This page from an 1823 notebook kept by John Patten Emmet features detailed drawings of two types of vultures. In 1825 Emmet became the chair of the School of Natural History at the University of Virginia, a position that embraced the disciplines of botany, chemistry, geology, mineralogy, and zoology.
Citation: John P. Emmet Notebooks, 1825–1841. Accession #12713-a. Special Collections, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va.