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[[File:J.S. looking for Turkey Buzzard eggs.jpg|thumbnail|right|<center>Looking for Turkey Buzzard eggs in the Santa Susana Pass near Chatsworth. Look closely ~ Sparhawk is half way up the rock face on the right.</center>]]
 
[[File:J.S. looking for Turkey Buzzard eggs.jpg|thumbnail|right|<center>Looking for Turkey Buzzard eggs in the Santa Susana Pass near Chatsworth. Look closely ~ Sparhawk is half way up the rock face on the right.</center>]]
 
<span style="color:#006400">'''APPLETON, John Sparhawk'''</span> (1867-1959) [SS#554-52-6016] was an oologist who collected eggs on four California Channel Islands:  
 
<span style="color:#006400">'''APPLETON, John Sparhawk'''</span> (1867-1959) [SS#554-52-6016] was an oologist who collected eggs on four California Channel Islands:  
* Anacapa Island (1910)
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* San Miguel Island (1906, 1910)
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Appleton collected on:
* Santa Cruz Island (1906)
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* [[#ANACAPA ISLAND|ANACAPA ISLAND]] (1910)
* Santa Rosa Island (1910)
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* [[#SAN MIGUEL ISLAND|SAN MIGUEL ISLAND]] (1906, 1910)
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* [[#SANTA CRUZ ISLAND|SANTA CRUZ ISLAND]] (1906)
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* [[#SANTA ROSA ISLAND|SANTA ROSA ISLAND]] (1910)
  
  
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Revision as of 08:58, 14 June 2019

J.S. & Laura Appleton
Looking for Turkey Buzzard eggs in the Santa Susana Pass near Chatsworth. Look closely ~ Sparhawk is half way up the rock face on the right.

APPLETON, John Sparhawk (1867-1959) [SS#554-52-6016] was an oologist who collected eggs on four California Channel Islands:

Appleton collected on:


Eggs sets collected by Appleton are housed in at least seven institutions:

  • Delaware Museum of Natural History [DMNH], Wilmington, DE
  • Field Museum of Natural History [FMNH], CHicago, IL
  • Humboldt State University [HSU], Arcata, CA
  • Ohio State University Museum [OSUM], Columbus, OH
  • Texas A&M University Biodiversity Research and Teaching Collections [TCWC], Austin, TX
  • Western Foundation of Vertebrate Zoology [WFVZ], Camarillo, CA
  • James R. Slater Museum of Natural History [PSM], Tacoma, WA
  • Florida Museum of Natural History [UF], Gainesville, FL

BMNH



» Appleton, Bill, Pat Havens and Richard Street The Photographs of John Sparhawk Appleton: Simi Valley’s Pioneer Photographer in Ventura County Historical Society 51:2, 2008.




In the News~

June 6, 1906: “Prince Island. California Murre. Eggs laid on bare rock just above breakers. Lots of broken eggs where they were laid too near water and got broke by waves. Two or three colonies of from 5 to 50 pair each nesting on island. All the eggs collected were fresh. Tufted puffin. Eggs laid in burrows on top of island. Burrows 2 to 3 feet long.” [J. S. Appleton. Unpublished field notes, Western Foundation of Vertebrate Zoology].


June 8, 1906 [SBMP]: “The power yacht Vishnu, Captain Merry, came into port yesterday noon having as passengers Professor Appleton of Chicago, and his two assistants, Homer C. Burt and H. S. Hedrick. These members are members of the Audubon Society and are enthusiastic ornithologists. On Prince Island, near San Miguel Island, they found a vast and prolific field for scientific investigation. The island was literally covered by hundreds of thousands of water fowl of many varieties, some of them very rare, and their eggs are very valuable to collectors. The weather at San Miguel Island was very fine, and contributed largely to the enjoyment of the party.”


June 10, 1910 [SBWP]: “Islands scoured by scientific men. The little power launch Niedra, Captain Ed Hall, home port San Pedro, came in late yesterday afternoon from San Miguel Island for gasoline and water, and also to meet Captain Hall's wife and other members of his family who are expected to join him here for his return trip to San Pedro by way of San Nicolas. Incidentally, Captain Hall referred to a smashed foot which injury he received while attempting to make a landing, during a squall, on San Miguel. The Niedra is on a scientific expedition. At least, she is the transportation for two scientific expeditions which are engaged in the compilation of notes of the channel Islands and in the collection of curios and specimens. At San Miguel Island, the Niedra left Messrs. Willets [Willett] of Los Angeles and Appleton of Simi, Ventura county, and others, a party of taxidermists and bird men, who will probably spend two or three weeks on the island, with headquarters at Kiler's (Cuyler's). At San Nicolas, he will stop for Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Linton and party, who have been tenb weeks on the dreary isle in the interests of a new institution in Los Angeles, gathering curios.”


June 25, 1910 [LAH]: “San Pedro, June 24. Fears for the safety of V. W. Owen, George Willett, O. W. Howard, Anthony Jay and J. S. Appleton were relieved this afternoon when the launch Niedra arrived today from Santa Rosa Island where the party was detained for more than a week, Captain E. Hall being unable to land because of a strong northwester and heavy seas. The party left Los Angeles June 4, intending to pass ten days on the island gathering Indian relics and bird specimens for the Natural History and Ornithological Club of Los Angeles. It was their intention to leave the island June 15. After the work had been completed the party waited day after day for the storm to abate. Harry Lelande, N. N. Love and A. P. Howard were members of the original party, but left the island before the storm was at its height and reached home safely. The other members of the party secured provisions from the power schooner Santa Rosa Island and from the only ranch house on the island.”



