HERBERT KEIGHTLEY JOB COLLECTION
 

 

BACKGROUND:

 

A. Biographical Summary

Herbert Keightley Job (1864-1933), minister, lecturer, author, ornithologist, and pioneer wildlife photographer, was born in Boston, Massachusetts.  He received an A.B. from Harvard and trained as a minister at the Hartford Theological Seminary.  He married Elsie Ann Curtiss in 1891 and had two children, George Curtiss and Muriel Marion.  He was originally a Congregational minister, first in North Middleboro, Massachusetts, 1891-1898 and then in Kent, Connecticut, 1898-1908.  Between 1908 and 1914, he served as State Ornitholgist of Connecticut and member of the faculty of the Connecticut Agricultural College (today, University of Connecticut, Storrs), 1908-1914 and between 1914-1924, he was economic ornithologist in charge of the Department of Applied Ornithology.  From 1918, he served as Director of the Summer School and the Ornithological Experimental Station  of the National Association of Audubon Societies, Amston, Connecticut.  Between 1926 and 1930, he was Field Agent for South Carolina of the National Association of Audubon Societies and State Director of Nature Conservation Education, South Carolina.  He traveled often in wilder areas of North America in connection with his scientific interests and attained wide recognition for his wildlife photography.   The Watkinson Library has 7 print titles by Job.

 

B. Nature of the Collection:

The collection consists of nearly 400 letters, 14 notebooks, a few incomplete, and most pertaining to Job’s scientific work, and 326 glass plate slides.  The collection was purchased for the Enders Ornithology Collection from Bibliomania, Schenectady, NY, in the summer of 2004.  It was accessioned as A179.


COLLECTION SERIES:

 

Series I: Notebooks:

Box 1: Background and Miscellaneous Notebooks:

Background folder: Includes biographical information and inventory.

Item 1: Unknown Author. “Mary R. Curtis: Our Travels”.  A memoir of a girl named Mary Curtis, apparently written by a family member, maybe an Uncle.  Recalls memories of Mary before she took her own life, including accounts of vacations and of her last days.  Includes various photographs that are fastened to the pages.

Item 2: HKJ, “Lessons”.  April 1922- June 1922.  Contains a list of lesson plans, including cut out pieces of newspaper and other sources of pictures.  All of the lessons are about the religion in some way or another, either Bible study or applications of religion in the real world.

 

Box 2: Ornithology Notebooks I:

Item 1: HKJ, “Field Book of Herbert K. Job”, Volume I.  January 8, 1879- April 6, 1880. Summary of specimens collected and birds observed in this period of time. 

Item 2: HKJ, “Notebook on Ornithology I”.  January 8, 1879- July 22, 1880.  Contains much of the same information from the same time period as Item 2, as far as keeping track of specimens seen and collected, however this notebook goes into more detail about the nature of the specimens, their habits, what he has observed about them, etc.

Item 3: HKJ, “Notebook on Ornithology II”.  July 28, 1880- January 22, 1881.  Extremely detailed account of Ornithological Observations made.  Includes observations made at Bentreville, Massachusetts, and around Job’s home.

Item 4: HKJ, “Ornithological Notes and Observations”.  January 1, 1882- December 30, 1882.  Includes detailed ornithological observations and thoughts, as well as notes on he has learned about the birds he sees through research.  Also contains a inventory of birds he has seen (insert around May 1).  Seems to all be taking place around his home.

Item 5: HKJ, “Ornithological Notes and Observations for 1883”.  January 1883 – May 1885.  Detailed ornithological observations, including a break when he becomes ill in March of 1883.  There is no cover on the notebook.

Item 6: HKJ, Scraps of notebooks. Not dated. 16 p. on 8 l., with detached binding material.  Describing species of winter birds; Description of planned studies he wishes to do; Itemized list of birds observed from September-November 1894 and October-November 1895. 

   

Box 3: Ornithology Notebooks II:

Item 1: HKJ, “Notes on Natural History and Travels”.  May 1895 – September 1896.  Detailed ornithological observations, including accounts of work he has done in research and collecting.  Job does a bit of traveling in this account. 

Item 2: HKJ, “Notes on Ornithology”.  September 1896- August 1897.  Detailed ornithological observations.  Starts out with Job in Nova Scotia, before traveling back home and going on other trips.  There is no cover on the notebook.

Item 3: HKJ, “Notes on Ornithology Volume VIII, Beginning October 1897”.  October 1897- June 1898.  More detailed accounts of Job’s ornithological observations.

 

Box 4: Ornithology Notebooks III:

Item 1: HKJ, “Notes on Ornithology Volume IX, Beginning June 13, 1898”. June 1898- March 1900.  Starts off with a trip to the Dakotas, and continues with the detailed accounts of ornithological observations.  Includes a torn out page of a journal of an article Job wrote entitles “The Enchanted Isles” (insert around June 27, 1898). 

Item 2: HKJ, “Notes on Ornithology Volume X: from April 1900 to June 5, 1901”.  April 1900- June 1901.  More detailed ornithological observations.

Item 3: HKJ, “Experimental Work on Same-Bird Propagation, Volume I”.  February 1911- April 1911. Contains the background research done by Job in this area, as well as the experimental procedures carried out by him.  Also contains accounts of people he met with regarding his work.


Series II: Personal Correspondence

Box 5: Correspondence: A - Country Calendar 1905:

Folder 1: Correspondence: A:

Abbot, Henry W., to HKJ. Boston, Massachusetts, 9 May, [?]—holograph (4 p. on 2 l.): Abbot is responding to an article Job wrote about Herons; he also says that he wishes to meet Job some day and talk “birds”.

Aeolian Company, The: Woods, W.G. to HKJ, New York, New York, 18 October 1905—typed, signed (1 p. on 1 l.): Accepting Job’s membership to the Circulating Library, and forwarding him the appropriate materials. 

Allen, Francis H. to HKJ. Boston, Massachusetts, 25 October 1900--holograph (4 p. on 2 l.): Accepting the offer of slides for an Audobon Society lecture; inquires about Job’s newest book project.

Allen, Francis H. to HKJ. West Roxbury, Massachusetts, 26 November 1900--holograph (3 p. on 2 l.): Lists the subjects of which he would like slides from Job; asks him to send them as soon as possible.

Allen, Francis H. to HKJ.  West Roxbury, Massachusetts, 15 September 1901—holograph (2 p. on 2 l.): Thanks Job for the slides he sent; praises his work; questions Job’s decision regarding the name of a bird he discovered. Allen, Francis H. to HKJ. West Roxbury, Massachusetts, 3 June 1904—holograph (4 p. on 2 l.): Declines a proposal to go on a trip with Job; suggests four people to take his place; congratulates Job on his good work.

Allen, Francis H. to HKJ. West Roxbury, Massachusetts, 4 June 1904—holograph (4 p. on 2 l.): Apologizes for not sending Job pertinent newspaper clipping; explains how his story on Job’s work was never published in a newspaper.

Allen, Glover to HKJ.  Boston, Massachusetts, 9 November 1904—holograph (1 p. on 1 l.): Thanks Job for his donation of a gray fox; asks if he could get a male of the same species. 

Allen-Higgins Company to HKJ. Worcester, Massachusetts, 15 March 1904—typed, signed (1 p. on 1 l.):Request to use one of Job’s pictures as a wallpaper print.

Allen-Higgins Company to HKJ.  Worcester, Massachusetts, 22 March 1904—typed, signed (1p. on 1 l.): Further details on a possible wallpaper design, describing specifications in detail. 

American Amateur Photographer: J.P.Chalmers to HKJ.  New York, New York, 21 May 1901—holograph on typed letterhead (1 p. on 1 l.): Request to use Job’s illustrations for an issue of the “American Amateur Photogrpaher”.

American Ornithologists’ Union: Sage, J.H. to HKJ. Portland, Connecticut, 22 November 1901—typed form letter with handwritten parts (1 p. 1 l.): Announcing to Job that he has been elected a member of the A.O.U.

Folder 3: Correspondence: Ba:

Baily, William L. to HKJ.  Ardmore, Pennsylvania, 10 July 1899--holograph (4 p. on 2 l.): Tells Job the best places to see birds in New Jersey; explains recent work he has done;  asks when Job will next publish something and requests a meeting.

Baily, William L. to HKJ.  Ardmore, Pennsylvania, 17 July 1899—holograph (4 p. on 2 l.): Answer’s Job’s questions about different species of birds he has studied.

Baily, William L. to HKJ.  Ardmore, Pennsylvania, 18 December 1903—holograph on typed letterhead (3 p. on 2 l.): Agrees to send Job photographs he has taken; described the behavior of some birds that he observed; lauds Job’s work in bird photography.

Barbom, Robert to HKJ.  Montclair, New Jersey, 13 October 1905—holograph (2 p. on 1 l.): Requests Job’s help in identifying two birds he saw while at sea.

Bartlett and Company: E.G. Bartlett to HKJ.  Kent, Connecticut, 6 March 1905—typed, signed (1 p. on 1 l.): Requests photographs of game birds from Job.

Bartlett and Company: E.G. Bartlett to HKJ.  Kent, Connecticut, 10 March 1905—typed, signed (1 p on 1 l): Requests photographs to go along with work he has submitted.

Bartlett and Company: E.G. Bartlett to HKJ.  Kent, Connecticut, 15 March 1905—typed, signed, with handwritten additions (1 p. on 1 l.): Expresses desire to use the photographs Job has sent them in a gun brochure; explains how they will be used and asks how much Job will charge.

Bartlett and Company: E.G. Bartlett to HKJ. Kent, Connecticut.  13 September 1905—typed, signed

(1 p. on 1 l.): Bartlett is returning the pictures that they did not use and payment for those they did use; expresses regret at not meeting Job.

Barton, Wilmer, Ambler & Stewart: J.M.A. to HKJ, Baltimore, Maryland. 22 November 1901—typed, signed (2 p. on 2 l.): A receipt for money being awarded to Job as a result of a settlement decided in favor of his grandmother.

Barney, J.K. to HKJ.  Providence, Rhode Island, 30 January 1904—holograph on typed letterhead (2 p. on 1 l.): Apologizes for not being able to see Job recently; offers her services for some “evangelical work”.

Bates, E.H. to HKJ, New Haven, Connecticut, 18 July 1906—typed, signed (1 p. on 1 l.): Thanking Job for a recent lecture he gave to the State Young Men’s Christian Association; Wishing him luck in his trip to Maine.

 

Folder 4: Correspondence: Bent – Bigelow:

Bent, A.C. to HKJ.  Taunton, Massachusetts, 13 February 1905—holograph (4 p. on 2 l.): Agrees that they do not have enough time to explore the northwest; gives Job directions to a study site; talks about Great Horned Owl eggs.

Bent, A.C. to HKJ.  Taunton, Massachusetts, 25 March 1905—holograph (2 p. on 1.):Thanks Job for his efforts to find a certain kind of owl’s nest; describes the current work he is doing.

Bent, A.C. to HKJ.  Taunton, Massachusetts, 16 April 1905—holograph (4 p. on 2 l.): Discusses plans for an upcoming study; discusses accommodations, good places to do studies, etc.

Bent, A.C. to HKJ.  Taunton Massachusetts, 23 April 1905—holograph (4 p. on 2 l.): Congratulates him on his success with the woodcock; expresses anger at a letter someone sent him; discusses propositions he has received to do studies.

Bent, A.C. to HKJ.  Taunton, Massachusetts, 29 April 1905—holograph (2 p. on 1 l.): Lauds Job’s photographs of the woodcock; discuss the outlook for a project they want to work on; hopes to see Job soon.

Bent, A.C. to HKJ.  Taunton, Massachusetts, 5 May 1905—holograph (2 p. on 1 l.): He is sending a letter he got from somebody, asking Job to send it back with a strong counterargument; discusses plans to meet up with Job to do work.

Bigelow, Edward F. to HKJ, Stamford, Connecticut, 18 June 1903—typed (1 p. on 1 l.): Requesting a quote from Job to use in his new book.

   

Folder 5: Correspondence: Bishop, Louis B.:

Bishop, Louis B. to HKJ.  New Haven, Connecticut, 23 July 1900--Holograph (2p. on 1 l.): Discusses plans for Job to come visit him very soon. 

