|Creator:||Abbot, John, 1751-1840|
|Title:||John Abbot bird prints slide collection|
|Quantity:||0.2 Linear feet (1 half box)|
"Naturalist and artist John Abbot advanced the knowledge of the flora and fauna of the South by sending superbly mounted specimens and exquisitely detailed illustrations of birds, insects, moths, and butterflies to collectors and scientists. An autobiography detailing his early life was discovered after his death, but little information exists about the nearly sixty-five years he spent in Georgia." - "John Abbot." New Georgia Encyclopedia. Retrieved July 24, 2008. http://www.georgiaencyclopedia.org/
The collection consists of slides of John Abbot's bird prints. Among the birds depicted are the Carolina Chickadee, the Bald Eagle, the Savannah Sparrow, and several species of hawks, owls, woodpeckers, etc.
Arranged in chronological order.
John Abbot bird prints slide collection, undated. MS 1360a. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.