Leon Fradley Whitney papers
Scope and Contents
Pigeon City, a 1932 Junior Literary Guild Selection, describes how three boys breed, train, and race homing pigeons. That Useless Hound, written in sixty hours while the author recuperated from a double hernia operation, chronicles the experiences of a young boy training a bloodhound to track missing persons.
- 1931, 1950
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0.5 Linear Feet (1 box)
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LEON FRADLEY WHITNEY, 1894-1973
He was the author of many works on animals, including The Basis of Breeding (1928), How to Breed Dogs (1937), All About Guppies (1952), and Keep Your Pigeons Flying (1960). He was a proponent of eugenics and published scientific papers on human genetics, population problems, and the genetic characteristics and mental aptitudes of dogs. He also wrote at least three juvenile books on pets, the manuscripts for two of which are found in the collection.
Whitney married Katharine Carroll Sackett in 1916 and was the father of two children. He died in 1973.
- Guide to the Leon Fradley Whitney Papers
- Under Revision
- by Heather L. Holeman
- September 1986
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- Beinecke Manuscript Unit Archival Processing Manual
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English.
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