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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 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
by Meek, F. B. (Fielding Bradford), 1817-1876
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Notebook is a collection of geological definitions, observations and reference texts as recorded Fielding Meek. Pages are numbered. Begins with an index of types of stone and corresponding page numbers followed by locations. First portion of notebook includes descriptions and definitions of types of rock; pages 13-47, he records journal style entries describing his daily activities while traveling and observing limestone and sandstone strata in Kentucky. Subsequent pages are filled with notes...
Topics: Paleontology, Coal--Geology, Kentucky, Mount Vernon, London, Rowan, United States
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
Smithsonian Field Books
by Dall, William Healey, 1845-1927
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Topic: Western Union Telegraph Expedition (1865-1867)
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, Busck, August, 1870-1944, National Museum of Natural History...
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 Mearns, Edgar Alexander 1856-1916
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This manuscript on birds Mearns collected in the Philippines in 1906 and 1907 contains a list of unidentified birds and alphabetical list of birds. The numbers following the bird entry are page numbers on which a description of that bird can be found in the manuscript. Pages are numbered 68 to 166. Each page contains the name of a species, under which collections of that species are noted with collector number, catalog number (USNM number), date, and locality information. Catalog numbers range...
Topics: Ornithology, Philippines, Mindanao, Luzon, Basilan, Siasi Island, Halcon, Mount, Palawan, Samar,...
Biodiversity Heritage Library
by Mearns, Edgar Alexander, 1856-1916; Holzner, Frank X
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This catalog documents Edgar A. Mearns' and Frank X. Holzner's collecting during the Mexican Boundary Survey, 1893-1895. Pages are numbered. Includes notes with dated entries detailing weather, observed flora and fauna, abundance / rarity, wildlife behavior, habitat (including sketches), campsites. There are descriptions of fossil beds in Guadalupe Canyon, trees in various specified localities. The catalog lists specimen number, date, name (scientific), age, sex, locality, 4 measurements, and...
Topics: United States-Mexican International Boundary Survey, 1891-1894, Mammalogy, Paleontology, Botany,...
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
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,...
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
by Meek, F. B. (Fielding Bradford), 1817-1876
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The Field book documents Fielding Meek's participation in David Dale Owen's Survey, 1848-1849 which covered the states of Iowa, Wisconsin, and Minnesota. Entries are daily, and record weather, temperature, locations, and distance traveled. Sometimes includes barometric readings and measurements of water levels, sand, and characteristics of terrain and water sources. He describes vegetation and terrain; collected specimens; observed formations including rock composition, texture, color;...
Topics: Geological survey of Wisconsin, Iowa, and Minnesota (1848-1849), Paleontology, Paleontology --...
Biodiversity Heritage Library
by Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center; Greenberg, Russell; Reitsma, Robert
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The notebook documents the field work of Robert Reitsma in Ocosingo in Chiapas, Mexico, during 1992-1993. Entries are headed with date, location information, followed with lists of observation notes. These contain references to common names of birds, sex, quantity, reference to type of plant, and measurements. Meaning of measurements is not always clear. There are references to sampling and notes to colleagues including Russ Greenberg
Topics: Ornithology, Migratory birds
Smithsonian Field Books
by Perrygo, Watson M., 1906-1984
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Topics: Mammalogy, Ornithology
Smithsonian Field Books
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Topics: Botany, Botanists, Grasses
Smithsonian Field Books
by Graham, David Crockett
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Topics: Entomology, Ornithology, Mammalogy, Herpetology, Ichthyology
Biodiversity Heritage Library
by Nelson, Edward William, 1855-1934
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This field book documents Nelson's field research between Wrangell Island and Kotzebue Sound in Alaska between 12 August and 7 September 1881 on the ship Corwin during the so called "Corwin Expedition". During this time, Nelson was on general assignment to study the zoology of Alaska, as well as geology, meteorology, and ethnology. This notebook contains ethnological and natural history notes. Nelson describes the flora and fauna, particularly birds at Diomedes Island and seals at...
Topics: Corwin (Revenue Cutter), Corwin Expedition, 1881, Ethnology--Alaska, Zoology--Alaska
This item contains data on samples obtained during Vema, Theta, and Yelcho cruises. A summary sheet states, "for the most part biological sampling has been carried out from the R/V Vema; in 1956 a second vessel, Thea, was employed, and in 1961 and 1962 a Chilean vessel, Yelcho, was used". The following data elements are recorded in these logs: station number, coordinates,date (d/m/y), time (in, out), minutes on bottom, core number, camera station, hydro. station uncorrected fathoms,...