Bishop, Louis B. to HKJ.  New Haven, Connecticut, 22 February 1904—holograph ( 3 p. on 3 l.): Expresses that he is glad Job is healthy; talks about work he is doing with eggs and recommends people that Job should contact.

Bishop, Louis B. to HKJ. New Haven, Connecticut, 29 April 1904—holograph (3 p. on 2 l.): Describes his efforts to stop somebody from collecting some eggs; talks about Job’s upcoming trip to South Carolina.

Bishop, Louis B. to HKJ. New Haven, Connecticut, 24 June 1904—holograph (3 p. on 2 l.):Tells of what he found on a recent trip to Salisbury.  

Bishop, Louis B. to HKJ.  New Haven, Connecticut, 29 March 1905—holograph (3 p. on 2 l.): Asks Job to start a project in anticipation of his being well enough to join him in June.  Discusses specifics of travel: directions, baggage delivery, etc.

Bishop, Louis B. to HKJ. New Haven, Connecticut, 22 April 1905--Holograph (3 p. on 2 l.): Expresses anger at not being able to go to the “Stump Yale Islands”.  Says it will be necessary for field ornithologists to unite against the American Ornithology Union.  Talk about Job’s plans to study in New Haven. 

Bishop, Louis B. to HKJ. New Haven, Connecticut, 26 April 1905—holograph (2 p.on 2 l.): Deals in strong terms with controversy with American Ornithology Union about collecting bird specimens.  Hopes the A.O.U. will take a strong stance.

Bishop, Louis B. to HKJ. New Haven, Connecticut, 5 May 1905—holograph (1 p. on 1 l.):Thanks Job for an illustration he sent and wishes him luck on his next project.  Says he is still trying to get to the islands, and thinks are not looking good.

 

Folder 6: Correspondence: Blaisdill – Bradley:

Blaisdill, L.A. to HKJ.  Boston, Massachusetts, 11 August 1904—typed, signed, with handwritten post-script (1 p. on 1 l.): Wants to make arrangement for Job to give a number of presentations on his work. 

Bowman, Charles W. to HKJ.  Devils Lake, North Dakota, 10 July 1907—holograph on typed letterhead (1 p. on 1 l.): Letter accompanying a package he has sent to Job.

Bradley, Guy M. to HKJ.  Key West, Florida, 2 August 1902—holograph (4 pgs on 2 l.):  Bradley has just gotten to Key West.  Tells Job he cannot answer his question on the Man-O-War bird.  Details his plans for the upcoming weeks.

Bradley, Guy M. to HKJ.  Flamingo, Florida, 1 February 1903—holograph (4 p. on 2 l.): Making plans to meet with Job.  Tells Job the best way to get to Key West.  Talks about what kinds of birds he knows live in Key West. 

Bradley, Guy M. to HKJ.  Flamingo, Florida, 21 June 1903—holograph (6 p. on 3 l.): Thanks Job for the money he sent.  Congratulates him on his recent string of “good luck”.  Talks about what he has seen recently.  Tells Job of the death of the son of one of their friends. 

Bradley, Guy M. to HKJ.  Flamingo, Florida, 31 August 1903—holograph (1 p. on 1 l.):  Telling Job that he went to observe the Man O War birds, only to find that they were not nesting. 

Bradley, Guy M. to HKJ.  Flamingo, Florida, 15 December 1904—holograph (2 p. on 1 l.): Just writing to say hello after a long time without correspondence.  Says he fears that hunters will shoot all of his subjects.  Talks about what kinds of birds he has been seeing.

   

Folder 7: Correspondence: Brainard – Brown:

Brainard, Homer M. to HKJ.  Hartford, Connecticut, 3 April 1905--Holograph (2 p. on 1 l.): Requesting records of births, deaths, marriages, baptisms, and any record of living people in Kent, Connecticut names Fuller and Rowley for genealogical use.

Brainard, Homer M. to HKJ.  Hartford, Connecticut, 13 April 1905—holograph (1 p. on 1 l.): Thanks Job for the information.  Expresses delight that Job will be coming to Hartford to give a lecture, and offers to allow Job to stay with him. 

Brainard, Homer M. to HKJ.  Hartford, Connecticut, 14 August 1905—holograph (2 p. on 1 l.): Thanks Job for allowing him to stay at his house.  Asks him to clarify information he obtained while in Kent. 

Breningen, George F. to HKJ. Phoenix, Arizona, 13 February 1899—holograph (1 p. on 1 l.): Offering to trade Job a set of “Arizona eggs” for some of Job’s samples.

Breningen, George F. to HKJ. Phoenix, Arizona, 10 March 1899—holograph (1 pg. on 1 l.): Further information on exchanging Breningen’s sets of eggs from Arizona with Job’s sets of eggs from Dakota.

Brown, Oliver [?] to HKJ.  Norwich, Connecticut, 16 December 1905 – holograph on postcard (2 p. on 1 l.): Commenting on an article he read in a journal.

Brown, W.T. to HKJ. West Norwich, Connecticut, 30 May 1902—holograph (3p. on 2 l.): Describes a trip we will be making and a trip he made to observe herons near Montreal. 

Bryant, Edwin S. to HKJ.  Columbia Falls, Montana, 16 May 1901 – holograph (4 p. on 2 l.): Talks about colonies of birds he has studied for five years.  Tells Job how to best go about studying a kind of bird in Dakota. 

Bryant, Edwin S. to HKJ.  Columbia Falls, Montana, ca.1900—holograph (2 p. on 1 l.): Price listing for bird skins.

Folder 8: Correspondence: Buehler – Byles:

Buehler, H.G. to HKJ.  Lakeville, Connecticut, 15 December 1903—typed, signed (1 p on 1 l.): Regarding Job’s pay for a lecture he gave; willing to pay fifteen dollars instead of ten because the lecture was so good.

Buehler, H.G. to HKJ.  Lakeville, Connecticut, 4 January 1904—typed, signed (1 p. on 1 l.): Is enclosing a check for Job’s lecture.  Explains that Mr. Estill is now in a sanitarium.

Burroughs, John to HKJ.  West Park, New York, 17 October [1904?] –holograph (2 p. on 2 l.): Gives Job permission to use anything he has written in his own writings.    

Burroughs, John to HKJ.   West Park, New York, 27 December 1904—holograph (1 p. on 1 l.): Responding to questions Job asked him about a poem to use in one of his works.

Burton, W.R. to HKJ.  Dry Tortugas, 20 June 1903—holograph (1 p. on 1 l.):  Thanks Job for the letter he sent expressing his sympathies for the death of their son.  Asks him to send any pictures he took of their son.

Burton, W.R. to HKJ.  Flamingo, Florida, 25 July 1903—typed, signed (1 p. on 1 l.): Thanks Job for the photographs he sent and asks him to send the negatives as well.  Talks about how lonely the cape is, and his plans to study the Man-O-War bird. 

Burton, W.R. to HKJ.  Flamingo, Florida, 2 January 1904—holograph (2 p. on 1 l.): Wishes Job could come visit him; wishes Job good luck on his meeting with the President; Talks about some of the research he has been doing. 

Buttnick, Ernest G. to HKJ.  Lowell, Massachusetts, 2 December 1904—holograph (3 p. on 2 l.): Asks for a list of Job’s publications and to know when Job’s new book will come out; asks for information on pictures of live birds in general; talks of a new society being formed. 

Byles, Edmund to HKJ.  Gaylordsville, Connecticut, 17 April 1905—holograph (1 p. on 1 l.):Thanking Job for the work he has done with “the people”.

 

Folder 9: Correspondence: Callander – Carter:

Callender, J.P. to HKJ.  New York, New York, [?]—holograph (2 p. on 1 l.):telling how he sent letters to two people asking their opinions on a trip to the Magdalen Islands.  Asks Job about the right time of year and the right areas of the islands to look for the samples.

Callender, J.P. to HKJ.  New York, New York [?]—holograph (2 p. on 1 l.): Asks Job about laws restricting the number of specimens that can be brought from Canada into the United States.

Callender, J.P. to HKJ. New York, New York, 20 July 1905 – holorgraph (4 p. on 2 l.):Telling Job the details of his trip to E178.6 ‡i .D9 1801that Magdalen Islands.

Carter, H.W. to HKJ.  Norfolk, Connecticut, 9 June 1902—holograph (2 p. on 1 l.): Asks Job to look up records for him regarding his great grandmother.

Carter, H.W. to HKJ.  29 October 1904 – typed, signed (1 p. on 1 l.): Informing Job that he has been selected to prepare a work on the birds of Litchfield County. 

Carter, H.W., to HKJ.  Norfolk, Connecticut, 2 February 1905—holograph (1 p. on 1 l.): Agreeing with Job’s suggestions for a book about the birds of Litchfield County.

 

Folder 10: Correspondence: Century Publishers – Cleveland:

Century Publishers, The: Henry R. Elliot to HKJ.  New York, New York, 29 November 1904—typed, signed (1 p. on 1 l.): Asking for a picture of Job’s church for a collection.

Chapman, Frank M. to HKJ.  Englewood, New Jersey, 1899—holograph on typed letterhead (2 p. on 1 l.): Requesting information on the Devil’s Lake region. 

Chapman, Frank M. to HKJ.  Englewood, New Jersey, 25 June 1899 – holograph on typed letterhead (2 p. 1 l.): Apologizing for not getting back to Job sooner; thanking Job for sending him the information.

Christian Endeavor World, The: Amos R. Wells to HKJ.  Boston, Massachusetts, 3 February 1905—typed, signed (2 p. on 2 l.): Returning an article Job sent for publication, saying it is of a different subject matter than their publication deals with; asking for an article more purely about nature.  Christian Endeavor World, The: Amos R. Wells to HKJ. Boston, Massachusetts, 15 February 1905—typed, signed (2 p. on 2 l.): Accepting Job’s article “A Camera Hunting Adventure”.

Chamberlin, J.E. to HKJ.  New York, New York, 11 May 1901—holograph (1 p. on 1 l.): Telling Job he will tell his editor about him and show him articles Job has written.

Clark, Francis E. to HKJ.  Boston, Massachusetts, 17 August 1904— typed, signed (1 p. on 1 l.): Thanking Job for sending papers belonging to Mr. Stackman, and for his words about the Christian Endeavor society. 

Clark, John N. to HKJ.  Saybrook, Connecticut, 30 August 1902—holograph (2 p. on 1l.):Describing the activities of shore birds that he has studies; Invites Job on a specimen collecting trip.

Cleveland, Warrick H. Manoment to HKJ, Massachusetts, 3 October 1899—holograph

(6 p. on 3 l.): Expressing his newfound love for ornithology; describes the birds he has observed around his house; invites Job to come hunting with him; tells Job of the passing away of a woman they knew.

Cleveland, Warrick H. to HKJ, Manomet, Massachusetts, 15 May 1902—holograph (7 p. on 4 l.), also contains 2 photographs: Complements Job on work he has recently published; mentions birds he has seen recently; updates Job on his “home and home affairs”; speaks of new developments happening in his town, including such new technologies he has experienced as electricity; says he has just gotten a camera and is enjoying taking pictures.

 

Folder 11: Correspondence: Cole – Coves:

Cole, W.H. to Mr. Kellogg, Huntington, West Virginia, 3 March 1904—typed (1 p. on 1 l.): Thanking Mr. Kellogg for the recitals he gave at the school.

Congregationalist, The: Bridgman, H.A. to HKJ, Boston, Massachusetts, 26 June 1905—typed, signed (1 p. on 1 l.): Asking for Job to write an article entitled “How I Became a Naturalist”, or any other article he would be interested in writing. 

Congregationalist, The: Fuller, Florence S. to HKJ, Boston, Massachusetts, 5 July 1905—typed, signed (1 p. on 1 l.): Asking Job to send photographs that will accompany the article he is writing for the magazine.

Congregationalist, The: Gay, Edith to HKJ, Boston, Massachusetts, 15 July 1905—typed, signed (1 p. on 1 l.): Thanking Job for the article and photographs; expressing delight on the quality. 

Congregationalist, The: Buckley, Annie L. to HKJ, Boston, Massachusetts, 17 July 1905—holograph on typed letterhead (1 p. on 1 l.): Asking Job to send a picture of himself to accompany the article; compliments his article.

Congregationalist, The: Bridgman, H.A. to HKJ, Boston, Massachusetts, 5 August 1905—typed form letter with hand-written specifics and hand-written personal note at bottom (2 p. on 2 l.): Enclosing payment of twelve dollars for the article; Thanking Job for the article and regretting they cannot pay him more. 

