Great Nebraska

Naturalists and Scientists

NOU, Lawrence Bruner, Letter, 1905, Dec. 25

Lincoln, Nebr., Dec. 23, 1905.

Prof. R. A. Cooley
Bozeman, Mont.

My Dear Cooley:-
Two years ago today we had the pleasure of your company for Christmas dinner. Only wish the same could be repeated today.
Am glad to hear that you are beginning to push the bird side of nature study. There several good magazines published in this country on Ornithology but the one best suited to general reading and at the same time sufficiently scientific, would be the little magazine called Bird Lore, published by Macmillan Co., Harrisburg, Pa. There is another very good magazine published by Chas Read, Worchester, Mass., entitled American Ornithology, or Bird Magazine. This is a little more popular than the former, but is also sufficiently scientific to be correct and is a little more profusely illustrated. Each of these are one dollar a year. The former comes in six parts and the latter in twelve numbers per year. Back numbers of both can be obtained. For a library and for more complex subjects of Ornithology, the Auk is more desirable. It comes in connection with a membership fee of the American Ornithologists’ Union, or subscription, $3 per year.
Yours very truly,