Great NebraskaNaturalists and Scientists
1911, June 18
June 18, 1911
Rev. A.FNewell Franklin, Nebr.,
My Dear Sir:- I have yours of the 30th of May and had supposed that it was answered before this time but it seems to have been lost in the shuffle on my desk. I shall take pleasure in looking up these boys who are interested in birds and bugs because I wish to have additional students from time to time and I am intending to write a letter to Mr. Charles M. Chalfon today in which I shall ask him to tell me what he has in the way of books and other helps. Yours very truly,
1911, June 20
Franklin, Neb. June 20, 1911.
Prof. Bruner. Lincoln, Neb.
Dear Sir:- I recived your kind yeasterday. I have always liked birds, but have been trying for two and half years to find out names of the bird. When we found a bird with abroken wing, we thought it was a Forster Tern, we kept it in a screened porch. It would eat from our hands. One day I counted what it ate. 72 cutworns, 9 angle worms, 5 grasshoppers, and the others gave enough insects to make a 120 and it caught some flys itself. When its, got well it flew away. I have Bird Life by Frank Chapman Birds of the West, by Charles E. Holmes and Birds of Nebraska. And can get Bird Neighbors and Birds that hunt and are hunted by Nelly Blanchan from a freind. I think I know 83 birds, but there’s a great many here that I do not know.
Professor Bruner Dear Sir: – Both Mr. Chalfon and myself are very grateful for your offer to direct Charlie’s studies. He will be thirteen in Sept. and is in 7th grade at school. His ambition for the last year has been to “some day” be a member of the “State Bird Society.” very truly, Mrs. C. E. Chalfon