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A Love Affair with BirdsThe Life of Thomas Sadler Roberts$
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Sue Leaf

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780816675647

Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: August 2015

DOI: 10.5749/minnesota/9780816675647.001.0001

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A Florida Interlude

A Florida Interlude

Chapter:
(p.133) Chapter 10 A Florida Interlude
Source:
A Love Affair with Birds
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Sue Leaf

Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816675647.003.0010

This chapter provides an account of a trip to Florida made by Thomas Sandler Roberts in 1914. Roberts was on medical duty during the trip guarding his patient James Stroud Bell, the chief executive of Washburn-Crosby Company. Bell was in ill health and decided to go to Florida for recuperation, but he was reluctant to go without his personal physician, Roberts, who took advantage of the three-month trip to enjoy the avifauna of the Everglades. The chapter also describes how the period after the trip proved to be a good time to make a leap to full-time ornithology. Roberts would eventually take the giant step to leave his medical career behind when Bell succumbed to illness in May of next year. In August of 1915, Roberts had already secured a new work address in Millard Hall at the University of Minnesota, where he would start his new career.

Keywords:   Florida, Thomas Sandler Roberts, James Stroud Bell, Washburn-Crosby Company, avifauna, ornithology, Everglades, Millard Hall, University of Minnesota

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