Island Collections~
ANACAPA ISLAND
ISLAND COLLECTOR INSTITUTION DATE NUMBER SPECIMEN
Anacapa Island J. S. Appleton HSU June 5, 1906 HSU-2852 Pelecanus occidentalis Eggs
Anacapa Island J. S. Appleton WFVZ June 5, 1906 WFVZ-63453 Pelecanus occidentalis Eggs


SAN MIGUEL ISLAND
ISLAND COLLECTOR INSTITUTION DATE NUMBER SPECIMEN
San Miguel Island J. S. Appleton OSUM June 6, 1906 OSUM-1578 Phalacrocorax auritus albociliatus Eggs
San Miguel Island J. S. Appleton PSM June 6, 1906 PSM-11721 Phalacrocorax penicillatus Eggs
San Miguel Island (Prince Island) J. S. Appleton TCWC June 6, 1906 TCWC-22060 Fratercula cirrhata Birds
San Miguel Island (Prince Island) J. S. Appleton UF June 6, 1906 UF-51814 Larus occidentalis occidentalis Eggs
San Miguel Island (Prince Island) J. S. Appleton UF June 6, 1906 UF-58477 Fratercula cirrhata Eggs
San Miguel Island (Prince Island) J. S. Appleton UF June 6, 1906 UF-58478 Fratercula cirrhata Eggs
San Miguel Island (Prince Island) J. S. Appleton UF June 6, 1906 UF-58479 Fratercula cirrhata Eggs
San Miguel Island (Prince Island) J. S. Appleton WFVZ June 6, 1906 WFVZ-21329 Larus occidentalis Eggs
San Miguel Island J. S. Appleton WFVZ June 6, 1906 WFVZ-21669 Phalacrocorax pelagicus Eggs
San Miguel Island (Prince Island) J. S. Appleton WFVZ June 6, 1906 WFVZ-21670 Phalacrocorax penicillatus Eggs
San Miguel Island (Prince Island) J. S. Appleton WFVZ June 6, 1906 WFVZ-21671 Phalacrocorax penicillatus Eggs
San Miguel Island (Prince Island) J. S. Appleton WFVZ June 6, 1906 WFVZ-21727 Phalacrocorax penicillatus Eggs
San Miguel Island (Prince Island) J. S. Appleton WFVZ June 6, 1906 WFVZ-32104 Ptychoramphus aleuticus Eggs
San Miguel Island (Prince Island) J. S. Appleton WFVZ June 6, 1906 WFVZ-46445 Lunda cirrhata Eggs
San Miguel Island (Prince Island) J. S. Appleton WFVZ June 6, 1906 WFVZ-51053 Phalacrocorax penicillatus Eggs
San Miguel Island (Prince Island) J. S. Appleton WFVZ June 6, 1906 WFVZ-63445 Phalacrocorax auritus Eggs
San Miguel Island (Prince Island) J. S. Appleton WFVZ June 6, 1906 WFVZ-63450 Phalacrocorax penicillatus Eggs
San Miguel Island (Prince Island) J. S. Appleton WFVZ June 6, 1906 WFVZ-63452 Phalacrocorax pelagicus Eggs
San Miguel Island (Prince Island) J. S. Appleton WFVZ June 6, 1906 WFVZ-63502 Larus occidentalis Eggs
San Miguel Island (Prince Island) J. S. Appleton WFVZ June 6, 1906 WFVZ-76218 Uria aalge Eggs
San Miguel Island (Prince Island) J. S. Appleton WFVZ June 6, 1906 WFVZ-76219 Uria aalge Eggs
San Miguel Island (Prince Island) J. S. Appleton WFVZ June 6, 1906 WFVZ-76220 Uria aalge Eggs
San Miguel Island (Prince Island) J. S. Appleton WFVZ June 6, 1906 WFVZ-76221 Uria aalge Eggs
San Miguel Island (Prince Island) J. S. Appleton WFVZ June 6, 1906 WFVZ-76222 Uria aalge Eggs
San Miguel Island (Prince Island) J. S. Appleton WFVZ June 6, 1906 WFVZ-76223 Uria aalge Eggs
San Miguel Island (Prince Island) J. S. Appleton WFVZ June 6, 1906 WFVZ-76224 Uria aalge Eggs
San Miguel Island (Prince Island) J. S. Appleton WFVZ June 6, 1906 WFVZ-81207 Phalacrocorax auritus Eggs
~ trip ~
San Miguel Island (Prince Island) J. S. Appleton WFVZ June 15, 1910 WFVZ-32113 Uria aalge Eggs
San Miguel Island (Prince Island) J. S. Appleton WFVZ June 15, 1910 WFVZ-32114 Uria aalge Eggs
San Miguel Island J. S. Appleton WFVZ June 15, 1910 WFVZ-76184 Ptychoramphus aleuticus Eggs
San Miguel Island J. S. Appleton WFVZ June 15, 1910 WFVZ-76185 Ptychoramphus aleuticus Eggs
San Miguel Island (Prince Island) J. S. Appleton WFVZ June 15, 1910 WFVZ-76217 Uria aalge Eggs
San Miguel Island (Prince Island) J. S. Appleton WFVZ June 15, 1910 WFVZ-112761 Haematopus bachmani Eggs


SANTA CRUZ ISLAND
ISLAND COLLECTOR INSTITUTION DATE NUMBER SPECIMEN
Santa Cruz Island J. S. Appleton WFVZ June 7, 1906 WFVZ-69575 Aphelocoma coerulescens Eggs


SANTA ROSA ISLAND

Santa Rosa Island

1910