges, Robert M., M.D. (1806–1882)
  • Brown, Nathan Clifford (1904)
  • Bryant, W.A., M.D. (1850s)
  • Burrough, Marmaduke, M.D. (d. 1844)
  • Cadbury, Joseph Moore (1910–1983)
  • Cadwalader, Charles Meigs Biddle (1885–1959)
  • Carpenter, George W. (1893)
  • Carpenter, Robert R.M. (1877–1949)
  • Carpenter, William K. (1919–1987)
  • Carter, John Elliott (1838–1922)
  • Cassin, John (1831–1867)
  • Catherwood, Cummins, (1910–1990)
  • Chaplin, Charles C.G. (1940s)
  • Chase, Mrs. Marina J. (1895)
  • Clark, Clarence Howard (1822–1906)
  • Clark, George R. (1910–1998)
  • Clay, John Randolph (1808–1885)
  • Coleman, George Dawson (1927)
  • Cookman, Alfred (1891–1972)
  • Cope, Edward Drinker (1840–1897)
  • Crockett, Frederick E., M.D. (1930s)
  • Dalton, Henry G., M.D. (1850s)
  • De Haven, Isaac Norris (1847–1924)
  • Denison, Charis (1930s, married to Crockett)
  • De Schauensee, Rodolphe Meyer (1901–1984)
  • Dixon, Samuel Gibson, M.D. (1851–1918)
  • Dod, Annabelle (d. 1997)
  • Dolan, Brooke, II (1920s and 30s, d. 1945)
  • Dolan, H. Yale (1927)
  • Drinker, Henry S. (1880–1965)
  • Dudley, William (1850s)
  • Dunning, J. S. (d.1987)
  • Dunning, J. T. (1964)
  • DuPont, John E. (1939– )
  • Elkinton, William Tilman (1860–1933)
  • Emlen, John T., Jr. (1908–1997)
  • Enders, Robert K., M.D. (1937)
  • Fisher, Elizabeth Wilson, (d. 1939)
  • Foster, Frank B. (d. 1940)
  • Frick, Childs (1883–1965)
  • Fuguet, Howard (d. 1936)
  • Furness, William H. (1890s)
  • Gambel, William, M.D. (1840s)
  • Garrett, Andrew J. (d. 1887)
  • Gray, Prentiss N. (1884–1935)
  • Harris, Edward (1830s and 40s)
  • Harrison, Alfred C. Jr. (d. 1925)
  • Harrison, George L., Jr. (1904)
  • Harvey, R.W. (1927)
  • Hasbrouck, Edwin M. (1887)
  • Hebard, Daniel L. (1927)
  • Heermann, Adolphus L. (d. 1865)
  • Henderson, A.A., M.D. (d. 1875)
  • Henry, T. Charlton (1850s)
  • Herman, Charles G. (1890s)
  • Hering, Constantine (1800–1880)
  • Hiller, H. M., M.D. (d. 1921)
  • Houston, Samuel F. (d. 1952)
  • Hoy, Philo Romayne (1816–1892)
  • Huber, Wharton (1922)
  • Hughes, William E., M.D. (1870s to 1919)
  • Hutchinson, Charles Hare (d. 1902)
  • Hutt, Maurice B., Capt. (1965)
  • Ingham, James V. (d. 1903)
  • Jeanes, Joseph (d. 1894)
  • Johnson, Eldridge Reeves Fenimore (1899–1986)
  • Johnson, Wesley (Rev.) 
  • Jones, William L. (1848)
  • Kennard, Frederick H. (1913)
  • Kern, Edward M. (1840 s)
  • Krider, John (1850s to 1870s)
  • Lawrence, George Newbold (1806–1895)
  • Lawrence, Newbold T., Jr. (1929)
  • Legendre, Sidney J. (1903–1948)
  • Lewis, Elisha J., M.D. (d. 1877)
  • Lovering, Gilpin (1930s)
  • McCall, George Archibald, Col. (d. 1868)
  • MacDowell, Robert, M.D. (1840s)
  • Madeira, Percy C. (d. 1942)
  • Mason, Samuel, Jr. (1930)
  • Metz, Charles W. (1948)
  • Meyer, A.W. (1936)
  • Mitchell, Robert W. (1857)
  • Moore, Clarence Bloomfield (d. 1936)
  • Moore, John Percy (1869–1965)
  • Morris, George Spencer (1881–1910)
  • Myers, John Peter (1980s)
  • Newbold, Clement B. (1905–1984)
  • Nuttall, Thomas Sutton (1786–1859)
  • Peale, Titian Ramsey (1799–1885)
  • Pennock, Charles J. (1917)
  • Penrose, Richard Alexander Fullerton (1863–1931)
  • Poole, Earl Lincoln (1925)
  • Redfield, Alfred Clarence (1907)
  • Rhoads, Beulah (d. 1923)
  • Rhoads, Samuel Nicholson (1862–1952)
  • Roberts, H. Radclyffe, Jr. (1906–1982)
  • Rosengarten, A.G. (1927)
  • Sanford, Leonard C., M.D. (1913)
  • Seaman, George (1966)
  • Sharples, Robert P. (d. 1927)
  • Smith, Arthur Donaldson, M.D. (1866–1939)
  • Smith, Walter Hinckle (d. 1943)
  • Stone, Witmer (1866–1939)
  • Swift, Robert (d. 1851)
  • Taylor, Richard Cowling (d. 1851)
  • Thomson, Clarke (1928)
  • Tower, Charlemagne, Hon. (d. 1923)
  • Townsend, John Kirk (d. 1851)
  • Trotter, Spencer Lee (d. 1931)
  • Trotter, William Henry (d. 1933)
  • Tyson, Edwin Louis (1920–2003)
  • Vanderbilt, George (1914–1961)
  • Vaux, George, Jr. (1906)
  • Wardlaw, W. J. P. (1950s)
  • Welles. Charles S. (1847–1914)
  • Wentz, Mrs. C.A. (1900)
  • Wilson, Thomas B. and Edward (1860s)
  • Winsor, J. D. (1926)
  • Woodhouse, Samuel Washington, M.D. (1821–1904)
  • Woolman, Edward (1871–1960)
  • Woolston, W. Jenks (1920s)
  • Worth, C. Brooke (1930s and 40s)
  • Wright, Mrs. Samuel (1917)