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This collection contains items from the Smithsonian Field Book Project, an initiative to increase accessibility to field book content that documents natural history.
Topic: Natural history
Biodiversity Heritage Library
by Mearns, Edgar Alexander, 1856-1916
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The field book document Edgar A. Mearns' field work relating to the Mexican Boundary Survey, January 1892 - June 1893. The "Mammal Register" includes notes and a wide variety of lists and tables of information on specimens and observed birds and mammals. These are intermixed throughout the volume. Some lists include notes about habitat and preparation, others include varying amounts of measurement information. Notes on the inside front cover relate to computations, staffing (names),...
Topics: United States-Mexican International Boundary Survey, 1891-1894, Mammalogy, Ornithology, Botany,...
This item refers to the unpublished manuscript of Henry Weed Fowler, entitled "The Fishes Obtained by the United States Exploring Expedition, 1838-1842, Under the Command of Captain Charles Wilkes". Fowler wrote the manuscript while at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, and sent it to the US National Museum in 1920. The manuscript consists of typewritten and handwritten materials and is divided into 6 folders: (1) Introduction, pp. 1-5; (2) Route of the Expedition, pp....
Topics: United States Exploring Expedition (1838-1842), Ichthyology, South Pacific Ocean
This item is a loose leaf logbook comprised of worksheets for plankton analyses for Vema cruise. The worksheets record the following information, although not all fields are consistently populated with data: cruise, station, date, net in, net out, position, equipment, depth tow, type tow, M³ H20 filtered, displacement vol., Chaetognatha (species, #c, %s, #/10³M³, total chaets # supp.), and total zooplankton (group, #c, %s, #/10³M³, rank). Also included are notes on plankton observation...
Topics: Vema (Ship), Invertebrates, Marine biology, Marine biologists, Plankton, North Atlantic Ocean
Biodiversity Heritage Library
by Mearns, Edgar Alexander, 1856-1916
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This volume contains daily journal entries and specimen lists of birds and mammals seen and collected from 10 June 1886 to 27 July 1887 (with an additional page of notes and bird sketches from January 1888) in Arizona. Journal entries detail daily activities and contain anecdotes of Mearns's and his colleague's travels through Arizona. Collector numbers 4881-5987 (birds) and 437-650 (mammals) and additional numbers for mammals that were previously skipped are included. Notes and sketches of Oak...
Topics: Ornithology, Mammalogy, Ichthyology
Biodiversity Heritage Library
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The memorabilia of the Presidential Cruise of 1938 collected by Waldo Schmitt, and include naval orders of the day, that indicate times for activities (including collecting), locations anchored, visitors,and press releases of discoveries and shipboard activities. Additionally includes memorabilia from Shellback ceremony and extra curricular activities. Covers the locations visited during the cruise in the Galapagos [Archipilago de Coln], Panama, Mexico, Costa Rica
Topics: Presidential Cruise of 1938, Zoology, Ichthyology
Smithsonian Field Books
by Mann, William M., 1886-1960; Mann, Lucile Quarry, 1897-1986
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Topics: Zoos, Zoology, Wild animal collecting
Biodiversity Heritage Library
by Collins, Margaret
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This folder includes notes and travel ephemera related to Margaret Collins's collecting trips to Dominica, 1993-1994. Collins primarily collected termites. Included are faxes and preliminary typed field reports sent from collecting sites, typed project proposal, photocopied map of Dominica annotated with notes on localities and species distribution, trip itinerary, and other materials. Includes travel brochure and folded map of Dominica. Localities include: Cabrits, Grandbay, Pond Case, and...
Topics: Entomology, Termites, Dominica, Grand Bay, Marigot
Biodiversity Heritage Library
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The volume documents the field work of Paul Bartsch on nudibranchs during the Philippines Expedition aboard the U.S.S. Albatross, as well as detailed field illustrations by Kumataro Ito [ , ]. Also includes news clippings. Inside the front cover is a poem by Bartsch,"count that day lost whose low descending sun finds no new nudibranch described, drawn and done." The illustrations were created on individual sheets of paper and pasted into the volume. They appear to be watercolor and...
