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RJO’s Library: Serials and Natural History Journals

This list includes most of the serial holdings of my library, complementing the previous listing of monographs and manuscripts. The principal subject areas represented are systematics, evolution, ornithology, and New England natural history. Even within some of the ephemeral newsletters and bulletins included in this collection there can be found items of enduring value, such as the miniature essay “Farms in the Hills” by W.L. McAtee, a noted conservationist of the mid-20th century, that appeared in the Audubon Society of New Hampshire Bulletin.

Serials

  1. American Birds. [ISSN 0211-3386. Continues Audubon Field Notes.]
    Holdings: v25–30 (1971–1976)

    1. Audubon Field Notes. [ISSN 0097-7144. Continued by American Birds.]
      Holdings: v23–24 (1969–1970)‖

  2. American Museum Novitates. Birds Collected During the Whitney South Sea Expedition.
    Holdings: 1–33, 35–64 (1924–1957); index 26–50 (1942)‖

    In parts as issued. This is a subseries of American Museum Novitates [ISSN 0003-0082], with papers authored by Robert Cushman Murphy, Ernst Hartert, Ernst Mayr, Dean Amadon, and others. The first number, by Murphy, notes that “a brief account of the objects of the expedition will be found in Science, 1922, LVI, pp. 701–704.”

    Wants: 34 (Novitates 933, 1937); index 1–25; index 51–64?. The index to numbers 26–50 attests to the existence of a published index to numbers 1–25; presumably an index to the final papers in the series was also published.

  3. American Museum Novitates. Studies of Peruvian Birds.
    Holdings: 1–25, 27–66 (1931–1955); index 51–66 (1957)‖

    In parts as issued. This is a subseries of American Museum Novitates [ISSN 0003-0082], authored by John T. Zimmer and published over a period of more than twenty years. Erwin Stresemann called it “the classic achievement in the study of subspecies of South American birds.”

    Wants: 26 (Novitates 930, 1937); index 1–25 (20 July 1937); index 26–50 (31 December 1945).

  4. American Museum Novitates. Systematic Notes on Palearctic Birds.
    Holdings: 1–26, 28, 32–53 (1953–1964)‖

    In parts as issued. This is a subseries of American Museum Novitates [ISSN 0003-0082], authored by Charles Vaurie and published over a period of more than ten years. It formed the basis for his comprehensive two-volume work Birds of the Palearctic Fauna (1959, 1965).

    Wants: 27 (Novitates 1852, 1957); 29 (Novitates 1854, 1957); 30 (Novitates 1855, 1957); 31 (Novitates 1856, 1957); index 1–33 (1959); index 34–53 (1960?). A footnote to the final number (53) attests to the existence of the indexes: “The present paper is the last in the subseries ‘Systematic Notes on Palearctic Birds.’ Thirty-three numbers (1–33), which deal with the passerine birds only, were published from 1953 to 1958, and an index to the species and subjects discussed was provided in 1959. Numbers 34 to 53, which concern the non-passerines, carry dates from 1959 to 1964, and an index to these numbers will also be provided.”

  5. American Scientist. [ISSN 0003-0996.]
    Holdings: v88– (2000–)

  6. Annual Review of Ecology and Systematics. [ISSN 0066-4162.]
    Holdings: v1–17, 19– (1970–1986, 1988–)

    Wants: v18 (1987).

  7. Archives of Natural History. [ISSN 0260-9541.]
    Holdings: v17– (1990–)

  8. Audubon Magazine. [ISSN 0004-7694. Continues Bird-Lore.]
    Holdings: v43–54 (1941–1952) [scattered; to be verified]

    1. Bird-Lore. [Continued by Audubon Magazine.]
      Holdings: v33–42 (1931–1940)‖ [also v8–31 (1906–1930), scattered numbers]

  9. Audubon Society of New Hampshire. Bulletin.
    Holdings: v17, 18(1–2) (1946–1947)

    Beautifully printed by the Elm Tree Press of Woodstock, Vermont.

  10. Auk. [ISSN 0004-8038. Supersedes Bulletin of the Nuttall Ornithological Club.]
    Holdings: v32(1–3), 33–35, 36(1,4) 37–56, 57(2)–105 (1915–1988); Ten-year Indices 38–47 (1921–1930), 48–57 (1931–1940), 98–107 (1981–1990)

    Wants: 32(4), 33(3), 36(2–3), 57(1); Ten-year Indices 1911–1920, 1941–1950, 1951–1960, 1961–1970, 1971–1980.

    1. Nuttall Ornithological Club. Bulletin. [Superseded by Auk.]
      Holdings: v1, 3(2–4), 4(2–4), 5–7, 8(2–4) (1876–1883)‖

      Wants: v2 (1877); 3(1) (January 1878); 4(1) (January 1879); 8(1) (January 1883).

