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On the plains, and among the peaks: or, how Mrs. Maxwell made her natural history collection




Dartt, Mary, author
McCown, Julie, editor
University Press of Colorado, publisher

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American naturalist and taxidermist Martha Maxwell famous in the 1870s for her skill and expertise collecting and preserving specimens of Colorado's wildlife but is virtually unknown. Written in 1879 by Maxwell's half-sister Mary Dartt, provides a case of how women practiced natural history and taxidermy, as exploration and settlement of Colorado.--Provided by publisher.


Includes index.

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Access is limited to the Adams State University, Colorado State University, Colorado State University Pueblo, Community College of Denver, Fort Lewis College, Metropolitan State University of Denver, Regis University, University of Alaska Fairbanks, University of Colorado Boulder, University of Colorado Colorado Springs, University of Colorado Denver, University of Denver, University of Northern Colorado, University of Wyoming, Utah State University and Western Colorado University communities only.


Maxwell, Martha, 1831-1881
Taxidermists -- Colorado -- Biography
Taxidermy -- Colorado -- 19th century
Natural history -- Catalogs and collections -- Colorado
Women naturalists -- Colorado -- Biography


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