Cosmopolitan Magazine: Casamajor, George H. to HKJ, Irvington-on-Hudson, New York, 2 November 1904—typed, signed (2 p. on 2 l.): Inviting Job to submit an article; praising the Transatlantic Press Alliance.

Cosmopolitan Magazine: Casamajor, George H. to HKJ, Irvington-on-Hudson, New York, 9 November 1904—holograph (2 p. on 2 l.): Accepting two of the articles that Job sent for publication.

Coues, Elliott to HKJ, Washington, D.C., 21 October 1898—holograph (2 p. on 1 l.): Tells Job that he has gotten a job editing The Osprey; asks Job to send articles to be published in it.

Coues, Elliott to HKJ, Washington, D.C., 20 November 1898—holograph (1 p. on 1 l.): Tells Job he hopes to publish both articles Job has sent him, and that his pictures are reproducing well.

Coues, Elliott to HKJ, Washington D.C., 21 January 1899—holograph (1 p. on 1 l.): Asks if he has informed the editors of The Osprey about his change in address; asks him to write a letter to the “managing editor” in “the strongest language” he will permit himself to use; asks him to send copies of some articles he has written.

   

Folder 12: Correspondence: Country Calendar, 1904:

Country Calendar: Lanier, Charles D. to HKJ, New York, New York, 19 July 1904—typed, signed (1 p. on 1 l.): Asks Job to come see him first if he has any articles he wants to publish.

Country Calendar: Lanier, Charles D. to HKJ, New York, New York, 20 August 1904—holograph (4 p. on 2 l.): Asks Job if he will come see him to look at some pictures; gives Job information on a trip to New Bedford.

Country Calendar: Lanier, Charles D. to HKJ, New Bedford, Massachusetts, 25 August 1904—holograph (2 p. on 1 l.): Tells Job he will wait a couple of days to return home in order to get pictures of bass; invites Job to come visit him.

Country Calendar: Lanier, Charles D. to HKJ, New Bedford, Massachusetts, ca. 1904 – holograph (2 p. on 1 l.): Anxiously awaiting Job’s arrival. 

Country Calendar: Lanier, Charles D. to HKJ, New York, New York, 27 September 1904 – typed, signed, with handwritten post-script (2 p. on 2 l.): Telling Job to tell him how much we wants to be paid for his services; invited him to a duck photographing event; sending copies of his father’s poems; inviting him to send articles for publication.

Country Calendar: Lanier, Charles D. to HKJ, New York, New York, 3 October 1904—typed, signed, with handwritten corrections (4 p. on 2 l.): Explaining to Job the type of article he is looking for him to write; Thanks him for his kindness on their trip. 

Country Calendar: Lanier, Charles D. to HKJ, New York, New York, 27 October 1904—typed, signed (1 p. on 1 l.):Asks if he has decided to do an article for the Christmas issue; asks if he has written for “The Outing”; asks if he can come up with something “stunning” for the spring issue of “Country Calendar”.

Country Calendar: Lanier, Charles D. to HKJ, New York, New York, 12 November 1904—typed signed (2 p. on 2 l.): Asks if he is interested in going to a preserve area in North Carolina to photograph quail.

Country Calendar: Andrews, H.G. to HKJ, New York, New York, 15 November 1904—typed, signed (1 p. on 1 l.): Making arrangements for Job’s trip to North Carolina.

Country Calendar: Andrews, H.G. to HKJ, New York, New York, 1 December 1904—typed, signed (1 p. on 1 l.): Inquiring about papers he found interesting at the AOU meeting. 

Country Calendar: Lanier, Charles D. to HKJ, New York, New York, 28 December 1904—typed, signed (1 p. on 1 l.): Asking if Job is finished with his article; wishing him happy holidays.

Country Calendar: Andrews, H.G. to HKJ, New York, New York, 29 December 1904—typed, signed (2 p. on 2 l.): Telling Job he cannot use the pictures he took of quails in North Carolina but he can use the ones he took of “Mr. Mebame and his place”; offers to pay for them.

     

Folder 13: Correspondence: Country Calendar 1905:

Country Calendar: Lanier, Charles D. to HKJ, New York, New York, 7 January 1905—typed, signed (1 p. on 1 l.): Hoping Job feels better from his illness; asks him to send illustrations for his article “Hunting with a Camera”.

Country Calendar: Lanier, Charles D. to HKJ, New York, New York, 10 January 1905—typed, signed (2 p. on 2 l.): A list of subjects for which photographs are needed; asks Job to send him any if he should come across them.

Country Calendar: Lanier, Charles D. to HKJ, New York, New York, 20 January 1905—typed, signed (1 p. on 1 l.):Asking Job not to go out of his way to get pictures, but it would be nice if he could get some.

Country Calendar: Lanier, Charles D. to HKJ, Blacksbury, South Carolina, 29 January 1905—holograph (2 p. on 1 l.): Asking Job’s opinion on specifics about his article in April’s “Country Calendar”.

Country Calendar: Andrews, H.G. to HKJ, New York, New York, 14 February 1905—typed, signed (1 p. on 1 l.): Telling Job that they do not have time to include his article, apologizing for it. 

Country Calendar: Shaw, Albert B. to HKJ, New York, New York, 4 March 1905—typed, signed (2 p. on 2 l.): Sending Job proofs that will be used as illustrations for his article; asking him to assist in writing captions for them.

Country Calendar: Review of Reviews Company, The to HKJ, New York, New York, 31 March 1905—typed (1 p. on 1 l.): Enclosing payment for Job’s article that was published in the Review of Reviews. 

Country Calendar: Andrews, H.G. to HKJ, New York, New York, 4 May 1905—typed, signed (1 p. on 1 l.): Asking Job to illustrate a couple of articles.

Country Calendar: Lanier, Charles D. to HKJ, New York, New York, 19 July 1905—typed, signed (2 p. on 2 l.):Explains that they will not be using as many of Job’s pictures as they first planned to, not because they are not good, but because they have too much material and want to watch their expenses.

 

Box 6: Correspondence: Cr-E:

Folder 1: Correspondence: Cr-Cu

Crowell, John to HKJ, Seal Island, 8 May 1904—holograph (1 p. on 1 l.): Instructing Job on the best way to get to Seal Island.

Crowell, Bernice to HKJ, Seal Island, 22 August 1904- holograph (3 p. on 2 l.): Sending Job some pictures of wildlife.

Crowell, Bernice to HKJ, Seal Island, 4 October 1904—holograph (2 p. on 2 l.): Asking if Job received the pictures she sent; offering to resend them if he did not.

Crowley, James To HKJ, Dover Plains, New York, 27 December 1905—holograph (6 p. on 3 l.): Explains that he is still avidly hunting; confirming the rumor that he is married; Invites Job to visit them; asks to send any pictures that he has no use for.

Cummings, Emma to HKJ, Brookline, Massachusetts, 7 August 1904—holograph (4 p. on 2 l.): Thanking him for writing regarding a trip he took; describes the wildlife work she has been doing; congratulates him on the success of his pictures.

Cummings, Emma to HKJ, Brookline, Massachusetts, 24 August 1904—holograph (4 p. on 2 l.): Asking Job to help her identify a gull she saw.

 

Folder 2: Correspondence: Dale-Day:

Dale, Peter H. to HKJ, Portland, Maine, 6 July 1905—holograph (7 p. on 7 l.): Expressing his admiration for a book that Job wrote; talks of an experience he had with an injured owl that he came across, specifically how he cared for it and found it a mate, and the behavior he witnessed; he also describes the fight between his owls and another bird he introduced into their habitat.

Dalgleish, John J. to HKJ, Scotland, 26 April 1899—holograph (2 p. on 1 l.): Asking Job if there are any duplicates of eggs he has collected that he would be willing to sell to him; describes his current collection.

Dalgleish, John J. to HKJ, Scotland, 6 June 1899—holograph (3 p. on 2 l.): Explaining exactly which specimens he would like to buy from Job and how much he is willing to pay for them.

Dalgleish, John J. to HKJ, St. Andrews, New Britain, 4 July 1899— holograph (3 pgs on 2 l.): thanking Job for his offer and accepting it.

Dalgleish, John J. to HKJ, Scotland, 11 July 1899—holograph (3 p. on 2 l.): Describing how he wants Job to ship the specimens to him.

Dalgleish, John J. to HKJ, Scotland, 4 August 1899—holograph (3 p. on 2 l.): Confirming that he received the eggs and thanking Job for them; outlines other specimens he would like to have and asks Job to let him know if he comes across them.

Dalgleish, John J. to HKJ, Scotland, 19 September 1899—holograph (4 p. on 2 l.): Apologizes that his money order is late and explains why that happened; describes his current research plans; suggests that Job get certain specimens.

Day, Chester to HKJ, Boston, Massachusetts, 28 April 1905—typed, signed (2 p. on 2 l.): Discussing travel plans; agrees to a change of plans Job has proposed; wonders about their ability to get a permit to collect samples; thanks Job for work he sent him and asks what he is working on now. 

Day, Chester to HKJ, Boston, Massachusetts, 2 May 1905—typed, signed (1 p. on 1 l.): Making plans to go on a trip with Job; specifically, where they will stay, who will be their guide, and how long they will be away for.

Day, Chester to HKJ, Boston, Massachusetts, 8 May 1905—typed, signed (2 p. on 2 l.): Describing the steps he has taken to obtain permits for himself and Job; asks him if he has secured a guide; asks about other details of the trip. 

Day, Chester to HKJ, Boston, Massachusetts, 12 May 1905—typed, signed, with handwritten post-script (2 p. on 2 l.):Presuming Job has sent in his permit application; asking Job what he expects to find on their trip and what he should bring; describing how much he enjoyed Job’s latest book.

 

Folder 3: Correspondence:  Deane:

Deane, Ruthven to HKJ, Chicago, Illinois, 16 April 1899—holograph (4 p. on 2 l.): Asking for a photo of himself to add to a collaboration she is making of famous ornithologists and collectors; admiring Job’s work.

Deane, Ruthven to HKJ, Chicago, Illinois, 22 December 1904—holograph (2 p. on 1 l.): Asking Job a question about the Northern Mallard; discussing various things about the world of ornithology, specifically meetings and social gathering of ornithologists.

Deane, Ruthven to HKJ, Chicago, Illinois, 26 May 1905—typed, signed (1 p. on 1 l.): Explaining how she asked a friend of his at the Chicago Post to review Job’s book and he gave it a good review; wishing him luck on an upcoming trip; asks for a copy of one of his prints.

Deane, Walter to HKJ, Caimbridge, Massachusetts, 29 February 1904—holograph (2 p. 2 l.): Expressing regret that he did not see Job when he came to visit; comments how he loved Job’s articles in Outing; asking when he will lecture in Boston.

     

Folder 4: Correspondence: Doubleday Page & Co.:1903-1904:

Doubleday, Page & Co.: Lanier, Henry W. to HKJ, New York, New York, 20 February 1903—holograph (1 p. on 1 l.): Apollgizing that Job’s report was not very successful; says they will try to do something with it in the future. 

Doubleday, Page & Co.: Miller, Wilhelm to HKJ, New York, New York, 6 July 1903—typed, signed (1 p. on 1 l.): Asking for Job’s help on upcoming articles they will be doing on swans, geese, and peafowl. 

Doubleday, Page & Co.: Lanier, Henry W. to HKJ, New York, New York, 12 December 1903—typed, signed (2 p. on 2 l.): Asking Job to draw the cover art for an upcoming issue of Country Life.

Doubleday, Page & Co.: Lanier, Henry W. to HKJ, New York, New York, 17 December 1903—typed, signed (2 p. on 2 l.): Telling Job to send the picture as soon as it is ready; asking if Job has any other pictures he would like to submit; offering to pay $20.00 for a color print.

Doubleday, Page & Co.: Lanier, Henry W. to HKJ, New York, New York, 17 December 1903—typed, signed (3 p. on 3 l.): Explaining to Job that the company has decided to not publish his latest book, in light of his last book being a failure. 

Doubleday, Page & Co.: Lanier, Henry W. to HKJ, New York, New York, 21 December 1903—typed, signed (2 p. on 2 l.): Detailing specifics about the cover that Job is making for the magazine.