  11. Biology and Philosophy. [ISSN 0169-3867.]
    Holdings: v6– (1991–)

  12. Bird-Banding. [ISSN 0006-3630. Supersedes Bulletin of the Northeastern Bird-Banding Association; continued by Journal of Field Ornithology.]
    Holdings: v1–50 (1930–1979)‖ Cumulative indexes for v1–6 (1930–1935), 7–11 (1936–1940), 12–21 (1941–1950), 22–31 (1951–1960), 32–41 (1961–1970)

    Index 12–21 is ex William P. Wharton with his stamp. Index 22–31 is ex Lawrence M. Bartlett, its editor, with his stamp and the inscription, “For Bob O’Hara with best | wishes— | Larry Bartlett.”

    Wants: v3(1) (January 1932); 4(2) (April 1933); 9(2) (April 1938); 26(3) (July 1955).

    1. Northeastern Bird-Banding Association. Bulletin. [Superseded by Bird-Banding.]
      Holdings: v1–5 (1925–1929)‖

      Wants: v5(3) (July 1929).

  13. Birding. [ISSN 0161-1836.]
    Holdings: v1, 5–6 (1969, 1973–1974)

    Wants: v2–4, 7–10 (1970–1972, 1975–1978).

  14. Bird Observer of Eastern Massachusetts.
    Holdings: v1–5(4), 6(4) (1973–July/August 1977, July/August 1978)

  15. Cladistics. [ISSN 0748-3007. Supersedes Advances in Cladistics.]
    Holdings: v3, 7–12, 16– (1987, 1991–1996, 2000–)

    1. Advances in Cladistics. [Superseded by Cladistics.]
      Holdings: v1–2 (1981–1982)‖

  16. Clio. [ISSN 0884-2043.]
    Holdings: v21– (1991–)

  17. Condor. [ISSN 0010-5422.]
    Holdings: v59–90 (1957–1988)

  18. Diachronica. [ISSN 0176-4225.]
    Holdings: v1–13 (1984–1996)

  19. Essex County Ornithological Club. Bulletin.
    Holdings: v1–19/20 (1919–1937/1938)‖

  20. Evolution. [ISSN 0014-3820.]
    Holdings: v1– (1947–)

    Wants: v54(2) (April 2000).

  21. Harvard Library Bulletin. [ISSN 0017-8136.]
    Holdings: v1–12 (1990–2001)

  22. Harvard Magazine. [ISSN 0095-2427.]
    Holdings: v102– (September/October 2000–)

  23. History and Theory. [ISSN 0018-2656.]
    Holdings: v30– (1991–)

  24. Isis. [ISSN 0021-1753.]
    Holdings: v91– (2000–)

  25. Journal of Irreproducible Results.
    Holdings: v19–24(3) (1971–1978)

    Ex David J. Klingener. Frequency irregular.

  26. Journal of the History of Ideas. [ISSN 0022-5037.]
    Holdings: v53–62 (1992–2001)

  27. Living Bird. [Superseded by Living Bird Quarterly.]
    Holdings: v1–19 (1962–1980/1981)‖

  28. Maine Audubon Society. Newsletter. [Continues monthly Report of the Portland Society of Natural History.]
    Holdings: August, September/October, November, December 1968.

    Ex Lawrence M. Bartlett and UMass Library.

    1. Portland Society of Natural History. Report. [Continued by Maine Audubon Society Newsletter.]
      Holdings: Nov, Dec 1966, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec 1967, Christmas Counts 1967, Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun 1968.

      Ex Lawrence M. Bartlett and UMass Library.

  29. Maine Field Naturalist. [Continues Bulletin of the Maine Audubon Society.]
    Holdings: v12–15, 16(1,3,4), 17(1/2), 18, 19(1–8), 20(1), 21(3–6), 22(1–8), 23(1), 24, 25(1–2) (1956–1968/1969)

    Ex Lawrence M. Bartlett and UMass Library. Frequency varies; apparently: quarterly v12–17 (1956–1961), monthly v18–20 (1962–1964), bimonthly v21–22 (1965–1966), quarterly again v23–25 (1967–1969).

    1. Maine Audubon Society. Bulletin. [Continued by Maine Field Naturalist.]
      Holdings: 3–8, 9(2,3,4), 10(1,4), 11(1,2), index 3–6 (1947–1955)

      Ex Lawrence M. Bartlett and UMass Library, with note in Bartlett’s hand, “Donated my copy of vol 9 No. 1 to Bent Library also vol. 11 Nos. 3 & 4.” Wrappers missing on v6(3,4).

