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.
Letter from Henry H. Kimball, Secretary for the Massachusetts Fish and Game Protective Association, requesting a copy of William Finley’s lecture presented for the National Conservation Congress in Seattle, Washington, August 26-28, 1909.
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 concerns regarding trappers disturbing nesting sites on the Malheur Lake Reservation. Additional topics include the purchase of William Finley’s photographs for the Baldwin Sheep and Land Co. catalogue and inclusion of Finley’s article, “The Cruise of Two Camera Hunters” in the June volume of The Pacific Monthly.
Correspondence discussing William Finley's plans to create a demonstration train exhibit and lecture to farmers' institutes in California regarding the economic value of birds. Additional topics include Finley’s plans to publish a book about condors, the inclusion of a biographical sketch of Finley in Bird Lore, and possible appointment of Grover N. Jameson as the new Game Warden of the Malheur Lake Reservation.
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.