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Field notes, Guatemala, 1947 (1)

Catalog Data

Collection name:
Division of Mammals, C. O. Handley field notes, 1942-1993
Physical Description:
1 field book
Physical Location:
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.). Division of Mammals
Record type:
Fieldbook record
Object Type:
Field notes
Date Range:
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The field book (1 of 3) documents C. O. Handley's field work in Guatemala, March - April, 1947. Entries are often fragmentary notes and lists. In the beginning there are lists of expenses (dated) and contact information. Entries follow that are more narrative in style but not long narratives like Handley's other journals. They are dated and headed with location, followed with descriptions of terrain and vegetation, travel details, colleagues and officials (often lists full names) with whom met, notes on fauna including birds (sometimes as lists, sometimes detailing abundance / rarity, behaviors observed, locations), and sometimes descriptions of local inhabitants (may have interviewed them about wildlife).
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Accession #:
SIA Acc. 12-448
Access Information:
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.
See more records from this collection:
Division of Mammals, C. O. Handley field notes, 1942-1993
See more records associated with this person:
Handley, Charles O. (Charles Overton), 1924-2000
Data Source:
Smithsonian Field Book Project