Doubleday, Page & Co.: Lanier, Henry W. to HKJ, New York, New York, 28 December 1903—typed, signed (2 p. on 2 l.): Explaining an idea for a future issue of “Country Life” and asking Job to write and submit pictures for an article titled “A Photographer’s Vacation”.

Doubleday, Page & Co.: Lanier, Henry W. to HKJ, New York, New York, 29 December 1903—typed, signed (2 p. on 2 l.):  Explaining that they have not changed their minds regarding publishing Job’s book.

Doubleday, Page & Co.: Plant, H.N. to HKJ, New York, New York, 25 January 1904—typed, signec (1 p. on 1 l.): Asking Job for dates and locations of his lectures so he may advertise his book in the same areas.

Doubleday, Page & Co.: Miller, Wilhelm to HKJ, New York, New York, 25 March 1904—typed, signed (4 p. on 4 l.): Accepting an article Job has sent them; explaining that he cannot print it all in the same place in the magazine due to space constrictions; hoping Job approves of the illustrations they have selected.

Doubleday, Page & Co.: Lanier, Henry W. to HKJ, New York, New York, 19 May 1904—typed, signed (2 p. on 2 l.):Giving Job permission to license a print that he made for their magazine.

Doubleday, Page & Co.: Lanier, Henry W. to HKJ, New York, New York, 21 September 1904—typed, signed (2 p. on 2 l.): Some suggestions for improving his article on egrets, namely, that he must get more facts.

Doubleday, Page & Co.: Lanier, Henry W. to HKJ, New York, New York, 26 September 1904—typed, signed, with handwritten post script (1 p. on 1 l.): Confirming that he has receives Job’s material; Returning one of Job’s articles.

Doubleday, Page & Co.: Lanier, Henry W. to HKJ, New York, New York, 6 October 1904—typed, signed, with handwritten post script (1 p. on 1 l.): Saying that the article on Egrets is alright, but he needs to cut it down; asks if they made an agreement on the price for the article; saying they are working on getting the circular out.

Doubleday, Page & Co.: Lanier, Henry W. to HKJ, New York, New York, 14 October 1904—typed, signed (1 p. on 1 l.): Explaining the cost of the circular to Job, and asking how much we wants printed. 

Doubleday, Page & Co.: Lanier, Henry W. to HKJ, New York, New York, 13 January 1905—typed, signed, with handwritten post script (1 p. on 1 l.): Requesting the negative for a picture of an egret, asks for it as soon as possible; post script insists that he must have all of the negatives.

Doubleday, Page & Co.: Johnson, W. A. to HKJ, New York, New York, 13 July [?]—holograph (1 p. on 1 l.): Thanking Job for his suggestion; telling him he does not have to pay until he is ready.

 

Folder 5: Correspondence: Doubleday, Page & Co.: 1905-06:

Doubleday, Page & Co.: Lanier, Henry W. to HKJ, New York, New York, 28 February 1905—typed, signed (1 p. on 1 l.): Apologizing that his book did not sell better than it did.

Doubleday, Page & Co.: [?] to HKJ, New York, New York, 7 March 1905—typed, signed (2 p. on 2 l.): Explaining how they mean to sell many of their books as part of a series, and asking Job if they may use one of his. 

Doubleday, Page & Co.: Kralie, Adolphe G. to HKJ, New York, New York, 4 May 1905—typed, signed (1 p. on 1 l.): Asking Job for a sample circular so that they may send it to their printer as a guideline.

Doubleday, Page & Co.: Miller, Wilhelm to HKJ, New York, New York, 15 August 1905—typed, signed (1 p. on 1 l.):Returning an article Job submitted to them on hemlock, written by Dr. Curtiss, saying it does not fit their plans at this time.

Doubleday, Page & Co.: LTE to HKJ, New York, New York, 31 August 1905—typed, signed (1 p. on 1 l.): Sending Job a copy of the sales report for “Among the Water Fowl”, a statement of his account, and a check. 

Doubleday, Page & Co.: Lanier, Henry W. to HKJ, New York, New York, 15 August 1905—typed, signed (2 p. on 2 l.): Thanking Job for pictures he sent of Gulls, but saying he cannot use them because they are not original enough.

Doubleday, Page & Co.: Lanier, Henry W. to HKJ, New York, New York, 12 October 1905—typed, signed (3 p. on 3 l.): Accepting articles on ducks and shore birds; asking Job to slightly modify the articles to talk about conservation laws regarding these animals; asking how much he wants for them .

Doubleday, Page & Co.: Lanier, Henry W. to HKJ, New York, New York, 14 October 1905- typed, signed (1 p. on 1 l.): Agreeing to read articles if Job sends them; asking for them to contain specific statistics and figures. 

Doubleday, Page & Co.: Miller, Wilhelm to HKJ, New York, New York, 14 October 1905—typed, signed (2 p. on 2 l.): Sending back pictures so Job can use them when preparing his article; asking him to write a caption for each picture on the back of the picture; saying they cannot tell Job anything about Mr. Moyle. 

Doubleday, Page & Co.: Lanier, Henry W. to HKJ, New York, New York, 30 October 1905—typed, signed (3 p. on 3 l.): Expressing some concerns over Job’s article; disagrees with Job’s feelings on spring shooting; says Job needs more concrete statistics; suggests many editorial changes with the article.

Doubleday, Page & Co.: Lanier, Henry W. to HKJ, New York, New York, 8 January 1906—typed, signed (1 p. on 1 l.):Asking Job for information on how well his books have sold in the past.

   

Folder 6: Correspondence: Dr - Dyke:

Durfer [?], Owen to HKJ, Fall River, Massachusetts, 29 March 1899—holograph (2 p. on 1 l.): Explains what he has done over the winter; describes what he has done in regards to observing nature; describes his plans for the upcoming months; describes how he is getting old.

Dutcher,William to HKJ, New York, New York, 27 April 1899—holograph (1 p. on 1 l.): Expressing interest in Job’s latest article on sea birds in the Osprey; asking for directions to the place he made his observations so he many go see it.

Dutcher, William to HKJ, New York, New York, 6 May 1899—holograph (1 p. on 1 l.): Thanking Job for his letter and assuring him that he will do everything that Job told him to do; expressing his eagerness to go on the trip. 

Dutcher, William to HKJ, New York, New York, 22 September 1904—typed, signed (1 p. on 1 l.): Congratulating him on getting his articles published; thanking him for the work he has done for the ornithological community.

Dutcher, William to HKJ, New York, New York, 23 September 1904—typed, signed (1 p. on 1 l.):Telling Job he will send to him records that will help Job in writing his next piece; explaining how he should write about fraudulent claims made by clothing manufacturers about the features they put in their clothes.

Dutcher, William to HKJ, New York, New York, 17 April 1905—typed, signed (1 p. 1 l.): Telling Job that no permits will be given by the government of North Dakota to go on “this island”; apologizing if this interferes with Job’s plans. 

Dutcher, William to HKJ, New York, New York, 20 April 1905—typed, signed (1 p. on 1 l.): Glad to here his travel plans have not been ruined; thanking him for information on Mr. Eastgate; expressing pleasure at Job’s “preface” and thanking him for mentioning him in it.

Dutcher, William to HKJ, New York, New York, 18 July 1905—typed, signed (1 p. on 1 l.): Thanking him for a description of the late Mr. Bradley; approving of Job’s plans to write an article about him and donate the proceeds to Bradley’s family; wishing him a good trip to Assiniboia.

Dyke, A.B. to HKJ, Bridgewater, Massachusetts, 8 March 1904—holograph (3 p. on 2 l.): Responding to Job’s letter asking for information on Barn Owls; describes what has happened to their nesting sites, the last time he saw them, etc.; expresses desire to help Job obtain photographs.

Folder 7: Correspondence:E:

Eastgate, Alf. to HKJ, Harrisburg, North Dakota, 3 October 1900—holograph (2 p. on 1 l.): Lauding the pictures Job put in the Osprey; Saying he did not get to collect any eggs this year; talking about the case of a baby bird they had to kill.  

Eastgate, Alf. to HKJ, Harrisburg, North Dakota, Christmas 1898—holograph (3 p. on 2 l.): Tells Job he has found a long lost egg; thanks Job for getting his name in front of the A.O.U. 

Espesto, Vincenzo to HKJ, New Haven, Connecticut, 23 November 1903—holograph (4 p. on 2 l.): Apologizing for not coming to visit Job, but inviting Job to come visit him; asking for a copy of a magazine Job published in; thanks Job for various favors he has done for him.

 

Box 7: Correspondence F-Hopson:

Folder 1: Correspondence: Fay-Fields:

Fay, H.W. to HKJ, DeKalb, Illinois, 27 December 1902—holograph (2 p. on 2 l.): Lauds Job’s work; talks about his own extensive collection; asks Job to send him some of his pictures, for which he will pay; details specific pictures he would like.

Finley, William L. to HKJ, Portland, Oregon, 29 January 1906—typed, signed (2 p. on 2 l.): Tells Job about the work he has been submitting to Doubleday, Page & Co. and other magazines; talks about his travel plans for the summer (he is going to California to try and photograph the California Condor.

Finley, William L. to HKJ, Portland, Oregon, 25 September 1905—typed, signed (2 p. on 2 l.): Lauding Job’s book “Wild Wings”; talks about the photos he took over the summer; hopes to see Job in New York in October.

Fields, H.E. to HKJ, Cedar Falls, Iowa, 26 January 1903—holograph (1 p. on 1 l.): Telling Job he is an excellent photographer and asking for tips on bird photography.

   

Folder 2: Correspondence: Fisher, William H.:

Fisher, William H. to HKJ, Baltimore, Maryland, 21 January 1899—holograph (2 p. on 1 l.): Enclosing some of his prints and asking if Job would like to exchange with him; also asks for nests and eggs.

Fisher, William H. to HKJ, Baltimore, Maryland, 22 February 1899—holograph (2 p. on 2 l.): Expresses desire to exchange prints; says he has had no trouble with “solio” in print making; details the way in which he makes prints.  

Fisher, William H. to HKJ, Baltimore, Maryland, 25 November 1899—holograph (2 p. on 1 l.): Discusses a problem Job is having with fading prints; is sending Job copies of some prints; asking if Job has any nests or eggs he would like to give him.

Fisher, William H. to HKJ, Baltimore, Maryland, 30 January 1902—holograph (10 p. on 10 l.): Thanks Job for the answers to his questions; details the photography equipment he is now using; says he read his latest article in “Everybody’s”; gives details about some islands off of the coast of Virginia that Job wants to visit, specifically about the birds he cant find there; hopes he can make a trip again in July; gives Job the name of somebody else that he can contact for help.

Fisher, William H. to HKJ, Baltimore, Maryland, 28 January 1904—holograph (1 p. on 1 l.): Says he was sorry he could not get to the A.O.U. meeting; says he was not able to take his vacation last fall; says he has not done anything photographical or ornithological in the past season.

Fisher, William H. to HKJ, Baltimore, Maryland, 6 July 1905—holograph (2 p. on 1 l.): Asks Job for Osprey nests, is willing to exchange some of his photographs for them; asks if Job will be making anymore trips to the Virginia coast.

Fisher, William H. to HKJ: Item Inventory.  No date.  1 p. on 1 l. Containing typed print with edit marks and handwritten parts. List of prints and collections pieces, such as nests and eggs.

 

Folder 3: Correspondence: Fleming-Fuertes:

Fleming, J.H. to HKJ, Toronto, Canada, 1 May 1905—holograph (4 p. on 2 l.): Asking information for a bird he is doing a paper on; talks about a trip to North Dakota and trying to find a guide.

Fletcher, S. to HKJ, Bulls Bridge, Connecticut, 7 October 1903—typed, signed (1 p. on 1 l.): Saying he considers “the incident connected with the circular” a closed matter; wishes Job success in stopping the sale of liquor in the community.

Foster, Allyn to HKJ, Sharon, Connecticut, 3 September 1906—holograph (1 p. on 1 l.): A letter lauding the personality of Mr. Job, possibly a letter of recommendation of some sort.

Freeman, Harriet E. to HKJ, Intervale, New Hampshire, 20 October [?]—holograph (4 p. on 2 l.): Asking Job for a specific print he took while she was in Kent; asks for the name on a vine she saw while she was there; is looking forward to Job’s new book.