Topics: Albatross (Steamer), Albatross Philippine Expedition (1907-1910), Invertebrates, Marine...
Biodiversity Heritage Library
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This volume contains several catalogs of birds and mammals observed and collected in 1884 and 1885. Not all lists are chronologically in order: List of birds collected in Arizona Territory; Birds sent to Prof. Louis A. Berega (page 36); list of birds and mammals (and some diary information) from 17 March 1884 to 28 August 1885 in Fort Verde (currently Camp Verde), Arizona (this list is broken up by other notes and not in order), collector numbers 2644-4187 (birds) and 91-237 (mammals); Serpents...
Topics: Ornithology, Mammalogy, Botany
Biodiversity Heritage Library
by Mearns, Edgar Alexander, 1856-1916
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This journal and register includes material on mammals of the Hudson Highlands and an index to all of the notes on birds; a list of specimens by label number and a chronological list of birds seen each day, 1874 to 1886. Mearns writes at the beginning of the journal that he will start with a list of labels of birds already collected, then will commence with listing birds seen every day since March 5 1874. The initial label list includes the following: locations, sex and age, scientific name,...
Topics: Ornithology, Mammalogy
Biodiversity Heritage Library
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Folder of field notes of Edgar Alexander Mearns (1856-1916), who was an army surgeon and a naturalist. These field notes were taken during a research trip to the Philippines, and focused mostly on birds. The notes, which are typewritten in black and red ink, include itineraries and data for several tours on duty to various parts of the Philippines, from June 17, 1902 to March 30, 1907. They mention places visited, people and animals encountered, incidents such as related to weather, and the...
Topics: Mearns, Edgar Alexander, 1856-1916, Philippines, Birds--Philippines, Ornithology, Naturalists,...
Biodiversity Heritage Library
by Holmes, William Henry, 1846-1933
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Topics: Anthropology, Archaeology, Geology, Cenotes
This field book is part ot E. A. Schwarz's papers. Eugene Amandus Schwarz (1844-1928) was an important figure in American entomology, especially in the work of the United States National Museum and the United States Department of Agriculture. His papers concern the taxonomy and biology of insects, especially the Coleoptera, and include correspondence and diaries of Schwarz for trips to Florida (1876, 1919), Cuba (1903-1904), Texas and Arizona (1898 and 1901-1902), Guatemala (1906), Panama...
Topics: EACP935, EACO11, Entomology, Beetles--North America, North America
Smithsonian Field Books
by Dall, William Healey, 1845-1927
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Topics: United States Coast and Geodetic Survey, Geology, Zoology
Biodiversity Heritage Library
by Mearns, Edgar Alexander, 1856-1916
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"This is a complete catalog of all the birds collected by me up to date, excepting only my original collection of mounted specimens, and unlabeled skins collected for exchange with the dealers,” Edgar A. Mearns, March 14, 1874 (title page). The catalogue (containing the following information: number, name, date, length, stretch, sex and age) goes up to about 1880, then begins a daily field journal containing narrative observations along with bird lists, 1880—1884. Starting in 1883 the...
Topic: Ornithology
Smithsonian Field Books
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Topics: Albatross (Steamer), Marine biology
Biodiversity Heritage Library
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The papers are a continuation of a handwritten diary, correspondence, and photographs of Celedonio Gutierrez's observations on the activity of Paricutn Volcano, 1947-1949, 1951-1952. Celedonio Gutierrez was an inhabitant of San Juan Parangaricutiro, a community adjacent Paricutin Volcano region, prior to its eruption, and was Foshag's assistant during fieldwork at the volcano. The diary gives a daily description of changes observed in Paricutn and Mesa de los Hornitos and the surrounding...
Topics: Volcanos, Geology, Volcanological research
Eugene Amandus Schwarz (1844-1928) was an important figure in American entomology, especially in the work of the United States National Museum and the United States Department of Agriculture. His papers concern the taxonomy and biology of insects, especially the Coleoptera, and include correspondence and diaries of Schwarz for trips to Florida (1876, 1919), Cuba (1903-1904), Texas and Arizona (1898 and 1901-1902), Guatemala (1906), Panama (1911); diaries and detailed letters listing itineraries...
