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Vernon Bailey Papers, 1889-1941 and undated, field notes and journals, 1889-1941

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83 field books
Physical Location:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Record type:
Collection record
United States
Grand Canyon
New Mexico
North Dakota
Glacier National Park
New York
Yellowstone National Park
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This collection of field notes is part of a larger collection of the papers of Vernon Bailey which can be found using the same record unit number (RU7267). This collection consists of field notes and journals documenting Vernon Orlando Bailey's career as a field naturalist for the Bureau of Biological Survey and its predecessor the Division of Economic Ornithology and Mammalogy of the Department of Agriculture, 1889-1933. Also included are notes and journals from field trips made by Bailey after his retirement from the Biological Survey in 1933, particularly in relation to his research on how to create more humane animal traps. The field notes contain a record of flora and fauna observed and collected by Bailey. Also included are narrative journal entries, specimen lists, travel itineraries, expense accounts, miscellaneous notes, and drawings. Field books often contain loose pressed flower and plant specimens.
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Castoridae  Search this
Chiroptera  Search this
Heteromyidae  Search this
Cervidae  Search this
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Animalia  Search this
Plantae  Search this
Rodents  Search this
Prairie dogs  Search this
Kangaroo rats  Search this
Jumping mice  Search this
Beavers  Search this
Wolves  Search this
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Bobcat  Search this
Opossums  Search this
Foxes  Search this
Deer  Search this
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Accession #:
SIA RU007267
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Bailey, Vernon, 1864-1942
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Vernon Bailey Papers, 1889-1941 and undated, field notes and journals, 1889-1941
Data Source:
Smithsonian Field Book Project