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Bee, Robert G. (Robert George), 1882-1967



  • Existence: 1882 - 1967

Biographical History

Robert G. Bee (1882-1967) was a naturalist from Provo, Utah, specializing in the study of bird eggs and nests.

Robert G. Bee was born on February 14, 1882 to Robert and Lavina Clive Bee in Provo, Utah. Early on in life he developed an interest in collecting bird eggs, nests, and mounted specimens, an interest that led to a lifelong passion. Though he spent most of his life working odd jobs, he spent his free time studying and collecting. In 1935 he took a job with the National Parks Service at Farmington Bay Refuge as a wildlife technician and spent five years doing field work and assisting in artificial refuge construction. Many of Bee's collections were placed in a number of institutions including Brigham Young University, the Peabody museum, and the Smithsonian. He died on September 9, 1967.

Western North American Naturalist, vol.3 no.3-4 (1942): p. 88 (b. Feb. 14, 1882 to Robert and Lavina Clive Bee in Provo, UT; interest in bird eggs, nests, specimens) p. 89 (held odd jobs; 1935 work with NPS at Farmington Bay Refuge; collections placed at BYU, Peabody, and Smithsonian), accessed Jan. 29, 2013: Utah County, Utah Cemetery Index (d. Sep. 9, 1967)

Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:

M.L. Bean Museum correspondence and memorandums, 1971-1983

 Series — Box 1: Series 1 [Barcode: 31197230185099]
Identifier: UA 1132 Series 1
Scope and Contents

Contains correspondence and campus memorandums relating to the M.L. Bean Museum from 1971 to 1983.

Dates: 1971-1983

M.L. Bean Museum general office files, approximately 1924-1983

 Series — Box 2: Series 2; Series 3 [Barcode: 31197230185214], Folder: 1-12
Identifier: UA 1132 Series 2
Scope and Contents

Containst he general office files of the M.L. Bean Museum, including financial records, floor plans, meeting minutes, and other materials relating to the opporation of the M.L. Bean Museum.

Dates: approximately 1924-1983

M.L. Bean Museum records

Identifier: UA 1132
Scope and Contents

Contains office records from the Monte L. Bean Museum including files relating to the dedication, accounting records, annual progress reports, organizational charts, and correspondence. There are also ten volumes of research diaries of Robert G. Bee in his studies of ornithology mostly in the state of Utah from the years 1924-1962.

Dates: 1924-1983

Robert G. Bee ornithological notes, 1924-1962

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 1132 Series 3
Scope and Contents

Contains Robert G. Bee's field notes from his lengthy study of birds and their nesting behaviors. Most of his research focus on birds native to Utah. The notes date from 1924-1962.

Dates: 1924-1962

Additional filters:

Archival Object 3
Collection 1
Museum administration 2
Museums -- Utah 2
Annual reports 1
Bird watching -- Utah -- Utah County -- History 1
Business records 1