Topics: EACP935, EACO26?EACO11, Entomology--Research, Florida
Biodiversity Heritage Library
by Ladd, Harry S. (Harry Stephen), 1899-1982; Vaughan, Thomas Wayland, 1870-1952
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The notebook documents the work of Harry S. Ladd during August 12, 1942 - December 4, 1943. The volume begins with an index of addresses, log, and proposals. Entries in the daily log list travel details, individuals with whom met, details relating sites and field work, daily activities. Travel is throughout the United States. Includes numerous loose inserts of notes at the end of volume
Topics: United States, Geology, Paleontology
Smithsonian Field Books
by True, Frederick William, 1858-1914; Prentiss, D. W. (Daniel Webster), 1843-1899
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restrictions: At least 24 hours advance notice is recommended to consult this collection. Contact the Division of Mammals at 202-633-1253 to make an appointment.
Topic: Mammalogy
Biodiversity Heritage Library
by Wetmore, Alexander, 1886-1978
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Materials document Alexander Wetmore's continued investigations into the nature and origin of duck mortality in Utah (1916), while in the employ of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Bureau of Biological Survey. Includes expense books housed in one archival envelope as well as cancelled checks and bank statements in a second archival envelope. Three expense books document traveling costs, supplies, and lodging for May 5 - October 31, 1916. Entries are made almost daily and...
Topics: United States Dept. of Agriculture, Ornithology, Ducks
Biodiversity Heritage Library
by Hitchcock, A. S. (Albert Spear), 1865-1935
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This field book consists of a specimen list of A. S. Hitchcock from collecting activities in South Africa and Kenya in 1929. The specimen list includes collector numbers (24347-25176); scientific name; and sometimes a description including locality, physical characteristics, abundance, etc. Locations include: Cape Town (South Africa); Inyazure (Zimbabwe); Beira (Mozambique); Maktau, Nairobi (Kenya). Also included is a letter from J. A. Stevenson to Mary Agnes Chase
Topics: Chase, Mary Agnes, 1869-1963, Botany
Biodiversity Heritage Library
by Schwarz, Eugene Amandus 1844-1928; Barber, Herbert Spencer 1882-1950
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Eugene Amandus Schwarz (1844-1928) was an important figure in American entomology, especially in the work of the United States National Museum and the United States Department of Agriculture. His papers concern the taxonomy and biology of insects, especially the Coleoptera, and include correspondence and diaries of Schwarz for trips to Florida (1876, 1919), Cuba (1903-1904), Texas and Arizona (1898 and 1901-1902), Guatemala (1906), Panama (1911); diaries and detailed letters listing itineraries...
Topics: Schwarz, Eugene Amandus, 1844-1928, Barber, Herbert Spencer, 1882-1950, National Museum of Natural...
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Topics: Animal behavior, Mammalogy, Ethology
Biodiversity Heritage Library
by Nelson, Edward William, 1855-1934; Goldman, Edward Alphonso, 1873-1946
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The field catalog documents the mammals collected by Edward William Nelson and Edward Alphonso Goldman in California, Mexico, Texas, Yucatán, August 15, 1896 - June 7, 1902. Includes multiple catalogs bound together; some have page numbers. Entries cover some USNM catalog numbers (non consecutive), original specimen number (10041 - 15357), sex, name of species (scientific), locality, date, measurements (total length, tail vertebrae, hind foot), and remarks. Remarks include a combination of...
Topics: Mammalogy, United States, Mexico, California, Texas, Yucatán
Biodiversity Heritage Library
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Photographs, illustrations, and postcards document Bohumil Shimek's work in various places in Iowa and Louisiana. Photographs are numbered and include descriptions on the reverse side. Includes images of trees and vegetation on hillside slopes, view of the Lakeside Laboratory at Lake Okoboji, livestock in shallow waters, sailboat at Miller's Bay, farm fields, Illinoian prairie, buildings near the Evangeline Oak in Saint Martinville (Louisiana), crops, and terrain around railroad tracks....
Topics: Botany, Geology, United States, Iowa, Louisiana, Okoboji Lake, Freda Haffner Kettlehole State...
