Great NebraskaNaturalists and Scientists
NOU, Ernest G. Buttick, Letter, 1904, Dec. 21
Dec. 21 St. 1904
Prof. Lawrence Bruner University of Nebraska. Lincoln, Neb.
Dear Sir:- Your favor of the 17th is at hand and I thank you for your courtesy in supplying the information I requested as to when your “Preliminary Review of the Birds of Nebraska” was published, price &c. Just at this moment I will not order a copy myself, in the face of many regular demands, for publications & periodicals to be met just now, and certain special ones due to sickness in my home. I would state that for some time I have been deeply interested in the subject of the literature of local botany
and local bird-lists covering the United States, and where I have been able, by gift, & by purchase when I felt I could, I have tried to collect such literature. In some cases, such local floras or local (or regional) bird-lists are issued by state experiment stations or by colleges as biological papers &c and a copy can be obtained free upon request. This has led me to be sometimes a little cautious a making a request of this character and sometimes I half [illegible] as if asking for a publication, when I learn later that it is sold only. I regret this has happened in the case of your publication. I will make a note, on my “bibliography” cards of the price of your list, & may at some future date be glad to order a copy. Yours R Ernest G. Buttnok.