PEYTON, Lawrence Gorham

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PEYTON, Lawrence Gorham (1890-1985), Fillmore-born farmer who often went birding with his younger brother, Sidney. Peyton collected at least seven bald eagle egg sets on Santa Cruz and Anacapa islands:

Left: Sidney Burns Peyton, Right: Lawrence Gorham Peyton
  • March 2, 1917 Anacapa [WFVZ 33980]
  • March 3, 1917 Santa Cruz Island [WFVZ 81997]
  • March 4, 1918 Anacapa [MNH 13149]
  • March 9, 1919 Anacapa [SMNH 13148]
  • March 7, 1920 Anacapa [SMNH 13150]
  • March 7, 1920 Santa Cruz Island [WFVZ 17468]
  • March 11, 1920 Santa Cruz Island [DMNH 16218]

He published four articles in Condor between 1909-1918. Peyton died at age 95 in Santa Barbara, California on August 8, 1985. Peyton correspondence (1909-1929) is in the files of the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology, Berkeley.


Island Collections~

San Miguel Island

6/2/1928 ROM eggs


Santa Cruz Island

5/19/1929 ROM birds


Anacapa

3/4/1918 PSM birds

3/9/1919 PSM birds

3/7/1920 PSM birds

3/7/1920 OMNH birds

6/2/1928 ROM birds