Topics: Invertebrates, Marine biology, Marine biologists, Plankton, North Atlantic Ocean, South Atlantic...
Biodiversity Heritage Library
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This field book contains notes on the paleontological specimen and geology of the Devonian Hamilton group in upper New York State, which includes but is not limited to the town of Hamilton and vicinity, Georgetown, Erieville Reservoir, Morrisville, and Oneida Creek. Cooper notes specimen found and also which are the most common specimen in certain locations. Examples of fossils found are Brachiopods, Pelecypods, Gastropods, and Crustacia. Other specimens are included. Annotated maps are...
Topics: Paleontology, Geology
Materials document Alexander Wetmore's time in Europe in 1930. He came to collect specimens of birds for the US National Museum (USNM) in Spain, and attend the VII International Ornithological Congress in Amsterdam. Materials include field notes, circa 3 May - 21 June, 1930, passport, collected business cards, memorabilia, notes, and maps. Notes detail a variety of information: latitude and longitude positions, lodging, locations and addresses, bird lists (including sex), sketches, and lists of...
Topics: United States National Museum, Ornithology, Puente de los Fierros, Leon, Pontón, Puerto del,...
Biodiversity Heritage Library
by Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center
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This notebook documents bird observations which contribute to the research by Russell Greenberg on song sparrows during 2011. There appear to be multiple authors. The data is presented in tables with the following information: species(?), sex, band, BL, BD, BW, Tarsus, weight, WT. #, ssp, side, bill top, base, temperature. The information is factual. The fly leaf contains information with calculations. Location is not identified
Topics: Migratory birds, Song sparrow, Ornithology
Biodiversity Heritage Library
by Heller, Edmund, 1875-1939
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This folder includes miscellaneous notes by Edmund Heller. Many of the notes appear to have been made in the field, or contain field data for mammals collected in Africa. Locations in Africa include: Sudan, British East Africa (now Kenya), German East Africa (now Tanzania). Maps depict Kobus, Gazella, and white rhinoceros distribution. Includes several photocopied maps as well
Topics: Mammalogy, Kenya, Tanzania, Sudan
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
by Mann, William M., 1886-1960; Mann, Lucile Quarry, 1897-1986
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Topics: National Zoological Park (U.S.), National Geographic Society (U.S.), National Geographic...
Smithsonian Field Books
by Walsh, B. D. (Benjamin Dann), 1808-1869
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Topic: Entomology
Biodiversity Heritage Library
by Kleiman, Devra G
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This field book contains notes from Kleiman's trip to Brazil from 15-27 March 1990. These notes document observations and playback studies with several groups of golden lion tamarins, including the Riverbanks group. The abbreviation "BH" is often used to refer to a location and may refer to the city Belo Horizonte. Kleiman also notes the presence of British film crews. Notes will occasionally mention other kinds of mammals, for example, a sphiggurus (type of porcupine). On the front...
Topics: National Zoological Park (U.S.), Mammalogists, Wildlife reintroduction, Golden lion...
Smithsonian Field Books
by Cooper, G. Arthur (Gustav Arthur) 1902-
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Topics: Paleontology, Geology
Smithsonian Field Books
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Topics: Animal behavior, Ornithology, Ethology
Smithsonian Field Books
by Mann, William M., 1886-1960; Mann, Lucile Quarry, 1897-1986
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Topics: National Zoological Park (U.S.), Zoology, Zoos, Wild animal collecting
Biodiversity Heritage Library
by Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center; Greenberg, Russell
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The notebook documents the field work of Russ Greenberg during 1993. The volume begins with a description of bird calls, listing common name of bird, scientific name, and description. This is followed with administrative notes relating to staff, list of expenses, and field entries. These are sometimes dated, headed with time of day, sometimes location information (habitat type or landmarks), common name of bird, and quantity. These entries are intersperse with detailed descriptions of...
Topics: Ornithology, Migratory birds
Smithsonian Field Books
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Topics: Albatross (Steamer), Marine biology, Ichthyology, Marine invertebrates
Biodiversity Heritage Library
by Schmitt, Waldo L. (Waldo Lasalle), 1887-1977
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The miscellaneous notes document the work of Waldo Schmitt during the Smithsonian-Bredin Caribbean Expedition, 1960 [Smithsonian-Bredin Expedition to Yucatan (1960)]. Includes two news clippings. Some notes are dated and are journal style, drafts of correspondence. Describes travel progress on sailing vessel, status following itinerary, working relationship with participants, weather conditions including wind directions and speeds and temperatures, descriptions of terrain and structures in...