Freeman, Harriet E. to HKJ, Intervale, New Hampshire, 13 July 1904—holograph (4 p. on 2 l.): Presuming Job has returned home; Says she was thinking of him while he was on his trip; talks about a trip she just made and birds she has in her yard; asks for two copies of her photograph.

French, Elmer E. to HKJ, New York, New York, 24 August 1903—holograph (1 p. on 1 l.): Telling Job that he met up with Ernest Thompson and that he spoke very highly of him.

Frothingham, Paul Revere to HKJ, Boston, Massachusetts, 8 March 1904—typed, signed (1 p. on 1 l.): Expressing delight that Job will be coming to speak in Boston; says he will try to arrange to meet him.

Fuertes, Louis Agassiz to HKJ, Ithaca, New York, 6 February 1901—holograph (4 p. on 2 l.): Praises Job’s photographs and his ability to relate to people what he knows; offers his services for anything Job may need; tells Job he feels as if the public will truly come to appreciate him.

Fuertes, Louis Agassiz to HKJ, Ithaca, New York, 22 February 1902—holograph (3 p. on 2 l.): Thanking Job for pictures he sent him; Saying he enjoyed his article in “Everybody’s”; Says he saw his pictures of grey foxes in the office of “Country Life”.

Fuertes, Louis Agassiz to HKJ, Ithaca, New York, 4 September 1906—holograph (4 p. on 2 l.): Asking for advice on a lecture he will be giving on bird coloration; asks permission to use some of Job’s works in his presentation.

 

Folder 4: Correspondence: G:

Gillut, A.L. to HKJ, Hartford, Connecticut, 8 June [?]—holograph (3 p. on 2 l.): Telling Job he heard about a lecture he gave and asking if he can send him a copy for possible publication; He cannot pay Job for it.

Gillut, A.L. to HKJ, No location, No date—holograph (1 p. on 1 l.): Thanking him for his letter; he is sorry that Job cannot send him the paper. 

Gordon, A.M. to HKJ, Plymouth, Connecticut, 8 December 1903—holograph (3 p. on 3 l.): Says he has not looked at the issue of the Outing that Job asked him to; Talks about a bird and says he never thought it was a heron; describes birds he saw while in Jacksonville, Florida.

Goodwin, Charles W. to HKJ, West Brookfield, Massachusetts, 20 February [?]—holograph (5 p. on 4 l.): Thanking Job for pictures he sent him; talks about an “anti-tobacco” crusade and how he regrets chewing it; talks about a friend who has just visited; tells Job his extension of the schoolhouse is very good; he is enclosing a pamphlet for Job to read.

Goddary, John C. to HKJ, Salisbury, Oregon, 7 October 1903—holograph (2 p. on 2 l.): Congratulating Job on a work he published. 

Gurney, J.H. to HKJ, Norwich, England, 9 December 1904—holograph (2 p. on 1 l.): Asking for information on some birds he is writing about.

Gurney, J.H. to HKJ, Norwich, England, 16 January 1905—holograph (2 p. on 1 l.): Thanking Job for the information he gave him; says he is happy the government has banned the hunting of those birds.

   

Folder 5: Correspondence: Hartt-Hertell:

Hanks, Charles Stedman to HKJ, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, 21 May 1906—typed, signed (1 p. on 1 l.): He is mailing Job a copy of his book “Camp Kits and Camp Life”; wants Job to let him know how he likes it.

Hartt, Rollin to HKJ, Boston, Massachusetts, 15 May 1901—typed, signed (1 p. on 1 l.): Says he likes Job’s plans, but suggests he write on people rather than on birds, although he will accept either one; his reasoning is that they have trimmed down the nature department.

Hartt, Rollin to HKJ, Boston, Massachusetts, 11 December 1901—typed, signed (1 p. on 1 l.): Glad to know that their suggestion helped Job, and to hear that Mr. Page got Job’s pictures and book. 

Harper’s Weekly Magazine, Editor of , to HKJ, Franklin Square, New York, 7 October 1904—typed, signed (1 p. on 1 l.): They are returning the articles Job submitted to them and not publishing them in the magazine.

Hendry & Company Wool: Esselen, Joseph to HKJ, Boston, Massachusetts, 26 November 1900—holograph (1 p. on 1 l.): Talks about a business transaction Job will be making with him; gives him prices and explains how it will savee him money.

Hendry & Company Wool: Joseph Esselen to HKJ, Boston, Massachusetts, 14 December 1900—holograph (1 p. on 1 l.): Thanks Job for his letter and says he will write to Rev. Goodenargle in order to do business; asks him to send the specifics of his order.

Henninger, W. to HKJ, Tiffice, Ohio, 14 January 1904—holograph ( 2 p. on 1 l.): Details a trip he would like to take to North Dakota; asks for any advice Job can give him on the best areas to find specimens there, specifically the locations of places Job has written about.

Henninger, W. to HKJ, Tiffice, Ohio, 8 March 1904—holograph (2 p. on 1 l.): Thanks Job for his letter and agrees to his conditions; says that Dr. Bishop is welcome to his notes, but not his photos; Talks about other places he would like to visit; talks about the plans he has made for his trip thus far.

Hertell, Arthur to HKJ, Exetor, New Hampshire, 15 January 1906—holograph (2 p. on 2 l.): Thanking Job for his help while he was away from home; describes the strains of moving; asks Job if he would like to come and meet with some students.

 

Folder 6: Correspondence: Herrick – Hill:

Herrick, John W. to HKJ, Plymouth, Massachusetts, 7 March 1904—holograph (1 p. on 1 l.): Asking Job if is possible for him to give a lecture in Plymouth when he is in town.

Herrick, John W. to HKJ, Plymouth, Massachusetts, 31 March 1905—holograph (1 p. on 1 l.): Apologizing for the delay in sending Job his check; explains why it happened.

Hill, James L. to HKJ, New London, Connecticut, 25 January 1902—holograph (6 p. on 6 l.): Describes birds he has been in contact with, including ones he tracked for awhile; talks about his dead bald eagle; Talks in memoriam of someone named Abe; Mentions some new book he has gotten and some he still wants; talks about some of Job’s latest works, and of the good reputation he is getting.

Hill, James L. to HKJ, New London, Connecticut, 30 April 1902—holograph (2 p. on 1 l.): Says he finally received something he had been waiting for; talks about a bird Job mentioned to him; asks for some advice on bird photography.

 

Folder 7: Correspondence: Hinkley, Arthur M.:

Hinkley, Arthur M. to HKJ, North Middleboro, 25 January 1899--  holograph (6 p. on 3 l.): Describes the arduous process he has gone through to ship some samples; asks for the home address of the person he sent them to so he may go visit him; Thanks Job for samples he sent him; wishes Job the best in his endeavors in the near future; describes how his wife is getting fat.

Hinkley, Arthur M. to HKJ, North Middleboro, 8 February 1899—holograph (4 p. on 2 l.): Thanks Job for the pictures he sent; says he will sent an egg for Job to identify; says they should spend some time together whenever it is convenient; says he is waiting to get the new “Osprey”; describes observations he made of blackbirds.

Hinkley, Arthur M. to HKJ, North Middleboro, 13 April 1899—holograph (3 p. on 2 l.): Says he read Job’s latest article in the Newtown Bee; Expresses his condolences for a loss in Job’s family; Describes the bird-watching, or lack thereof, that he has done so far this season; Describes an injury a friend sustained while trying to catch a bird.

Hinkley, Arthur M. to HKJ, North Middleboro, 22 May 1899—holograph (2 p. 1 l.): Making plans for visiting Job sometime in the near future.

Hinkley, Arthur M. to HKJ, North Middleboro, 25 September 1899—holograph (3 p. 2 l.): Expressing delight that Job will be coming to visit; Giving him directions and talking about what they will do while he is there.

Hinkley, Arthur M. to HKJ, North Middleboro, 12 October 1899—holograph (3 p. on 2 l.): Talking about the trip Job will be making; talks about recent sample collecting he has done and says he is glad Job will be bringing some of his own; asks Job to bring an unmounted picture of a nest.

 

Folder 8: Correspondence: Hinshaw- Hopson:

Hinshaw, Raymond to HKJ, Lyons, Kansas, 11 May 1903— holograph (1 p. on 1 l.): Lauding Job’s book “Among the Waterfowl”; asks Job about the equipment he uses to photograph birds.

Hitchem, G.D. to HKJ, Brighton, Virginia, 28 March 1902—holograph (5 p. on 3 l.): Talking about a colony of cranes that Job asked him about, as well as other birds in his area; giving Job directions to getting there.

Hoffmann, Ralph to HKJ, No Location Given, 6 March 1904—holograph (2 p. on 1 l.): Looking forward to Job’s visit; Apologizes for not being able to put Job up for the night; asks Job to meet him for dinner if he cannot make it to visit.

Holman, R.H. to HKJ, Malden, Massachusetts, 20 October 1903—holograph (4 p. on 2 l.): Talks of birds he is very interested in, and asks Job if he has any information about them; details the bird-watching he has done over the past few years.

Hopson, R.J., to HKJ, No Location Given, 1 February 1899—holograph (3 p. on 2 l.): Correcting Job on the name of The Home Missionary Society of Connecticut; also correcting another mistake Job made regarding somebody’s name; Asks if he has received his membership from the HMSC.

Box 8: Correspondence Houghton Mifflin & Co. -  Kn:

Folder 1: Correspondence: Houghton Mifflin, October 1904 - January 1905:

Houghton, Mifflin & Co.: Parker, W.B. to HKJ, Boston, Massachusetts, 14 October 1904—typed, signed (2 p. on 2 l.): Asking for Job to send them his book; Talking about strategy in terms of when to release the book; talks about a vacation he just took and says he will be leaving his position at the magazine to teach English at Harvard.

Houghton, Mifflin & Co.: Gibbs, H.R. to HKJ, Boston, Massachusetts. 4 November 1904—typed, signed (1 p. on 1 l.): Acknowledging that they received his manuscript; telling Job his book is under consideration.

Houghton, Mifflin & Co.: Parker, W.B. to HKJ, Boston, Massachusetts, 7 November 1904—typed, signed (1 p. on 1 l.): Thanks Job for his letter; says Job’s book will have the utmost consideration of the company; apologizes that he probably will not have a chance to read the book.

Houghton, Mifflin & Co.: Booth, W.S. to HKJ, Boston, Massachusetts, 17 November 1904—typed, signed (4 p. on 2 l.): Accepting the book “Wild Wings” for publication; says the book will contain as many illustrations as possible; Discusses the terms of the deal; Making arrangements to meet with the editor.

Houghton, Mifflin & Co.: Booth, W.S. to HKJ, Boston, Massachusetts, 22 November 1904—typed, signed (2 p. on 2 l.): Enclosing the formal contract for their arrangement regarding “Wild Wings”.

Houghton, Mifflin & Co.: Allen, Francis H. to HKJ, Boston, Massachusetts, 27 December 1904—holograph (4 p. on 2 l.): Says he is sending on the first five chapters with illustrations to the printer; questions Job’s use of a dedication, fearing it is a little too much.

Houghton, Mifflin & Co.: Allen, Francis H. to HKJ, Boston, Massachusetts, 6 January 1905—typed, signed (1 p. on 1 l.): Wishing Job well on getting over his recent sickness; Says he will make the necessary corrections to the title of Chapter 11; says he likes the new dedication.

Houghton, Mifflin & Co.: Allen, Francis H. to HKJ, Boston, Massachusetts, 12 January 1905—typed, signed, with handwritten post-script (5 p. on 5 l.): Describes how the illustrations will be used in the book; Says they want to cut down the size of the book, possible by omitting the final three chapters; also wants to cut the number of illustrations and reduce the size of some; is sending back the prints they are not using.

Houghton, Mifflin & Co.: Allen, Francis H. to HKJ, Boston, Massachusetts, 17 January 1905—typed, signed (2 p. on 2 l.): Is returning the omitted chapters; Says they can restore the three prints Job wants put back in; talks about the distribution of full page prints throughout the book.

 

Folder 2: Correspondence: Houghton, Mifflin, February-March  28, 1905:

Houghton, Mifflin & Co.: Allen, Francis H. to HKJ, Boston, Massachusetts, 3 February 1905—holograph (2 p. on 1 l.): Says his book will be published around March 25; says the price has not been decided on.

