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    • Letter to Mr and Mrs John Heller, March 23, 1911-1

    • Stratton-Porter, Gene, 1863-1924 -Correspondence
    • The letter begins unusually formal in tone as Gene supplies biographical information about herself and the status of her last book. She then expresses condolences to Alice on the death of her father. (Alice was a second cousin to husband Charles...
    • Letter to Mrs Alice Heller, March 18, 1917

    • Stratton-Porter, Gene, 1863-1924 - Correspondence
    • Apparently friend Alice Heller had not received a promised volume from Gene. Gene recounts having surgery for impacted teeth; a trip to California for rest; a house party in Rome City for Christmas; six weeks in New York; and now being deep into...
    • Letter to Mr. John Heller, 1910-10-20

    • Stratton-Porter, Gene, 1863-1924 -Correspondence
    • This is an item of personal correspondence between Gene Stratton-Porter and the Heller's. Mr Heller was partner then owner of the Decatur Democrat newspaper and a shirt-tail relative of Charles Porter. This letter of thanks was in response to a...
    • Letter to Mr and Mrs John Heller, January 20, 1911

    • Stratton-Porter, Gene, 1863-1924 -Correspondence
    • Gene writes to her friends telling of her Christmas holiday in Buffalo. With almost childish delight she lists the things Santa Claus had brought her. Gene concludes with the visit of her publisher, Frank Doubleday and his wife in Geneva before...
    • Postcard to Mr John Heller, August 3, 1912

    • Stratton-Porter, Gene, 1863-1924 - Correspondence
    • Gene received a lot of criticism for her writing. She would answer those who disagreed with her by letter, with some of those being published. She did not appear to make it public. When it came to her husband, his business dealings and those of...
    • Bittern

    • Stratton-Porter, Gene, 1863-1924 - Photography
    • This picture of a bittern standing in a marsh is the same bird pictured in "Birds of the Bible" on page 333.
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    • Stratton-Porter, Gene, 1863-1924 - Photography
    • This photograph of a lone grosbeak sitting on a branch appeared in the July 1, 1901 issue of Outing magazine. There it has the caption of "Young Grosbeak - One of Six." The caption written in red ink below the photograph though illegible is not...
    • Turtle dove's nest

    • Stratton-Porter, Gene, 1863-1924 - Photography
    • This photograph appeared in the September 1901 edition of Outing magazine. This photograph, along with three others were not ready for the July edition, so were supplied here on pages 656-7. in July, Gene wrote of the turtle dove, " The nest is...
    • Nest of the vesper sparrow

    • Stratton-Porter, Gene, 1863-1924 - Photography
    • This photograph is labeled Nest of Vesper Sparrow. Appearing in the July issue of "Outing magazine" on page 440, it bears the caption, Ground Sparrow's nest. Of those birds building on the ground, Gene says,"The architecture of about one-half the...
    • Jeannette's treasures

    • Stratton-Porter, Gene, 1863-1924 - Photography; Porter, Jeannette, 1887-1977; Clothing and Dress, 1880-1940;
    • Apparently Gene saw to it that Jeannette had some of the childhood experiences that she herself had. This included spending hours outdoors, having animal pets including a bantam rooster and even dressing them in clothes. Gene's rooster was named...
    • Nest of a cat-bird

    • Stratton-Porter, Gene, 1863-1924 - Photography
    • Several different photographs and paintings of cat bird's nest can be found in Gene's collection. While alike, they vary in their locations. Bob Burdette Black, to whom she dedicated "What I have done with birds," said, after locating about forty...
    • Should owl'd acquaintance be forgot

    • Stratton-Porter, Gene, 1863-1924 - Photography
    • A portion of this photograph appears on page 61 of "What I have done with birds." In that chapter Gene recounts how she was able to obtain her pictures of the owl. Owls were a great favorite of Gene.
    • Bee bird's nest

    • Stratton-Porter, Gene, 1863-1924 - Photography
    • We do not know if "Bee" birds refer to the phoebe or not. Ken Brunswick has told us that phoebe's do nest in the Limberlost area.
    • An Easter Table

    • Stratton-Porter, Gene, 1863-1924 - Photography; Limberlost Cabin - Geneva - Adams County (Ind.)
    • An Easter table reveals those things we expect with children and Easter - colored eggs, chicks, rabbits and Easter baskets. This photograph also reveals one of Gene's corner cupboards full of dishes - including a tea service. The table and rug on...

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