Topics: Smithsonian-Bredin Expedition to Yucatan (1960), Zoology
Biodiversity Heritage Library
by U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey
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The hydrographic sheet documents deep sea currents studied aboard the str. "Blake", off the coast of eastern Florida during November 23, 1889 to March 29, 1890. The party was commanded by Lieutenants J. E. Pillsbury and C. E. Vreeland, U.S.N. Table of data contains dates, locality (includes latitude and longitude), fathoms, and notes
Topic: Marine invertebrates
Biodiversity Heritage Library
by Holmes, William Henry, 1846-1933
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Topics: Anthropology, Archaeology, Geology, Mayan art
Biodiversity Heritage Library
by Walcott, Charles D. (Charles Doolittle), 1850-1927
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The folder contains a mixed collection of images of butte faults assembled by Charles D. Walcott. Some are printed, most hand-drawn, with descriptions ranging from detailed to nonexistent. Images included printed illustrations of Trias and Permian sections, detailed section (with notes) of Kaibab plateau, hand-drawn sections examples of Carboniferous, Devonian, and Silurian layers; section and description of Kaibab displacement; and cliffs in Kanab Canyon of Grand Canyon. Dated materials are...
Topics: Geology, Paleontology, Geology, Stratigraphic--Devonian, Geology, Stratigraphic--Silurian, Geology,...
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
Biodiversity Heritage Library
by Rock, Joseph Francis Charles, 1884-1962
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The folder contains Rock's field notes from October 27, 1920 to February 20, 1921. The folder includes a specimen notebook labeled U.S. Department of Agriculture, Bureau of Plant Industry, Economic Collection with specimens numbered 161-228 and a typed manuscript of a journal dated November 4, 1920 through February 20, 1921. The journal provides narrative description of Rock's journey from the Hue Me Nai river to Assam. The folder also contains hand drawn maps
Topics: Botany, Botanists, China, Assam, Myanmar, Thailand
Smithsonian Field Books
by United States. Bureau of Fisheries
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Topics: Fish Hawk (Steamer), Ichthyology, Aquatic invertebrates
Biodiversity Heritage Library
by Mearns, Edgar Alexander 1856-1916
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This folder contains correspondence regarding Mearnss military assignment in the Philippines and U.S. government work in the Philippines date from 27 March to 31 December 1904. Also includes some brief remarks on collecting birds and mammals (22-24 July 1904 correspondence)
Topics: Ornithology, Mammalogy, Philippines
Smithsonian Field Books
by United States. Bureau of Fisheries
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Topics: Albatross (Steamer), Marine biology
Smithsonian Field Books
by Calderon, Cleofé E
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Topic: Botany
Smithsonian Field Books
by Moynihan, M
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Topics: Ornithology, Animal behavior, Ethology
Smithsonian Field Books
by Rock, Joseph Francis Charles, 1884-1962
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Topics: Botany, Botanists
Smithsonian Field Books
by Peters, James Arthur, 1922-1972
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Topic: Herpetologists
Smithsonian Field Books
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Topics: Albatross (Steamer), Marine biology
Smithsonian Field Books
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Topics: Albatross (Steamer), Marine biology, Ichthyology, Marine invertebrates
Biodiversity Heritage Library
by Perrygo, Watson M. 1906-1984; Lingebach, John Carleton
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This field book is a daily journal detailing Watson M. Perrygo and John Carleton Lingebach's field work on birds in Tennessee from April 3rd - July 17th, 1937. Dated entries include accounts of trapping and collecting specimens, as well as travel details and daily activity. Information present may include times, weather conditions, specific localities, and altitudes. There is some information on mammals as well
Topics: Ornithology, Mammalogy, United States, Tennessee
Field book of banding forms that are survey records on migratory birds specimens collected in Egypt for the Palearctic Migratory Bird Survey. From the finding aid (SIA RU000435): "The Palearctic Migratory Bird Survey (PMS), a survey of migratory birds, their ectoparasites and the viruses they carry, was conducted in the eastern Mediterranean from 1966 to 1971. The primary PMS operation site was in northern Egypt. Surveys were also conducted in Cyprus and Israel. The PMS involved scientists...