This folder is part of a collection of whaling records from William Henry Tripp's collection. It includes clippings of newspapers and magazines on the subject of the whaling schooner John R. Manta and its use a packet boat in the packet trade between New Bedford, Mass. and the Cape Verde Islands. An article, mounted in a folder, undated and excerpted from the magazine Yachting, is by Carlos C. Hanks and has the title "No more packets to the Cape Verdes". Inserted are: an article with...
Topics: Tripp, William Henry,‏ ‎1880-1959‏, John R. Manta (Schooner), Schooners--Massachusetts,...
Smithsonian Field Books
by Stelfox, Arthur Wilson, 1883-1972
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Topics: Entomology, Hymenoptera
Smithsonian Field Books
by Dall, William Healey, 1845-1927
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Topic: Western Union Telegraph Expedition (1865-1867)
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Topic: Zoology
Waldo Schmitt was a recipient of the Walter Rathbone Bacon Traveling Scholarship. The third of three volumes documents his work during the Walter Rathbone Bacon Traveling Scholarship Expedition to the East Coast of South America, during October 27, 1925 - February 1, 1926. Subject matter discusses weather, collecting efforts and sites, specimens, interactions with colleagues, personal and professional details. Locations appear to be throughout Uruguay and Brazil
Topics: Walter Rathbone Bacon Traveling Scholarship Expedition (1925-1927), Crustaceans, Zoology
Biodiversity Heritage Library
by Schmitt, Waldo L. (Waldo Lasalle), 1887-1977
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Color slides document work completed by Harry Pederson and Waldo L. Schmitt during field work in Bahamas, 1962. Slides are not consistently labeled. Subject matter includes coastlines, views of work completed in the sailing vessel deck; and town market place
Topics: Zoology, Bahamas
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Topics: Botany, Botanists, Grasses
Alexander Wetmore travels to England in 1934 to attend VIII International Ornithological Congress at Oxford. Materials include correspondence, field and travel notes, expense records, programs, and memorabilia. Field notes document observations in Norwich and Blenheim Park near Woodstock Oxford, dates June 26 - July 9, 1934. Includes bird lists, and some notes on the Congress
Topics: United States National Museum, Ornithology, England, Oxford, Norwich, Woodstock
Biodiversity Heritage Library
by Shimek, Bohumil, 1861-1937
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This is 1 of 2 travel diaries documenting Bohumil Shimek's observations and collecting of plants in Nicaragua, December 17 - 29, 1892. Entries are dated and details include travel information (travel times, destinations, accommodations, expenses); daily activities; locations specimens collected, lists of mollusks. Several entries are unreadable due to transfer and smearing of pencil
Topics: Botany, Mollusks, Nicaragua
Smithsonian Field Books
by Hitchcock, A. S. (Albert Spear), 1865-1935; Chase, Mary Agnes, 1869-1963
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Topics: Botany, Botanists, Grasses
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Topics: Ornithology, Animal behavior, Ethology
Smithsonian Field Books
by Fosberg, F. Raymond (Francis Raymond), 1908-1993
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Topic: Botany
Biodiversity Heritage Library
by Holmes, William Henry, 1846-1933
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Topics: Anthropology, Archaeology, Geology, Pre-Columbian art
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Topics: Animal behavior, Mammalogy, Ethology
Biodiversity Heritage Library
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The journal documents Vernon Orlando Bailey's fieldwork in Montana, Wyoming (Yellowstone Park), March 1, 1916 - April 14, 1916. The entries are dated and describe travel details (destinations, times of day, accommodations), weather, interactions with local officials, observations herds of mammals (including types and quantities, sometimes daily counts), and photographs taken. Within some entries are headings per type of animal or counts of elk per location. Bailey snowshoed to many of the...
