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   R. R. ;
   in 1875 w. Julia Evelyn Perkins, daughter of one of the engr. for The History of North American Birds
   1850 in Mount Carmel, IL
   Olney, IL
   David Ridgway ; Henrietta (née Reed) Ridgway (mother)
   ornitholog. training as as the naturalist on Clarence King's Survey of the 40th Parallel, 1857ff.
   United States of America
   The Birds of North and Middle America (8 vols, 1901-1919) ; A Nomenclature of Colors for Naturalists (1886) ; Color Standards & Color Nomenclature (1912) ; A. K. Fisher's The hawks and Owls of the United States in their Relation to Agriculture (1893) ;
   appointed in 1880 by Spencer Fullerton Baird, secr. of Smithsonian Institution, as 1st curator of Birds at the Smithsonian Museum, Washington, D.C.;
   bird illustrator ->Allan Brooks ; together with Stephen Alfred Forbes, R.R. wrote a 2-vol. book on the Ornithology of Illinois (1889 & 1895) ;
   zoological and ornithological drawing and painting ; hand-colouring and further links there
   H.Harris: R.R., w. bibliogr.of his publ.writings &50 illustr., The Condor 30,1: 5–118; Daniel Lewis: The Feathery Tribe,New Haven 2012; A.Wetmore: Biographical Memoirs (National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 15(1931): 57–101;
    American ornithologist specializing in systematics, co-founder of the American Ornithologists' Union in 1883. Nissen: Zoolog. Buchillustration 1969/78 (## 2962, 4184 & 4756)

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