Topics: National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Palearctic Migratory Bird Survey, Ornithology, Bird...
Biodiversity Heritage Library
by Schreiber, Ralph W
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The field book by R. Delong was created for the Pacific Ocean Biological Survey Program, February 17-18, 1968. The field book relates data collected on elephant seals and birds on Guadalupe, Benitos, and Natividad Island off the coast of Northern Mexico. Includes times of day for work completed, descriptions of seals observed including sizes, bird specimens collected, counts. Some entries are a page long
Topics: Pacific Ocean Biological Survey Program, Seals (Animals), Mammalogy, Guadalupe, Isla, Mexico
Smithsonian Field Books
by Chase, Mary Agnes, 1869-1963
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Topics: Botany, Botanists, Grasses
Smithsonian Field Books
by Cooper, G. Arthur (Gustav Arthur) 1902-
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Topics: Paleontology, Geology
Smithsonian Field Books
by Cooper, G. Arthur (Gustav Arthur) 1902-
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Topics: Paleontology, Geology
Biodiversity Heritage Library
by Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center; Greenberg, Russell
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The notebook documents the field work of Russ Greenberg in Chiapas, Mexico, October 19 - 26, 1990. Entries vary in content and structure. First entries related to sparrow experiments during June 1990. Subsequent entries are dated, sometimes headed with location information, and are narrative in structure. They describe travel details including time of day, daily activities, followed by bird lists. Lists include common name, quantity, sex, and habitat. At the end of the journal is a list of...
Topics: Ornithology, Migratory birds
Biodiversity Heritage Library
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Field notes on mammals and birds seen or killed (no collector numbers) in June, August, October 1887. Collector numbers 5412-5422 for Colymbus auritus californicus are noted at the beginning of the book. Measurements and brief descriptions are included. Localities include Baker Butte Summit, Mehren's Ranch, and the North side of SF (San Francisco Mountain?) peaks in Arizona
Topics: Ornithology, Mammalogy
Biodiversity Heritage Library
by Shimek, Bohumil, 1861-1937
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The black-and-white photographs document Bohumil Shimek's field work in Nebraska and Iowa, 1907-1909. Most photographs are labeled and dated. Subject matter includes detail and distance images of terrain, cuts in terrain, a railroad pit and tracks, woods, pre-Kansan exposures, along roads, loess exposures with eroded root systems, and residential structures. Some photographs include explanatory sketches on the reverse side, and are stamped with "Iowa Geological Survey." Locations...
Topics: Botany, Geology, United States, Nebraska, Iowa, Council Bluffs, Harrison, Butler
Biodiversity Heritage Library
by Wilson, Charles Branch, 1861-1941
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This item consists of station data by Charles Branch Wilson from Cruise VII of the Carnegie during 1928-1928. This data is specifically from March 6 - July 25, 1929. Localities include but may not be limited to areas within the Pacific Ocean. Data for stations 85-128 is listed and may include any or all of the following: coordinates, date, locality, bottom depth, depth of tow (m.), temperature (C), salinity (0/100), density, phosphates (mg/m^3), hydrogen ion pH, volume of tow (cm^3), length of...
Topics: Carnegie (Ship), Marine biology, Copepoda, Pacific Ocean
Biodiversity Heritage Library
by Nelson, Edward William, 1855-1934
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This field book contains notes on plant species found in various parts of Mexico. There are no specimen numbers. Localities of these plants include but are not limited to Yautepec, Tehuacan, Popocatépetl, Iztaccíhuatl, Oaxaca, and Jalisco. This book is undated but it is inferred that it was created between the years 1892 and 1906 because Nelson spent these years researching in Mexico
Topic: Botany
Smithsonian Field Books
by United States. Bureau of Fisheries
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Topics: Albatross (Steamer), Marine biology
Biodiversity Heritage Library
by U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey
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The hydrographic sheet no. 1794 documents sea bottom specimens collected from Passamaquoddy Bay and St. Croix River in Maine during July 26 - September 15, 1887. The party was commanded by Lieut. F. H. Crosby, U.S.N. Table of data contains dates, section no., locality, fathoms, and notes
Topic: Marine invertebrates
Biodiversity Heritage Library
by Ulrich, Edward Oscar 1857-1944
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The volume documents field work of E. O. Ulrich in Wisconsin, August 1916, August 1917, September 1918, and August 1919. The notebook begins with a typed index listing location and page number. Entries are dated, headed with location, and individuals with whom collected. This is followed with travel details, work completed, geological sections, drawings with notes, specimen collecting, observations of terrain. Includes pasted inserts such as tag for collected specimen
Topics: United States, Paleontology, Geology, Wisconsin
Biodiversity Heritage Library
by Mehring, A. L. (Arnon Lewis), 1892-1983
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A. L. Mehring wrote this catalogue, numbering each family, genus and species of marine invertebrates he collected. He acquired specimens from diverse sources, including the National Museum. His catalogue is organized alphabetically, with an index of abbreviations. At end are bibliographical references and a few notes on some species. dates range from October 31, 1948 to February 25, 1963.In the book are inserted name labels corrected from "Mehring, A. E." to "Mehring, A. L."
