Wellington Wells Collection: American Poultry Historical Society Papers

Wellington Wells Collection: American Poultry Historical Society Papers Introduction

Wellington Wells was a breeder of exhibition poultry in Millis, Massachusetts. His collection contains an extensive listing of exhibition-type poultry breeders who exhibited in 22 states and Ontario, Canada between 1898 and 1971. Also included are the premium lists which outline the awards given to the best individual birds or groups of birds for each breed being exhibited. The oldest catalog was published in 1898 by the New York Poultry and Pigeon Association. A significant portion of the collection is devoted to exhibitions in Massachusetts and to the Boston Poultry Show in particular. A total of 132 poultry show publications are included. Collection also contains copies of the Silver Wyandotte News from a period 1944-1956 and several other items related to poultry breeding.

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Container List

Box 1 of 3

Lists of entrants in various poultry shows and the premiums awarded for the different categories of poultry. The collection contains lists for: Connecticut, Florida, Georgis, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan and Minnesota between the years 1936-1960.

Box 2 of 3

Lists of entrants in various poultry shows and the premiums awarded for the different categories of poultry. The collection contains lists for: Nebraska, New Hampshire, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin and Ontario Canada for the years 1898-1971.

The American Poultry Association Newsletter, 1941.

Silver Wyandotte Yearbook, 1943,1952,1953,1959.

Breeders advertisements for Silver Wyandotte Yearbook, 1949,1950.

Wellington Wells, Jr. Poultry Journal started 1923.

Box 3 of 3

Copies of the Silver Wyandotte News published by the Silver Wyandotte Breed Association from 1944-55. Includes copies of minutes of meetings, entries in various poultry shows and prizes awarded to class members.