William L. Dawson Papers
3/ 4 cubic foot
Provenance: The Ohio Historical Society acquired the William L.
Dawson Papers prior to January 15, 1940. Kay Weisman processed
the papers and Marjorie Myers edited the inventory in January
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TransEer: Nine sketches of geological formations and maps, two
drawings of birds, and forty- seven photographs were transferred
to the Audiovisual Department in January 1980.
William L. Dawson Chronology
1873 Feb. 20
1895 May 1
ca. 1920' s
born, Leon, Iowa
attended Washington University
married Frances Etta Ackerman;
children: William Oberlin, Giles Edwin,
A. B, from Oberlin College
B. D, from Oberlin Theological Seminary
ordained a Congregational minister
pastor, North Church, Columbus, Ohio
organized the Wheaton Publishing Company,
A. M. from Oberlin College
authored " Birds from Ohio"
moved to Washington
organized the Occidental Publishing Company,
authored " Birds of Washington" ( 2 vols.)
moved to California
organized the Birds of California Publishing Company
dirfctor, International Museum of Cooperative
Oology, Santa Barbara, California
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