Topics: Mehring, A. L. (Arnon Lewis), 1892-1983, National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Dept. of...
Smithsonian Field Books
by Mann, William M., 1886-1960; Mann, Lucile Quarry, 1897-1986
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Topics: National Zoological Park (U.S.), National Museum of Natural History (U.S.), Zoo, Zoology, Wild...
Biodiversity Heritage Library
by Mann, William M., 1886-1960; Mann, Lucile Quarry, 1897-1986
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The photograph album is a compilation of black and white images taken during the National Geographic Society-Smithsonian Institution Expedition to the Dutch East Indies, 1937. Subject matter includes vegetation and an unusually large flower; local people working; village and rural scenes; village waterway crowded with boats; man working with snakes; Tai Thean Kew Chinese Girls Circus Truck; local temple (?); and a girl with poster of Dorothy Lamour "The Jungle Princess" movie poster....
Topics: National Zoological Park (U.S.), National Geographic Society-Smithsonian Institution Expedition to...
Biodiversity Heritage Library
by Foshag, William F (William Frederick), 1894-1956; Gonza_lez Reyna, Jenaro, 1905-
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The notebook documents Jenaro Gonzlez Reyna 's field work with William Forshag on multiple trips to Paricutn Volcano in Mexico, July 1943-August 1945. It is a typed copy, in Spanish, and is a compilation of field notes and observations, each including a title page. Pages are numbered, and entries are dated. Entries describe daily activities; ongoing eruptions; details of odors, clouds and bombs emanating from the volcano; changes in the terrain and cone; details about Zapicho vent; nearby...
Topics: Geology, Volcanos, Volcanological research
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 7205 through 7402 are included. Localities include Catuche,...
Topics: Botany, Venezuela, Cotiza, Catuche, Queseras
Smithsonian Field Books
by Schmitt, Waldo L. (Waldo Lasalle), 1887-1977
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Topics: United States. Bureau of Fisheries, Albatross (Steamer), Crustacea, Zoology
Biodiversity Heritage Library
by Goldman, Edward Alphonso, 1873-1946
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This field book lists mammals and birds collected or observed in Jalpan, Pinal de Amoles, Encarnacion (hidalgo,) Zuiapan, Ixmiquilpn, and Santa Rosa. Each list is annotated, sometimes containing notes on commonality and elevations, description of location found, and other observations. Specimen numbers for mammals range from 10049-10362; specimen numbers for birds range from 3778-3781. Specimen numbers are not consecutively listed
Topics: Mammalogy, Ornithology
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
Smithsonian Field Books
by Cooper, G. Arthur (Gustav Arthur) 1902-
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Topics: Paleontology, Geology
Smithsonian Field Books
by Hitchcock, A. S. (Albert Spear), 1865-1935; Chase, Mary Agnes, 1869-1963
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Topics: Botany, Botanists, Grasses
Biodiversity Heritage Library
by Kleiman, Devra G
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This field book contains a list of photos Kleiman took during her field work in Brazil during May and June 1984. Some notes on Micueca and Sentinel (two golden lion tamarins) with KI group are also included
Topics: National Zoological Park (U.S.), Mammalogists, Golden lion tamarin
Biodiversity Heritage Library
by Rock, Joseph Francis Charles, 1884-1962
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The item consists of one folder of Rock's hand written field notes from 1922-1923. Notes are primarily written in English with some Chinese characters on loose sheets of USDA stationary. Specimens range from 5701-8032. Rock notes genus, color of specimen,specimen type, approximate size of specimen, elevation in feet, and other elements of the physical condition of the specimens. Some entries are dated
Topics: Botany, Botanists
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Topics: Ornithology, Animal behavior, Ethology