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The Charles J. Pennock Collection

 Collection — other: Boxes 1-17
Identifier: 007
The collection contains publications, essays, notes and miscellaneous papers on the subject of birds. The items were written, and/or collected by Charles J. Pennock.


  • 1873-1934


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Open for research

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants,as stipulated by United States copyright law. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state rights to privacy laws and regulations. Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which West Chester University assumes no responsibility.


4.40 Linear Feet

17.00 Boxes

Biographical or Historical Information

Charles J. Pennock was born November 18, 1857 in Kennet Square, PA to Samual and Deborah Pennock. He had an early interest in birds and their eggs and became a well-known ornithologist. He eventually served as Ornithologist of the Delaware Board of Agriculture, became a member of The Associate of the American Ornithologists' Union, and was an active member of the Delaware Valley Club. He served as President of the club from 1901-1903. His publications included notes, short papers and bird lists, and he also collected many books and pamphlets on American ornithology. He was married twice, and had four children. He died in 1935. *Biographical information was gathered by Emily Bergen from Witmer Stone's writing on Charles J. Pennock in the Proceedings of the Delaware Valley Ornithological Club.Note written by Stone, Witmer

Processing Information

Collection processed and inventoried April 2010 by Jamie Kohler.
Charles J. Pennock Collection
Emily Bergen
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  • finding aid revision date not supplied: Finding Aid created from inventory list by Emily Bergen.

Repository Details

Part of the West Chester University Archives Repository