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Alternate Title:
N.W.B.S zoology  Search this
Collection name:
George Gibbs papers, circa 1850-1853, 1857-1862
Physical Description:
1 field book
Physical Location:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Box 1 Folder 2
Record type:
Fieldbook record
Object Type:
Field notes
United States
Colville Valley
Washington Territory
Date Range:
Start Date:
End Date:
This field book contains notes on specimen observed and collected between approximately 6 August 1859 and 5 February 1861 in Washington State near the 49th parallel and possibly in Canada. Specimen number range is approximately 1-135 (some numbers are not in order). A wide variety of specimen were collected including mammals, birds, fish, and reptiles, although the bulk of specimen are mammals and birds. Frequently listed animals include snakes, mice, rats, squirrels, grouse, goats, and trout. Descriptions range from brief two line entries, to paragraph descriptions including measurements of various body parts, preservation method, sex, and additional location information. Locations include Skagit River, Colville Valley, and Whatcom Trail. Other locations may also be included.
Zoology  Search this
Mammalogy  Search this
Ornithology  Search this
Herpetology  Search this
Ichthyology  Search this
Accession #:
SIA RU007209
Access Information:
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See more records from this collection:
George Gibbs papers, circa 1850-1853, 1857-1862
See more records associated with this person:
Gibbs, George, 1815-1873
See more records associated with this expedition:
Northwest Boundary Survey, 1857-1861
Data Source:
Smithsonian Field Book Project