Correspondence discussing concerns regarding Assembly Bill No. 191, which would remove federal protection for meadowlarks. Correspondence also focuses on Oregon legislation, supported by Governor Oswald West, which would replace the position of State Game Warden with a Fish and Game Commission and permit the establishment of game reserves on private property.
Correspondence discussing possible lectures in the eastern United States, inclusion of William Finley’s article, “The Intelligence of Birds”, in Everybody’s Magazine, and a report created by Finley on the conditions of bird reservations in Arizona and New Mexico. Correspondence also discusses charges brought against Claude Hibbard, Game Warden of the Malheur Lake Reservation.
Correspondence discussing the inclusion of William Finley’s article in Technical World Magazine and requests from Theodore S. Palmer, Bureau of Biological Survey, for Finley to visit and write a report on the conditions of bird reservations in Arizona and New Mexico, including the Salt River, Rio Grande, and Carlsbad Reservations. Additional topics include a request for a lecture for the Albany Chantauqua Association and the establishment of the Mary Dutcher Memorial fund to support the work of William Dutcher, President of the National Association of Audubon Societies.
Correspondence discussing William Finley’s efforts to gather support as a candidate for the position of Oregon State Game Warden. Additional topics include concerns about California legislation regarding the protection of birds, and Finley’s interest in an Oregon law permitting the establishment of game reserves on private property.
Correspondence discussing William Finley’s lectures for farmers' institutes in California and the creation of a demonstration train exhibit. Correspondence also focuses on the illegal sale of bird plumes for hair decorations and an effort to gather support for L. Alva Lewis as the next Oregon State Game Warden. Additional topics include the increase of grebe nesting and game birds on the Lower Klamath Lake, a proposal to create bird reserves from lands owned by the University of California, and concerns about farmers’ complaints regarding the effects of birds on crops.
Correspondence discussing William Finley’s lectures for farmers' institutes in California, promoting the agricultural value of birds. Additional topics include a proposal for the federal protection of migratory birds and efforts to remove protection for meadowlarks in California.
Correspondence discussing the demonstration train exhibit in California and position of Oregon State Game Warden. Additional topics include William Finley’s efforts to secure funding for the National Association of Audubon Societies and inclusion of Finley’s photographs in William Leon Dawson’s book, Birds of California.
Correspondence discussing lecture plans and the inclusion of William Finley’s articles in Technical World Magazine and Everybody’s Magazine. Additional topics include the possible replacement of Claude Hibbard as Game Warden for the Malheur Lake Reservation and notes from Hibbard on the increase of wading bird populations at the Malheur Reserve.
Correspondence discussing the vacant positions of Deputy Game Warden and game wardens for the Malheur Lake Reservation and territory around Burns, Oregon. Additional topics include William Finley’s work as part of the State Board of Fish and Game Commissioners, and the inclusion of bird study in Oregon school curriculum.