Topics: Mammalogy, Ornithology, Botany
Smithsonian Field Books
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Topics: Botany, Ornithology, Harriman Alaska Expedition (1899)
Biodiversity Heritage Library
by Mearns, Edgar Alexander 1856-1916
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This field book contains notes on birds and mammals Mearns observed and collected from 28 November to 26 December 1905 in the Philippines. Collector numbers include 13765-13812 (birds) and 6002-6018(mammals). Localities include but are not limited to Stotsenburg (Fort Stotsenburg), Santo Thomas Mountain [sic], Baguio, Possorubeo [sic] (Pozorrubio), and maybe Guneras Island [sic] (Guimaras Island). Also includes itineraries and lists of supplies
Topics: Ornithology, Mammalogy, Philippines, Fort Stotsenburg, Santo Tomas, Mount, Baguio, Pozorrubio,...
Biodiversity Heritage Library
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This notebook includes tables of measurements (length, extent, wing, tail, bill, iris, legs and feet) for birds collected by Mearns in West Point, Highland Falls, and Hudson River in New York from 1873-1874. Sex, number, date, and location is also recorded. Also included is a catalog of osteological preparations made from 1875-1877. The list includes scientific name of the specimen, sex, age, collector number, date, and location. Localities are mostly in Long Island and the Hudson River in New...
Topic: Ornithology
Smithsonian Field Books
by Schmitt, Waldo L. (Waldo Lasalle), 1887-1977; Bartlett, Bob, 1875-1946
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Topics: Effie M. Morrissey (Schooner), Greenland Expedition of 1937, Bartlett Arctic Expeditions...
The first of five diaries documents Waldo Schmitt's work in the Walter Rathbone Bacon Traveling Scholarship Expedition to the West Coast of South America, 1926-1927. Dates cover August 16, 1926 - October 19, 1927. Entries are headed by date and journal style. They discuss personal and professional activities, accommodations, interactions with colleagues, locations traveled, stories about places visited; and samples and specimens collected. Locations are throughout South America. Includes...
Topics: Walter Rathbone Bacon Traveling Scholarship Expedition (1925-1927), Zoology
Eugene Amandus Schwarz (1844-1928) was an important figure in American entomology, especially in the work of the United States National Museum and the United States Department of Agriculture. His papers concern the taxonomy and biology of insects, especially the Coleoptera, and include correspondence and diaries of Schwarz for trips to Florida (1876, 1919), Cuba (1903-1904), Texas and Arizona (1898 and 1901-1902), Guatemala (1906), Panama (1911); diaries and detailed letters listing itineraries...
Topics: Schwarz, Eugene Amandus, 1844-1924, National Museum of Natural History (U.S.), National Museum of...
Biodiversity Heritage Library
by Foshag, William F. (William Frederick), 1894-1956
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Black and white photographs document Paricutín Volcano during 1943-1944 by Rafael Garcia. Image captions include photographer, image number, and some have descriptions. Subject matter includes damage to San Juan cathedral; nighttime and daytime eruptions; structures in San Juan covered in lava flows; and plumes of smoke from volcano
Topics: Volcanos, Mexico, Paricutín
Biodiversity Heritage Library
by Schmitt, Waldo L. (Waldo Lasalle), 1887-1977
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This field book is part of a collection of Waldo L. Schmitt papers. Schmitt was a carcinologist. He participated in many field trips and expeditions to observe crustaceans in the USA and around the world. Schmitt's last expedition was in 1962-1963, when he served as a member of the Palmer Peninsula (Antarctica) Survey of the United States Antarctic Research Program. During the survey, Schmitt collected over 29,000 specimens (crustaceans and other animals), which were added to the collections of...
Topics: Schmitt, Waldo L. (Waldo Lasalle), 1887-1977, Palmer Peninsula (Antarctica) Survey (1962-1963),...
Materials include a field book and loose notes compiled by Alexander Wetmore, May - November 1918 in the western United States, while working for the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Bureau of Biological Survey. He was the vicinity to obtain information on breeding waterfowl and the economic value of bats, for the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Bureau of Biological Survey. Entries are chronological and listed by date. Entry styles change through the field book....
Topics: United States Dept. of Agriculture, Ornithology, Waterfowl--Breeding, Bats, Waterfowl management,...
Biodiversity Heritage Library
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This field book documents Goldman's field research and travels in Mexico between 17 February 1892 and 31 January 1894. The notes are a narrative account describing plant, mammal, bird, and reptile specimens observed and collected, routes traveled, and other observations during his trip. Goldman uses both common and scientific names to refer to specimens. Examples of frequently noted specimens include mice, rats, voles, shrews, squirrels, raccoons, and rabbits, lizards, bats, sparrows, and pine...