Houghton, Mifflin & Co.: Allen, Francis H. to HKJ, Boston, Massachusetts, 9 February 1905—holograph (1 p. on 1 l.): The book will not be published until April 10 at the earliest, because the half tones are taking longer than expected.

Houghton, Mifflin & Co.: Allen, Francis H. to HKJ, Boston, Massachusetts, 18 February 1905—holograph (1 p. on 1 l.): Setting up a meeting between Job and some people who have been working on his book; talking about something that will be omitted from the book.

Houghton, Mifflin & Co.: Allen, Francis H. to HKJ, Boston, Massachusetts, 28 February 1905—holograph (2 p. on 1 l.): Says they are taking pains with his illustrations; Is enclosing proof of a circular of the book and asking Job to send back any corrections he has; Wishing Job a speedy recovery from his illness.

Houghton, Mifflin & Co.: Mifflin, G.H. to HKJ, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 2 March 1905—holograph (4 p. on 2 l.): Thanks Job for the photographs he submitted, saying they will use them; Talking about the order of the book; says they are getting it done as quickly as possible. Houghton, Mifflin & Co.: W.P.M. to HKJ, Boston, Massachusetts, 2 March 1905—typed, signed (1 p. on 1 l.): Sending Job a copy of their Riverside Bulletin; offering assistance in getting a write-up in a Chicago newspaper.

Houghton, Mifflin & Co.: Mifflin, G.H. to HKJ, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 4 March 1905—holograph (2 p. on 1 l.): Asking Job to send one more photo for chapter 1 as soon as possible. NOTE: Half of one page is illegible due to ink smudging.

Houghton, Mifflin & Co.: M.A.S. to HKJ, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 11 March 1905—typed, signed (1 p. on 1 l.): Asking Job to send two more pictures, one each for chapters nine and eleven.      Houghton, Mifflin & Co.: Allen, Francis H. to HKJ, Boston, Massachusetts, 13 March 1905—holograph (2 p. on 2 l.): Answering a question about the formatting of some text in the book, and also discussing some grammatical issues.

Houghton, Mifflin & Co.: Mifflin, G.H. to HKJ, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 16 March 1905—holograph (2 p. on 1 l.): Explaining that they will make the changes to the book the Job requested; says the writer will meet him on Wednesday, March 22nd.

Houghton, Mifflin & Co.: Allen, Francis H. to HKJ, Boston, Massachusetts, 28 March 1905—holograph (4 p. on 2 l.): Says he will wait for the preface; he is ordering the corrections Job asked for; says the book has already been cast; asks him to notify him about any more errors; says he took the liberty of looking up the name of a bird for him.

   

Folder 3: Correspondence: Houghton, Mifflin, March 31- May 1905:

Houghton, Mifflin & Co.: Allen, Francis H. to HKJ, Boston, Massachusetts, 31 March 1905—typed, signed (4 p. on 4 l.): Telling Job the mistakes he sent will be corrected in time for publishing; Says he read over the preface; He likes it, but thinks it should be shorter; suggests specific parts to be cut out; asks him to amend it as soon as possible.

Houghton, Mifflin & Co.: Mifflin, G.H. to HKJ, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 31 March 1905—typed, signed (1 p. on 1 l.): Asking Job to send a picture to be used with the list of illustrations in the book.  Houghton, Mifflin & Co.: Mifflin, G.H. to HKJ, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 8 April 1905—holograph (2 p. on 1 l.): Sending Job the illustration list, asking him to read it over and return to the Boston office; asking him again to send an illustration for it as soon as possible.

Houghton, Mifflin & Co.: Allen, Francis H. to HKJ, Boston, Massachusetts, 15 April 1905—holograph (1 p. on 1 l.): Talking about advertising arrangements with the Eastman Kodak Company.

Houghton, Mifflin & Co.: R.L.L. to HKJ, Boston, Massachusetts, 24 April 1905—typed, signed (1 p. on 1 l.): The company has talked to Eastman Kodak and Job will be receiving communication from them soon.

Houghton, Mifflin & Co.: [initials unclear] to HKJ, Boston, Massachusetts, 3 May 1905—typed, signed (1 p. on 1 l.): Sending Job an advanced copy of “Wild Wings”; tells him of an adjustment they made to the material used; asking him where he wants him twelve complimentary copies shipped.  Houghton, Mifflin & Co.: R.S.S. to HKJ, Boston, Massachusetts, 4 May 1905—typed, signed (1 p. on 1 l.): Thanking Job for a list of name he sent; asking Job to let them know when and where he will be lecturing so that they can place advertising for the book there.

Houghton, Mifflin & Co.: [initials unclear] to HKJ, Boston, Massachusetts, 8 May 1905—typed, signed (1 p. on 1 l.): They are forwarding his complimentary copies of the book to the addresses he requested, and ordering the additional copies that Job wants.

Houghton, Mifflin & Co.: Allen, Francis H. to HKJ, Boston, Massachusetts, 15 May 1905—holograph (3 p. on 2 l.): Apologizing for not writing sooner; asks if Job liked the cover; apologizes for illustrations that were omitted late.

 

Folder 4: Correspondence: Houghton, Mifflin, June 1905- January 1906:

Houghton, Mifflin & Co.: Allen, Francis H. to HKJ, Boston, Massachusetts, 12 July 1905—typed, signed (2 p. on 2 l.):  Looking forward to seeing Job’s new photographs; says sales of “Wild Wings” has been disappointing so far, but they will try to push it during the holiday season; declining Job’s invitation to visit him.

Houghton, Mifflin & Co.: Allen, Francis H. to HKJ, Boston, Massachusetts, 14 August 1905—holograph (2 p. on 2 l.): Apologizing that the Atlantic could not use Job’s paper; asking if Job knows anything about another bird photographer.

Houghton, Mifflin & Co.: W.S.B. to HKJ, Boston, Massachusetts, 31 August 1905—typed, signed (1 p. on 1 l.): Sending Job a statement on how the book has done; the book is doing poorly; they hope it will do better soon.

Houghton, Mifflin & Co.: W.S.B. HKJ, Boston, Massachusetts, 13 September 1905—typed, signed (2 p. on 2 l.): Thanking Job for expressing his appreciation for their work, and hoping future reviews will help sales; Describes the advertising they have undertaken for the book; Has high hopes the book will begin to sell; Tell Job how President Roosevelt refused to let them use his comments on advertising.

Houghton, Mifflin & Co.: Allen, Francis H. to HKJ, Boston, Massachusetts, 6 January 1906—holograph (2 p. on 1 l.): Acknowledging that they sent a copy of “Wild Wings” to a friend of Job’s; Telling Job that they contacted some English publications, asking them to send reviews of Job’s book; says the sales of the book are still disappointing- only 750 copies sold.

Folder 5: Correspondence: Hughes -  Huse:

Hughes, W.E. to HKJ, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 16 October [?]—holograph (1 p. on 1 l.): Thanking Job for information he gave him; Describes the birds that they saw; hoping to see Job at the next A.O.U. meeting.

Huse, William H. to HKJ, Manchester, New Hampshire, 18 December 1905—typed, signed (1 p. on 1 l.): Telling Job how much he liked his article on “The Effects of the Modern Nature Movement upon Religious Belief”.

 

Folder 14: Correspondence:  Ingersoll, Ernest:

Ingersoll, Ernest to HKJ, New York, New York, 17 April [?]—holograph (2 p. on 2 l.): Returning some prints that Job send him; telling Job about a trip he took to Chicago.

Ingersoll, Ernest to HKJ, New York, New York, 30 January 1898—holograph (2 p. on 2 l.): Tells Job he liked his article “Ocean Wanderes” in the Osprey, and that he has written to the magazine to get permission to use some of the pictures to use as slides; asks Job if he could send any other bird pictures that he can use.

Ingersoll, Ernest to HKJ, New York, New York, 17 February 1899—holograph (3 p. on 2 l.): Thanks Job for his letter and his interest in his work; asks to see some more of Job’s prints; Making plans to go nature-looking with Job; talks about different photographs he would like.

Ingersoll, Ernest to HKJ, New York, New York, 18 April 1899—holograph (4 p. on 2 l.): Listing the pictures that he would like to use; asks to use the negatives of those pictures, and offers to pay for them; says his article in “The Auk” is very good.

Ingersoll, Ernest to HKJ, New York, New York, 13 August 1900—holograph (2 p. on 1 l.): Says he cannot come up to Kent anytime soon; says he will pay half of Job’s expenses if he comes down, but prefers that he mail the prints; offers his advice on New York publications; says he likes Job’s articles in the Star; asks him if he has any pictures of a specific bird.

Ingersoll, Ernest to HKJ, New York, New York, 16 August 1900—holograph (2 p. on 1 l.): Giving Job his opinion on a proposed book he sent him, saying it is less than good; also says that there are too many bird books on the market for Job to put out this one; critiques Job’s pictures and writing; warns him to not waste any more time on this book.

Ingersoll, Ernest to HKJ, New York, New York, 13 May 1905—holograph (2 p. on 2 l.): Lauding Job’s book (presumably “Wild Wings”); complimenting both his technical skill and ability to find beauty; asking Job to let him know the nest time he will be in town, so they may meet.

 

Folder 6: Correspondence: Jackson – Jenks:

Jackson, Thomas to HKJ, Westchester, PA, 28 February 1904—holograph (1 p. on 1 l.): Asking Jon the price of a couple of his slides of the Great Horned Owl.

Jacob, J.H. to HKJ, Waynesburg, Pennsylvania, 10 January 1899—holograph (1 p. on 1 l.): Tells Job his article in the Osprey was very interesting; Says he has a few sets of ducks from the areas he wrote about; asking if he would like to trade.

Jacob, J.H. to HKJ, Waynesburg, Pennsylvania, 23 January 1899—holograph (2 p. on 1 l.): Wanting to trade with Job, but fearing he has nothing to offer; explaining the terms of a trade.

Jacob, J.H. to HKJ, Waynesburg, Pennsylvania, 21 February 1899—holograph (1 p. on 1 l.): Acknowledging that he received Job’s package; He is sending samples to Job; notes that he is actually sending Job something worth more than what Job sent him, but he doesn’t care.

Jenks, Joseph to HKJ, North Middleborrough, Massachusetts, 26 March 1900—holograph (2 p. on 1 l.): Expressing his sympathies towards the Job family; saying he was able to comply with Jobs request.

 

Folder 7: Correspondence: Job:

Job, John and Grace to HKJ.  South Walpole, 30 June 1901—holograph (4 p on 2 l): Responding to a letter Job wrote to him on his wedding day.  Expresses regret at not being able to visit Job on a recent vacation.

Job, John J. to HKJ and Job, Elsie, Hamilton, Ontario, 24 August 1900—holograph (4 p. on 2 l.): Describing the area in which he lives; explaining why it has taken him so long to write; describing a vacation he just took; talking about publications he has seen in Canada, specifically how they are manipulative; describing events in his family.

 Job, Robert to HKJ, Reading, Pennsylvania, 30 June 1899—holograph (8 p. on 4 l.): Happy to hear that Herbert will be coming to visit; says to let him know when he is coming and he can get him a discounted rate; talks about cameras, including an expensive new lens he got; Says he can get all the blueprints he wants; Describes a formula for a good developing bath and fixing bath; offering to get him the chemicals.

Job, Phillip to HKJ, South Walpole, Massachusetts, 19 August 1903—holograph (4 p. on 2 l.): Thanking Job for his birthday greeting; says he spent the money on a book about Jesus; says he is sorry Herbert could not be there for his commencement ceremony; Describes the work he has been doing and his search for a church to preach in; asks to hear about Herbert’s trip.

Job, Phillip to HKJ, South Walpole, Massachusetts, 17 October 1903—typed, signed (3 p. on 3 l.): Talks about his job search; kindly turning down Herbert’s offer to help him get a job at a church in Connecticut; Mentions what he is looking for in terms of his future life; talking about a board meeting he just attended.

Job, Phillip to HKJ, North Falmouth, Massachusetts, 16 July 1904—typed, signed (2 p. on 2 l.): talks about affairs at a church which he hopes to be installed in; inviting Job to a ceremony marking his installment; talking about his new life. 

