This series contains documents related to research that Charles Macnamara conducted on four beaver dams located near Marshall's Bay Ontario over a period of 14 years. The culmination of this research can be found in "Beaver Techniques" "A Study of the Working Methods of a Beaver Colony'. The series is comprised of loose prints, pamphlets, binders and bound manuscripts.
184 x Loose Prints (no dates, some have captions written by C. Macnamara) K 4.1
67 x Loose Prints 1920 - 1930
"Beaver Techniques" "A Study of the Working Methods of a Beaver Colony'. 1918 - 1932 K 4.2
This study covers Tree Felling, Wood Transport, Dam Building, Houses, Food Storage, Winter Work, Muskrat interlude and evening visits. It contains 95 pages containing 127 photographs and text. A duplicate copy of this work was donated to the J.R. Dymond Collection at the Royal Ontario Museum Library by Jean Cunningham after Macnamara's death.
Beavers One (binder) contains 456 prints and text, some of which later appeared in 'Beaver Techniques'.
Beavers Two (binder) contains 331 prints and text, some of which later appeared in 'Beaver Techniques'
File 1 : Contains notes, memos, correspondence and miscellaneous documents relating to Beaver Studies.
File 2 : Contains compilations in two small pamphlets with photos and text as well as one mounted page of observations about the activities of the beaver from December 29, 1929 to January 9 1930.