  30. Man and Nature.
    Holdings: December 1972, 1974 Annual (“Running Water”), 1975 Annual (“Land Use”), 1976 Annual (“The American Years”), 1977 Annual (“Sanctuary”), 1978 Annual (“An Introduction to Massachusetts Mammals”), 1981 Annual (“Quabbin: The Accidental Wilderness”)

    This title is bibliographically complex. It began as a quarterly titled Man and Nature, “Consolidating: Connecticut Conservation, Massachusetts Audubon and Narragansett Naturalist” and “published cooperatively as the quarterly journal of: The Audubon Society of Rhode Island … The Connecticut Conservation Association … [and] The Massachusetts Audubon Society.” In late 1973 a single volume called “Running Water” was prepared for distribution in 1974 and it announced that “Man & Nature, now a yearbook, replaces the quarterly publication which bore the same name. The publication has been prepared by the Conservation Services Center as a co-operative venture serving: The Audubon Society of New Hampshire, The Connecticut Conservation Association, The Massachusetts Audubon Society.” But beginning with the next issue, “Land Use” (1975), the title reverted to being a publication of the Massachusetts Audubon Society alone.

  31. Massachusetts Audubon. [Continues Bulletin of the Massachusetts Audubon Society.]
    Holdings: v43(2,3,4,5) Nov/Dec 1958, Jan/Feb, Mar/Apr, May/Jun 1959; 44(4) Mar/Apr 1960; 45(1,3,4,5) Sep/Oct 1960, Jan/Feb, Mar/Apr, May/Jun 1961; 46(1,3,4) Aut 1961, Spr, Sum 1962; 47(1,2) Aut, Win 1962; 48(1,2,3,4) Aut, Win 1963, Spr, Sum 1964; 49(1,3,4) Aut 1964, Spr, Sum 1965; 50(1,2,3) Aut, Win 1965, Spr 1966; v51(1,3,4), Aut 1966, Spr, Sum 1967; v52(3,4), Spr, Jun 1968; v53(2,3,4), Dec 1968, Mar, Jun 1969; v54(1,2*,3), Sep, Dec 1969, Mar 1970; 55(1,2,3,4), Sep, Dec 1970, Mar [cover missing], Jun 1971; 56(1), Sep 1971. [*v54(2) has cover missing, and title page is mis-numbered as volume “LV” instead of LIV.]

    1. Massachusetts Audubon Society. Bulletin. [Continued by Massachusetts Audubon.]
      Holdings: v36(9), Dec 1952; v37(2,3,4), Feb, Mar, Apr 1953; v38(5,7,9), May, Oct, Dec 1954; v39(1,5,6,8), Jan, May, Jun, Nov 1955; v40(1,2,3,4,8), Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, Nov 1956; v41(2,3,7), Feb, Mar, Oct 1957.

  32. Massachusetts Audubon Society. Newsletter. [Continued by Sanctuary.]
    Holdings: 9(3,6,7,8), 10(1–8,10), 11(1–3,5–10), 12–14, 15(1–4,6–10), 16(1–6,9–10) (1970/1971–1976/1977)

    1. Sanctuary. [Continues Massachusetts Audubon Society Newsletter.]
      Holdings: 22(4,6,7,8,10), 23(1,2) (1982/1983–1983/1984)

  33. Massachusetts State Ornithologist. Annual Report. [Title varies.]
    Holdings: v1–12 (1908–1919)‖ Continued by a “First Annual Report of the Division of Ornithology” (covering 1920), an “Annual Report of the Division of Ornithology for the Year 1921,” and a “Report of the Division of Ornithology, 1922.”

    All authored by Edward Howe Forbush, Massachusetts State Ornithologist, and published by the State Board of Agriculture. Each annual report covers a particular year and has an issue date of the following year (e.g., the “Annual Report of the State Ornithologist for the Year 1910” is dated “January 11, 1911”).

  34. Massachusetts Wildlife. [ISSN 0025-4924.]
    Holdings: v22(5)–24(4) (September/October 1971–July/August 1973)

  35. Museum of Comparative Zoology. Annual Report. [Title varies.]
    Holdings (dated on an academic-year calendar): 1876/1877, 1881/1882, 1885/1886, 1889/1890, 1892/1893–1897/1898, 1899/1900, 1903/1904, 1905/1906, 1909/1910–1911/1912, 1913/1914 (front wrapper missing), 1914/1915, 1916/1917–1920/1921, 1924/1925–1931/1932, 1933/1934, 1936/1937, 1937/1938, 1940/1941, 1942/1943, 1953/1954–1968/1969‖

