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Bird Records

Series consists of detailed observations and daily journal records of birds and their nesting patterns in Hamilton, Ontario. The data was predominantly collected and recorded by Hamilton ornithologists Thomas McIlwraith (1824-1903), and George W....

Administrative Records

Series consists of records pertaining to the history of the Hamilton Naturalists’ Club and its daily operations. This series includes a copy of the Club Constitution and by-laws, meeting minutes, financial statements such as receipts, revenue and...

Scrapbooks

Series consists of 4 scrapbooks. The two earlier scrapbooks contain information from when the Club was called the Hamilton Bird Protection Society and include newspaper articles, correspondence, photographs, meeting announcements, and programs f...

Hamilton Naturalists' Club

  • Fonds
  • 1919-2012

Fonds consists of predominantly textual materials pertaining to the organization’s conservation projects, programming, public education, promotional materials and publications. The fonds contains eleven series and one subseries including, adminis...

Hamilton Naturalists' Club

Junior Audubon Club

Subserie consists of records of the Junior Audubon Club, which was a club for children interested in nature and wildlife preservation. The material includes a record book consisting of the lists of schools and teachers involved in the Club, meeti...

Correspondence

Series consists of letters written by Hamilton Naturalists’ Club members to specific organizations and individuals, raising concerns over issues such as environmental conservation, the welfare and protection of wildlife, and the hunting, trafficki...

Bequests, Endowments and Funds

Series consists of material related to raising funds for the Club, such as donation and legacy brochures, as well as documentation regarding the Townsend Bequest, and draft policy statements governing future bequests, endowments and funds. This s...

Publicity and Publications

Series consists of the Club's promotional materials such as pamphlets, program guides, flyers, and information guides, as well as radio and news media releases. There are also newspaper clippings written mostly by former Club members George ...

Environmental Conservation Projects

Series consists of documentation and reports on several environmental conservation projects initiated by the Hamilton Naturalists’ Club out of concern for the protection of the environment and the local community. Projects include but are not lim...

Property Records

Series consists of records pertaining to the purchase of land by the Hamilton Naturalists’ Club for the use as a nature and wildlife sanctuary. The land became known as the Short Hills Wilderness Area. Records in this series also document the le...

Programs and Events

Series consists of programs and events hosted by the Hamilton Naturalists’ Club and Junior Audubon Club. Programs include bald eagle hacking to stimulate eagle nesting and population recovery, as well as bird study groups and regular nature walks...

In a Bruce Peninsula Bog near Tobermory

Material consists of one coloured photograph entitled, "In a Bruce Peninsula Bog near Tobermory," featuring Club members Charlie Zimmerman, Craig Zimmerman, Maron Shivas, Bert MacLaren and Betty LeWarne. Photograph taken by Club member ...

"Little Friend"

Material consists of one coloured photograph entitled, “Little Friend,” Chipmunk, Hilton Falls, Ontario. Photograph taken by Club member Barry Cherriere, September 26, 1977.

"Columbine"

Material consists of one coloured photograph entitled, “Columbine” – Hill Falls, Ontario. Photograph taken by Club member Barry Cherriere, Fall 1977.

Cecropia Moth

Material consists of one coloured photograph of a Cecropia Moth, taken by Club member Barry Cherriere, June 30, 1979.

In a Wainfleet bog in the spring

The material consists of one coloured photograph entitled, "In a Wainfleet bog in the spring", featuring a bird watching group lead by Club member George Meyers. Photograph taken by Club member Hazel Broker, May 10, 1980.

Spring in Twiss Woods

Material consists of one coloured photograph entitled, "Spring in Twiss Woods," featuring Club members Art Runnells and Ron Hepworth. Photograph taken by Club member Phyllis Morrow, May 1981.

Awards and Recognition

Series consists of correspondence and a certificate congratulating the Hamilton Naturalists’ Club on receiving the Corporate Partner of the Year Award, Tourism Award of Excellence from the City of Hamilton (June 18, 2001) for their publication Nat...