Job, Samuel to HKJ, Bardentown, New Jersey, 11 July 1905—holograph (2 p. on 1 l.): Writing because he saw one of his articles and wanted to know if he was related to him; talks about his interest in nature and photography. Job, Samuel to HKJ, Bardentown, New Jersey, 30 May 1906—holograph (3 p. on 2 l.): Talks about one of his family members; talks about being thrilled that they are related; says how he enjoys Job’s articles; asks if Job knows various naturalists; asks that if Job is coming near there to lecture if he would let him know; talks a little about the birds in his area.

 

Folder 8: Correspondence: Johnson – Kent:

Johnson, J.C. to HKJ, Broadwater, Virginia, 30 January 1902—holograph (2 p. on 1 l.): Says he will be glad to meet Job and give him information about photographing birds on Hog Island; gives him advice on what time to come and how to get there.

Judd, Elmer J. to HKJ, Cando, North Dakota, 18 September 1898—holograph (4 p. on 2 l.): acknowledging that he received the photograph from Job; describes the weather they have been having; says he cannot wait for the collection of photos to be done; talks about work he will be doing. Keene, J.M. to HKJ, Hope, North Dakota, 10 March 1904—holograph (2 p. on 2 l.): Talks about the death of his wife and what he has been doing since it happened; talks about other people in town whom Job knew; talks about observations of nature he has made.

Keene, J.M. to HKJ, [?], 6 April 1904—holograph (1 p. on 1 l.): Talks about how the weather has been lousy so he has not been able to travel; talks about birds he has seen; hoping Job will visit soon. Keene, J.M. to HKJ, Hope, North Dakota, 10 April 1905—holograph (3 p. on 3 l.): Talks about his recent trip to main and how he is sorry he did not get around to visiting Job; inviting Job to come visit him; tells Job what his family has been doing; seems depressed since his wife died.

Kent, Connecticut First Ecclesiastical Society: Treasurer’s Report for the Year Ending March 31, ‘99 (2 p. on 2 l.). 

Kent, Connecticut First Ecclesiastical Society: Treasurer’s Report for the Year Ending March 31, ’04 (1 p. on 1 l.).

 

Folder 9: Correspondence: Knapp – Kneil:

Knapp, W.P. to HKJ, Hawley, Connecticut, 30 September 1909— holograph (2 p. on 1 l.): Thanking Job for his kindness during his visit to Kent and for his donation.

Kneil, G.H. to HKJ, Brockton, Massachusetts, 26 December 1905—holograph (2 p. on 2 l.): Thanking Job for pictures that he sent him; Says he looks forward to future articles by Job.

Knight, Fred T. to HKJ, East Sommervlle, Massachusetts, 12 or 13 November 1895—holograph (7 p. on 4 l.): Giving Job a formula for making lantern slides, including ingredients, instructions on preparing the chemicals, and instructions for making them; describing different techniques to get different results.

 

Box 9: Correspondence: M- Y:

Folder 1: Correspondence: M-O:

Loeb, William Jr.: see: Roosevelt, Theodore.

Munroes’ Publishing Company: Hughes, R. to HKJ, New York, New York, 27 December 1904—typed, signed (1 p. on 1 l.): Announcing the discontinuing of the magazine.

New York Zoological Society: Hornaday, William T. to HKJ, New York, New York, 21 May 1903—typed, signed (1 p. on 1 l.): Asking to use pictures Job took of pelicans that he published in “Outing”, is willing to pay for them, but only if he doesn’t have to credit the “Outing”.

New York Zoological Society: Hornaday, William T. to HKJ, New York, New York, 9 November 1905—typed, signed (1 p. on 1 l.): Accepting Job’s offer of a live Ruffed Grouse, asking him to send it to them.

New York Zoological Society: Grant, Madison to HKJ, New York, New York, 29 November 1905—typed format letter with handwritten parts (1 p. on 1 l.): Acknowledging Job’s gift.

Outing, The: Whitney, Caspar to HKJ, New York, New York, 24 August 1904—typed, signed (1 p. on 1 l.): Asking if he answered Job’s last letter; Tells him he is using one of his articles; Asks what his plans are for the next year.

Outing, The: Dyer, E.H. to HKJ, New York, New York, 18 October 1904—typed, signed (1 p. on 1 l.): Sending the articles Job requested and wishing him success on his new book.

Outing, The: Whitney, Caspar to HKJ, New York, New York, 15 December 1904—typed, signed (1 p. on 1 l.): Asking Job to send a list of his “twelve subjects”; telling him there is no rush.

    

Folder 2: Correspondence: P:

Peters, James S. to HKJ, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, [?] – holograph (4 p. on 2 l.): Describing what he has seen in the way of birds this winter; describes a trip he and a friend took last summer; asks Job to write back.

Porter, Elsie Crane to HKJ, Claverack, New York, 17 July 1906—holograph (4 p. on 2 l.): Thanking Job for his kindness during her recent tragedy; describing her current state of despair; Hopes to see Job and his wife sometime soon; Asks Job to pray for her.

Porter, Elsie Crane to HKJ, [?], 31 October 1906—holograph (2 p. on 2 l.): Explaining to Job her idea of having a memorial to Mr. Porter in the Kent Church; asks if he is interested; Says she is in better health now, and gives her regards to Mrs. Job. 

 

Folder 3: Correspondence: R:

Radcliffe, Jessie [?] R. to HKJ, Washington, D.C., 21 January [?]—holograph (1 p. on 1 l.): Thanking Job for his services and wishing he will come again.
Raine, Walter N. to HKJ, Toronto, Canada, 20 January 1900—holograph (2 p. on 1 l.): Thanking Job for sending him a copy of his book, as he is enjoying it thoroughly; Lauding some specific parts of it that he really liked; Explains that he is a lithographic artist; Gives him some tips about finding birds in North Dakota; Tells him some people he can meet up with.

Richards, Harriet R. to HKJ, Brockton, [?], 21 October 1900—holograph (6 p. on 3 l.): Telling Job about a trip she just took; Mentions some wildlife that she saw; talks about Captain Baker, whom job told her to find; Thanking Job for his letter.

Rolfe, Eugene S. to HKJ, Minnewaukan, North Dakota, 14 January 1899—holograph (5 p. on 5 l.):Complimenting Job’s recent article in the Osprey; Mentioning that he is frustrated about not being able to get a sample of egg he wants; Asking if Job wants to come visit to go on an expedition; Talking about ornithological work he has been doing; Mentions Job’s article again, this time talking about specific things it says; Asks if he took any sets from the area besides the ones he mentioned in his article.

Roosevelt, Theodore, Office of: Loeb, William Jr. to HKJ, Washington, D.C., 18 April 1904—typed, signed (1 p. on 1 l.): Answering Job’s request to visit President Roosevelt; giving dates and times that would be convenient.

Roosevelt, Theodore, Office of: Loeb, William Jr. to HKJ, Washington, D.C., 27 April 1904—typed, signed (1 p. on 1 l.): Confirming Job’s appointment with the President.  Rowland, Edward G. to HKJ, Falls Village, Connecticut, 30 January 1905—holograph (1 p. on 1 l.): Asking Job how to apply for a permit to hunt birds.

Rowland, Edward G. to HKJ, Falls Village, Connecticut, 5 February 1905—holograph (1 p. on 1 l.): Asking Job to apply for a license for him to shoot birds for scientific purposes; asking if there are any problems Job wishes him to devote his attention to.

Rugere, Oliver to HKJ, Liticut, [?], 3 October 1899—holograph (4 p. on 2 l.): A poem about the beauty of nature; a newspaper clipping that mentions Job.

Rugere, Oliver to HKJ, Torinton, New Jersey, 8 March 1906—holograph (3 p. on 2 l.): Complimenting Job’s book “Wild Wings”, saying both he and his wife enjoyed it; Talks about the work he has been doing.

     

Folder 4: Correspondence: Sa-Sc:

Sage, J.H. to HKJ, Portland, Connecticut, 5 November 1905—holograph (2 p. on 1 l.): Has entered Job’s name for a speaking spot at the next A.O.U. meeting; says he spoke with President Roosevelt the other day.

Saunders, W.E. to HKJ, London, Ontario, 13 February 1905—typed, signed (2 p. on 2 l.): Says he does not have the answers to the questions Job asked him; talking about areas in Canada that are not good for Job’s work; recommends someone Job can talk to about finding a good place to find specimens; talks about his plans for a trip; advises Job on how to get there.

Sether, William to HKJ, Burlington, Iowa, 15 December 1905—holograph on postcard (2 p. on 1 l.): Having read a recent article of Job, he is sending him another article on a similar topic.

Scribner, Carleton to HKJ, Goshen, New York, 28 July 1905—holograph (4 p. on 4 l.): Describes what work he has done recently, including work he did in Kent; describes in detail some bird-watching he did.

Scribner, Carleton to HKJ, Goshen, New York, 17 July 1906—holograph (3 p. on 2 l.): Explaining that he is making a collection of pictures of shore birds, and asks Job if he has any he can give him.  Scribner, Julia S. to HKJ, Plainfield, New Jersey, 21 February 1905—holograph (4 p. on 2 l.): Making arrangements for Job to come and give a lecture; explaining where it will be; making arrangements for paying Job; telling Job what they would like him to speak about.

Scribner’s Magazine: Zarrington, J.B. to HKJ, New York, New York, 25 September 1905—typed, signed (1 p. on 1 l.): Rejecting an article that Job submitted for publication.

Scribner’s Magazine: Zarrington, J.B. to HKJ, New York, New York, 5 October 1905—typed, signed (1 p. on 1 l.): Thanking Job for photographs he sent, but saying he is unable to use them and is returning them.

 

Folder 5: Correspondence: Se – Shi:

Seton, Ernest H. to HKJ, Cos Cob, Connecticut, 9 October 1902—holograph (2 p. on 2 l.): Complimenting Job’s book “Among the Waterfowl”.

Seton, Ernest H. to HKJ, Cos Cob, Connecticut, 4 June 1903—typed, signed (2 p. on 2 l.): Asking if Job knows anyone who can get him some Canvas-backed ducks.

Seton, Ernest H. to HKJ, Cos Cob, Connecticut, 10 June 1903—typed, signed (1 p. on 1 l.): Naming some specific birds that he wishes to buy from Job and explaining how much he will pay for them. Shaw, H.A. to HKJ, Grand Forks, North Dakota, 10 October 1900—holograph (3 p. on 3 l.): Says he got the prints Job sent him; Describes the bad health he has been in; describes some features of his prints that he wants to make sure Job notices; talking about the sources of some of his prints; tells Job he recently collected a lot of eggs.

Shaw, H.A. to HKJ, Grand Forks, North Dakota, 26 February 1902—holograph (3 p. on 3 l.): Giving Job permission to use prints of his; Enclosing some prints he hope Job will find useful; Complimenting an article Job wrote; Discussing an article in The Auk by Mr. Bent; describes work he plans on doing.

Shields, G.O. to HKJ, New York, New York, 18 June 1902—typed, signed (1 p. on 1 l.): Thanking Job for sending him a copy of his book and wishing him good look on its success.

Shields, G.O. to HKJ, New York, New York, 22 December 1904—typed, signed (1 p. on 1 l.): Thanking Job for an endorsement he gave his organization during a lecture; explaining that he is resigning from the A.O.U. because no one will answer his letters.

 

Folder 6: Correspondence: Sibthorp, Shurmer:

Sibthorp, Shurmer to HKJ, London, England, 4 March 1903—typed, signed (1 p. on 1 l.): Thanking Job for allowing him to use an article of Jobs that appeared in “Outing”, and offering to pay him $30; asking him to send the follow up articles as well; advising him to send him any future articles so that he may circulate them in England and send Job the money.

Sibthorp, Shurmer to HKJ, London, England, 13 April 1903—typed, signed (1 p. on 1 l.): Acknowledges receipt of the photos that Job sent him; Says he is currently publishing the article and a check is on its way to Job; asking Job to send him a copy of his future articles so they can be marketed in England.

Sibthorp, Shurmer to HKJ, London, England, 15 July 1903—typed, signed (1 p. on 1 l.):Making arrangements to publish Job’s next series of articles; apologizing that Job’s payment has not yet reached him but it is on its way.

Sibthorp, Shurmer to HKJ, London, England, 12 December 1903—typed, signed (1 p. on 1 l.): Once again apologizing that Job has not received his payment; Saying he hopes it does not happen again as he is eager to continue their business relationship.