    Reports for 1885/1886, 1889/1890, 1892/1893, and 1896/1897–1942/1943 are all ex Robert Tracy Jackson with his stamp or signature; 1892/1893 also ex “Dr. Wolff” (probably J. Eliot Wolff, Assistant Professor of Petrography). I have included a copy of Elisabeth Deichmann’s “Memorial to Robert Tracy Jackson” (Proceedings Volume of the Geological Society of America, Annual Report for 1951, pp. 117–120, pl. 11, July 1952) with this set. The Report for 1925/1926 has cover annotation “See p. 5,” whereon the following paragraph by Samuel Henshaw, the Museum’s director

    The Museum is indebted to Dr. R.T. Jackson for his constant interest in the palaeontological collections, which benefit each year from his interest, owing to his intimate knowledge of the Museum’s lacunae, together with a true valuation of fossils of unusual importance.

    is annotated in Jackson’s hand, “about the nicest thing I ever had said of me.” 1893/1894–1895/1896 are bound in one volume, ex Dr. Franz Schütt with the stamps of the Königl. Botanischer Garten Greifswald and the Zoologisches Museum, Preuss. Universität Greifswald.

  36. New England Ancestors. [ISSN 1527-9405. Supersedes NEXUS.]
    Holdings: v1– (2000–)

    1. NEXUS. [ISSN 0747-9891. Superseded by New England Ancestors.]
      Holdings: v16 (1999)‖

  37. New England Historical and Genealogical Register. [ISSN 0028-4785]
    Holdings: v151– (1997–)

  38. New England Zoological Club. Proceedings.
    Holdings: v1–24 (1899–1947)‖

    Complete in unopened parts as issued.

  39. New Hampshire Audubon News. [Title varies.]
    Holdings: 6–7, 8(1–6,8–10), 9–12, 13(1,7,8), 14(2–6,9), 15(1–5,8–9) (1971/1972–1979)

    Ex Lawrence M. Bartlett and UMass Library. Frequency varies: v6–9 have 10 numbers per year (September–August); v10 complete in 4 numbers allowing v11 to begin with January (1976); v11–15 each complete in 9 numbers; v13(1) misdated “Jan. 1977” rather than Jan. 1978. With v12(4), May/June 1977, title changes from New Hampshire Audubon News to New Hampshire Audubon.

  40. New Hampshire Audubon Quarterly. [Continues New Hampshire Bird News.]
    Holdings: v14(1), 23(2), 24(2–4), 25–29 (1961, 1970–1976)

    Ex Lawrence M. Bartlett and UMass Library.

    1. New Hampshire Bird News. [Continued by New Hampshire Audubon Quarterly.]
      Holdings: v5(4), 7–13 (1952, 1954–1960)‖

      Ex Lawrence M. Bartlett and UMass Library.

  41. Records of Walks and Talks With Nature Conducted by C.J. Maynard.
    Holdings: v1–5, 7–12 (1908–1913, 1914–1921)‖

    Holdings include second copy of v12 and second partial copy of v4 in parts as issued; v1, 11, 12 signed by Maynard. On the complicated history of Maynard’s publications see Batchelder’s comprehensive bibliography.

    Wants: v6 (1913–1914).

  42. Rhode Island Audubon Report.
    Holdings: v1(9–10), 2(2–3,5–10), 3, 4(1–5,7–9), 5(1,3–10), 8(4,12), 9, 10(1–6,8–10), 11(1) (1966/1967–1970/1971, 1973/1974–1976/1977)

    Frequency varies: 10/yr (v1–5), 12/yr (v8), 11/yr (v9) 10/yr (v10)

  43. SAR Magazine. [ISSN 0161-0511.]
    Holdings: v94– (1999–)

  44. Science. [ISSN 0036-8075.]
    Holdings: v289– (July 2000–)

  45. Systematic Biology. [Continues Systematic Zoology.]
    Holdings: v41–50 (1992–2001)

    1. Systematic Zoology. [Continued by Systematic Biology.]
      Holdings: v28, 29(1), 30–38, 40 (1979–1991)‖

      Wants: v29(2–4) (June–December 1980), 39 (1990).

  46. Wheldon & Wesley’s Catalogue. Books on Natural History.
    Holdings: no. 141, 143–144, 147, 154–155, 158–167, 169–171, 173–174, 176–186, 190–216, 224–225, “Varia 10/02” (1977–2002)‖

    Catalogs of the venerable natural history book dealer, established in 1840 and sadly gone out of business in 2004 after 164 years. It was from the Wheldon & Wesley catalogs that I learned one of the greatest condition-definitions in all of bibliography: “a working copy” is a volume that is “useful for information but not a pleasure to possess.”

  47. Wilson Bulletin. [ISSN 0043-5643.]
    Holdings: v66–100 (1954–1988)

  48. Zoological Record: Aves.
    Holdings: v85–108 (1948–1971)

    Ex Lawrence M. Bartlett.


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