Topics: Mammalogy, Ornithology, Botany
Biodiversity Heritage Library
by Schmitt, Waldo L. (Waldo Lasalle), 1887-1977
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The folder of correspondence (N-Z) documents the work of Waldo Schmitt during the Smithsonian-Bredin Belgian Congo Expedition, 1955. Subject matter covers the film made of the expedition; preparations for travel; motion picture film list of locations and subject matter in film with dates; references to film taken; dealing with government officials; and expedition itinerary. Includes correspondents C. J. Pertuit, Alvina S. Schmitt (Mrs. Waldo LaSalle), Alexander Wetmore, and Frank Walter...
Topics: Smithsonian-Bredin Belgian Congo Expedition (1955), Zoology, Crustaceans
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Topics: Ornithology, Animal behavior, Ethology
Smithsonian Field Books
by United States. Bureau of Fisheries
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Topics: Albatross (Steamer), Albatross Philippine Expedition (1907-1910), Marine biology
Biodiversity Heritage Library
by Mearns, Edgar Alexander, 1856-1916; Merriam, C. Hart (Clinton Hart), 1855-1942
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These field notes contain specimen lists of birds and eggs collected by E. Hart Merriam from around 1872-1878 that were send to R. P. Nicholls in England. Number ranges are as follows: 40s, 200s-1800s. The eggs were collected in New York, and notes about eggs include specific locality information, date collected, and the name of the species. Specimen list for birds contains sex, collector or personal number, and scientific name of the bird
Topic: Ornithology
Smithsonian Field Books
by Mann, William M., 1886-1960; Mann, Lucile Quarry, 1897-1986; Heinrich, Carl, 1880-1955
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Topics: National Zoological Park (U.S.), National Geographic Society-Smithsonian Institution Expedition to...
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by Holmes, William Henry, 1846-1933
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Topics: Anthropology, Archaeology, Geology, Mayan art
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by Nelson, Edward William, 1855-1934
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This field book documents Nelson's field research in various parts of Mexico in December 1902. This journal contains notes mostly on the vegetation of areas Nelson visit. Many plant species are referred to by taxonomic as well as common name. Locations include Torreon, Fresnillo, and other Mexico locations. Following many blank pages, Nelson includes notes on birds and bird calls
Topics: Botany, Ornithology
Biodiversity Heritage Library
by Pittier, Henri, 1857-1950
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This item consists of two small collecting field books issued by the U. S. Department of Agriculture and kept by Henri Pittier during collecting trip in Venezuela in 1917. The books include entries in pre-printed form fields of: Latin name, local name, dialect, field no., S. P. I. no., collector, locality, habitat, altitude, habit, height of plant, diameter breast high, flowers, fruit, special notes, uses, and date. Collector numbers 7006 through 7204 are included. Localities include Caracas...
Topics: Botany, Venezuela, Caracas, Catuche
Biodiversity Heritage Library
by Wetmore, Alexander, 1886-1978
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Materials document Alexander Wetmore's continued investigations into the nature and origin of duck mortality in Utah (1916), while in the employ of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Bureau of Biological Survey. The notebook portion covers August 19 - October 26, 1916. Includes observations of individual birds over a series of days, bird lists and counts indicating sex. Appears to include specimen numbers. Some entries are made several times a day, with the time listed. The...
Topics: United States Dept. of Agriculture, Ornithology, Ducks
Biodiversity Heritage Library
by Shimek, Bohumil, 1861-1937
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This is 2 of 2 travel diaries documenting Bohumil Shimek's observations and collecting of plants in Nicaragua, December 30, 1892 - February 9, 1893. Pages are numbered. Entries are dated and describe terrain; communities visited; flora and fauna; colleagues and local inhabitants met; plants and mollusca, and insects collected; and weather. Includes sketches of terrain. Locations include Ochoa, Isla de Ometepe, and San Carlos, Nicaraguas
Topics: Botany, Nicaragua, Ometepe, Isla de, San Carlos
Smithsonian Field Books
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Topic: Zoology
restrictions: Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu.