Sibthorp, Shurmer to HKJ, London, England, 29 February 1904—typed, signed (1 p. on 1 l.): Agreeing to pay Job $50 each for future articles; sending a copy of an English magazine in which he published one of Job’s articles.

Sibthorp, Shurmer: J.M.L. to HKJ, London, England, 26 April 1904—typed, signed (1 p. on 1 l.): Thanking Job for his letter about what he about to publish; asks for the dates that they will appear in America so he can have that appear in Europe at the same time; says he will write back regarding payment.

Sibthorp, Shurmer to HKJ, London, England, 2 May 1904—typed form letter with handwritten notes (1 p. on 1 l.): Telling Job that he has credited him in his book; noting what Job will be paid.

   

Folder 7: Correspondence: Smith- Success Magazine:

Smith, Henry S. to HKJ, North Barnstable, Massachusetts, 10 July 1904—holograph (2 p. on 2 l.): Telling Job about the herons he has seen; Talks about other observations of birds he has made.

Smith, Lizzie H. to HKJ, Lanceville, [?]. 22 June 1903—holograph (4 p. on 2 l.): Asking Job for a letter of recommendation for her to get some “aid”; explaining why she needs it.

Smith, N.A. to HKJ, Washington, Connecticut, [?]—holograph (4 p. on 2 l.): Says he will order the magazine as soon as possible; Sending Job an owl he just shot, asking him to stuff and mount it for him; Updating Job on a mutual friend.

Spooner, H.H. to HKJ, Kensington, Connecticut, 6 April 1904—holograph (2 p. on 1 l.): Complaining about somebody in a position of power; giving Job information on hiring a private detective; Explaining why going to the police is a bad idea.

Spooner, Lewis G. to HKJ, North Highland Parsonage, [?], 23 May 1906—holograph (4 p. on 4 l.): Hopes to see Job during the summer; Recalling the time when he felt called to God;  Detailing the history of his journey towards the ministry; asks what requirements there are to become ordained, and why it is necessary that he achieve that.

Spooner, Lewis G. to HKJ, North Highland Parsonage, [?], 26 June 1906—holograph (2 p. on 2 l.): Thanks Job for his advice, and also for his invitation to come speak at his church; talking about how his work has been going.

Stone, W. to HKJ, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 30 June 1899—holograph (2 p. on 1 l.): Telling him that New Jersey is a bad place to find a particular species of birds; Tells him to go to Virginia to find what he wants; Gives the name of someone to contact regarding his trip.

Suburban Life Magazine: Farrington, E.J. to HKJ, Boston, Massachusetts, 3 February 1906—typed, signed (1 p. on 1 l.): Saying they are not looking for articles on birds, trees, or plants, but want articles about unusual things; saying they do not pay a lot for material.

Success Company, The: MacKay, Robert to HKJ, New York, New York, 11 March 1903—typed, signed (1 p. on 1 l.): Rejecting a manuscript Job sent them, but inviting him to send more.

Success Magazine: MacKay, Robert to HKJ, New York, New York, 4 October 1904—holograph (1 p. on 1 l.): Rejecting an article idea that Job submitted to them.

Success Magazine: MacKay, Robert to HKJ, New York, New York, 19 October 1904—typed, signed (1 p. on 1 l.): Returning manuscripts that Job sent them, insisting they are very good but they just don’t have room right now.

 

Folder 8: Correspondence: T:

Thayer, Stephen Henry to HKJ, Yonkers, New York, 20 September 1904—holograph (1 p. on 1 l.): Recommending some books to Job so that he may find some quotes; Offering his services for helping Job find information.

Todd, William E. “Christ and the World’s Masters”: Address before the Florida State Association at Westville.  Key West, Florida, 1903—typed (14 p. on 7 l.): A copy of a sermon by William Todd, with illustrations.

Todd, William E. to HKJ, Key West, Florida, 1 June 1903—holograph on typed letterhead (1 p. on 1 l., plus newspaper clipping): Enclosing a newspaper clipping he thinks Job might be interested in (this clipping is included with the letter; Talks about ceremonies on Memorial Day; Asks if Job would put in a good word for him with a committee.

Todd, William E. to HKJ, Key West, Florida, 13 June 1903—holograph on typed letterhead, with newspaper clipping pasted on (2 p. on 1 l.): Thanking Job for his help; talks about his relations with other churches; has pasted copies of newspaper clippings on the back of the letter that he hopes Job will find interesting.

Townsend, Charles W. to HKJ, Boston, Massachusetts, 28 May 1906—holograph (2 p. on 1 l.): Asking Job a question about the movement of a particular bird.

Trafton, Gilbert H. to HKJ, Pasaic, New Jersey, 12 November 1903—typed, signed (1 p. on 1 l.): Asking Job about the photographic apparatus he used in “Among the Waterfowl” so that he may go buy it himself.

Transatlantic Press Alliance: Hanshew, T.W. to HKJ, London, England, 26 August 1904—typed (1 p. on 1 l.): Receipt for payment to Job.

Tufts, Leroy Melville to HKJ, Farmington, Maine, 28 June 1904—typed, signed (2 p. on 2 l.): Alerting Job of the formation of a new society dedicated to photographing birds as opposed to hunting them; Asking Job to join, and also to loan the society some negatives.

Turpin, William B. to HKJ, Washington, D.C., 9 March 1904—holograph (3 p. on 2 l.): Sending Job photos of bird nests; Explaining where the pictures were taken.

 

Folder 9: Correspondence: Walsh-White:

Walsh, J.H. to HKJ, Sharon, Connecticut, 28 September 1904—holograph (1 p. on 1 l.): Declining something Job requested of him the last time they met; appears to be something to do with the issue of temperance.

Walsh, J.H. to HKJ, Ansoma, Connecticut, 28 October 1904—holograph (1 p. on 1 l.): Saying he will be unable to make the address that Job asked him to because he has to meet his sister as she comes back from Europe.

Webster, C.P. to HKJ, Franklin Falls, New Hampshire, 29 July 1904—holograph (1 p. on 1 l.): Asking for information about Chatham, Massachusetts, specifically about when the best time to go is and where he can go for some good camping; talks about animals they are interested in seeing.  Webster, C.P. to HKJ, Franklin Falls, New Hampshire, 29 July 1904—holograph (1 p. on 1 l.): Apologizing to Job for not sending proper return postage with his previous letter; says he is sending it now.

Webster, Ellen E. to HKJ, Franklin Falls, New Hampshire, 29 October 1902—holograph (8 p. on 4 l.): Complimenting Job’s book “Among the Waterfowl”; Telling Job about time she spent over the summer observing birds, specifically herring gulls; tells of a man they met who was very knowledgeable; talks in detail about the rest of their trip; mentions some birds she would like to observe; asks Job if he knows of the best place to see some birds.

Webster, Ellen E. to HKJ, Franklin Falls, New Hampshire, 26 October 1904—holograph (4 p. on 2 l.): Complimenting Job’s articles in The Outing; Says they had a great experience in Chatham; describing her experiences while on vacation; says her husband did not get many good pictures; asks for information about A.O.U. meetings.

Weed, Clarence M. to HKJ, Lowell, Massachusetts, 10 March 1905—holograph (1 p. on 1 l.): Making arrangements for Job to come and lecture.

Weed, Clarence M. to HKJ, Lowell, Massachusetts, 17 March 1905- holograph (1 p. on 1 l.): Confirming the time of the lecture; giving Job directions to the site.

Wheelock, H.B. to HKJ, Chicago, Illinois, 23 January 1903—holograph (1 p. 1 l.): Asking Job about equipment he used for his photographs in “Among the Waterfowl”, so that he may make illustrations for his book.

White, James T. to HKJ, New York, New York, 11 December 1905—typed, signed (1 p. on 1 l.): Asking Job if he would like to trade copies of each others’ books; Enclosing a description of some flowers; asking Job to send information so he may include him in the National Cyclopaedia of American Biography.

   

Folder 10: Correspondence: Williams – Woods:

Williams, Roger D. to HKJ, Lexington, Kentucky, 29 April 1904—holograph (1 p. on 1 l.): Telling Job he has been commissioned to write a book on fox-hunting; asks Job if he has any pictures of foxes that he can send him.

Woodbridge, Richard G. to HKJ, Middleboro, Massachusetts, 5 January 1898—holograph

(2 p. on 2 l.): Suggesting some topics and titles for a sermon about birds.

Woodbridge, Richard G. to HKJ, Somerville, Massachusetts, 9 March 1904—holograph

(1 p. on 1 l.): Making arrangements for Job to give a lecture and giving him directions for getting to it.     Woodbridge, Richard G. to HKJ, Somerville, Massachusetts, 11 August 1905—holograph (3 p. on 2 l.): Complimenting Job’s recent work; Saying how happy he is that Job is successful; Asking if Job will be in the area so that he may give a lecture.

Woodbridge, Richard G. to HKJ, Somerville, Massachusetts, 28 December 1905—holograph

(2 p. on 2 l.): Telling Job he used him as a reference to try and get a job relocation; Describing how he spent his holiday.

Woodward, F.E. to HKJ, Montreal, Canada, 17 February 1905—holograph (2 p. on 2 l.): Saying he cannot arrange for Job to lecture is Kingston, however, he is writing to somebody he thinks can; Says he is happy that Job has become successful; asks Job to tell him where he can find some of his articles; describes the work he is currently doing.

 

Folder 11: Correspondence: Y

Young, C.J. to HKJ, Kingston, Ontario, 4 September 1900—holograph (2 p. on 1 l.): Expressing interest in a recent trip Job made because he himself has made the same trip; Asking if Job would like to exchange photographs and specimens; describing specific items he would like.

Young, C.J. to HKJ, Kingston, Ontario, 22 September 1900—holograph (2 p. on 2 l.): Saying how much he enjoyed Job’s card and for the bird pictures; Offering some of his prints to Job.

Young, C.J. to HKJ, Sharbot Lake, Ontario, 21 December 1902—holograph (2 p. on 1 l.): Complimenting the photos Job sent him; Sending Job some prints of his own; Asking if Job wants him to send a Canadian magazine.

Young, Henry W. to HKJ, Matinicus, Maine, 5 June 1905—holograph (2 p. on 2 l.): Asking if Job has any wealthy people in his congregation who would be willing to donate to the building of a church in Matinicus.

Youth’s Companion, The: Corresponding Editor to HKJ, Boston, Massachusetts, 6 December 1900—holograph (1 p. on 1 l.): Accepting two articles that Job had submitted to them, and saying a check will arrive soon; talks about the kind of editing it will be subject to.

Youth’s Companion, The: Corresponding Editor to HKJ, Boston, Massachusetts, 6 March 1901—holograph (1 p. on 1 l.): Accepting three of the four manuscripts Job submitted to them; Returning the fourth and saying a check is on its way; Telling him not to submit the sketches he wanted to; asking him to send any future manuscripts he think are appropriate for the magazine.

Youth’s Companion, The: Corresponding Editor to HKJ, Boston, Massachusetts, 24 April 1901—holograph (1 p. on 1 l.): telling Job that one of his articles will be appearing in the next week’s edition of the magazine; Asking Job to send more articles similar to this one.

Youth’s Companion, The: Corresponding Editor to HKJ, Boston, Massachusetts, 15 May 1901—holograph (2 p. on 2 l.): Again accepting only three of the four manuscripts Job has submitted to them; Looking forward to seeing the results of Job’s forthcoming trip.

Youth’s Companion, The: Corresponding Editor to HKJ, Boston, Massachusetts, 2 April 1902—holograph (1 p. on 1 l.): Rejecting some sketches Job sent them but accepting an article; complimenting an article of Job’s that appeared in another magazine.

Youth’s Companion, The: Corresponding Editor to HKJ, Boston, Massachusetts, 19 June 1903—holograph (1 p. on 1 l.): Telling Job that one of his articles will appear in the next week’s issue; inviting him to send more articles.

Youth’s Companion, The: Corresponding Editor to HKJ, Boston, Massachusetts, 31 January [?]—holograph (2 p. on 2 l.): Saying that the magazine has a policy against authors using articles and pictures they have sold to the magazine in other commercial ventures; asking Job to tell them when he plans to publish other manuscripts; Describing subjects of articles they are looking for.

Unidentified Correspondent “Frank” to HKJ, No Location Given, 9 June 1904—holograph (3 p. on 2 l.): Describing a trip he just took; describes some ornithological work he has been doing and promises to give Job an update when he finds more information.