Topics: Entomology, Hymenoptera
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by Henderson, J. B. (John Brooks), 1870-1923
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John Brooks Henderson, Jr., a diplomatic advisor to China, was a shell collector. Interested in the marine shell life of the West Indies, he participated in several expeditions to the Caribbean. He also traveled to collect marine mollusks along the Southeastern United States. His collections were donated to the United States National Museum. He did volunteer work in the Division of Mollusks in his spare time, and wrote several articles for the Proceedings of the United States National Museum...
Topics: Henderson, J. B. (John Brooks), 1870-1923, National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Dept. of...
Smithsonian Field Books
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Topics: Western Union Telegraph Expedition (1865-1867), Paleontology
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by Cochran, Doris M. (Doris Mable), 1898-1968
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An essay (seems to be unpublished) in which Doris Cochran summarizes some of the natural history observations and collections she made. Cochran says the purpose of the trip was to bring back a "large slice of the fauna and flora of southeaster Brazil". Cochran notes collecting toads, frogs, lizards, plants, fish, and insects, providing scientific names and description of some species. Localities include but are not limited to Rio de Janeiro, Lagoa Secca, Ouro Preto, and Alto da Serra
Topics: Herpetology, Frogs
Biodiversity Heritage Library
by Nelson, Edward William, 1855-1934
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This notebook contains one page of notes on vegetation near the north side of Lake Santa Maria, Mexico taken in 1899. Also included is two pages of notes starting an unfinished journal dated June 18, 1899 that describe the town of Colonia Juarez. Miscellaneous notes on expenses are included
Topic: Botany
Smithsonian Field Books
by Ladd, Harry S. (Harry Stephen), 1899-1982
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Topic: Paleontology
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by Walcott, Charles D. (Charles Doolittle), 1850-1927
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Charles D. Walcott compiles notes on sites across the state of New York from 1886 to 1891, detailing characteristics of the deposits of limestone, sandstone, shale,and fossils observed in the Cambrian strata. Each set of notes gives details descriptions of an area, usually near a body of water, discussing vegetation, erosion, type and quality of sand, along with implications of observations. Most sets of notes include sketches detailing the strata of the site. They also refer to...
Topics: Geology, Paleontology, Geology, Stratigraphic--Cambrian
Smithsonian Field Books
by Cochran, Doris M. (Doris Mable), 1898-1968
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Topic: Herpetology
Biodiversity Heritage Library
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The field catalog documents the mammals collected by Edward William Nelson and Edward Alphonso Goldman in Arizona, California, New Mexico, and Panama in the Canal Zone, December 30, 1906 - October 22, 1909, November 22, 1921. Volume includes multiple catalogs bound together; pagination restarts with each catalog. Entries cover some USNM catalog number (non consecutive), specimen number (19191 - 21039), sex, name (scientific), locality (town or geological landmark, state), date, measurements (3...
Topics: Mammalogy, United States, Arizona, California, New Mexico, Panama, Canal Zone
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by Ladd, Harry S. (Harry Stephen), 1899-1982
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The notebook documents the geological work of Harry S. Ladd in West Virginia and Virginia, September 18 - October 18, 1940. There is note stating that readings underlined in red are off the map. The volume begins with an index listing page number and location. First pages list a color key for geological sections. Entries include notes on fossils, locations where found, and geological sections. Most entries are dated and content varies between narrative descriptions of terrain, and tables of...
Topics: United States, Geology, Paleontology
Biodiversity Heritage Library
by Meek, F. B. (Fielding Bradford), 1817-1876
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Field book documents Fielding Meek's work with Amos Henry Worthen on the Geological Survey of Illinois as well as work completed in Nebraska. Pages are numbered. Information is entered in several formats. Begins with a list of fossils. Materials were found near Illinois coal sources; the lists include additional location information, sometimes counties including Knox, Mercer, Vermillion, and Fayette County. Some entries are detailed discussions of specimens found in Illinois and Nebraska,...
Topics: Paleontology, Geology, Coal--Geology, Illinois, Canton, Knox, Mercer, Vermilion, Danville,...