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Lepidoptera, 1918

Collection name:
Carl Heinrich field notebooks, 1916-1919, 1927, 1929
Physical Description:
1 notebook
Physical Location:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Sublocation:
Box 1 Folder 2
Record type:
Fieldbook record
Object Type:
Field notes
Place:
California
Texas
Arizona
Oregon
United States
Date Range:
1918
Start Date:
19180401
End Date:
19181012
Topic:
Entomology
Entomologists
Botany
Plant Inspection
Insect-Plant Relationships
Parasitic insects
Accession #:
SIA RU007125
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Heinrich travels to various locations in the United States including California, Oregon, Arizona, and Texas to examine plants for disease. Included in the notebook are schedules and itinerary information, lists of plants examined and locations, shopping lists, prose descriptions of work, and unfinished poem. In August of 1918, he travels to the vicinity of Houston, Texas, and inspects a variety of crops for insect infestation for the United States Department of Agriculture. The trip details are arranged by date, details given by location, sometimes by identified field. He visits fields in Anahuac, Double Bayou, and Lake Charlotte, Texas.
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Carl Heinrich field notebooks, 1916-1919, 1927, 1929
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Heinrich, Carl, 1880-1955
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Notebook kept by Rafinesque on a trip from Philadelphia to Kentucky, 1818

Alternate Title:
Book 17th of notes
Collection name:
C. S. (Constantine Samuel) Rafinesque papers, 1815-1834 and undated
Physical Description:
1 notebook
Physical Location:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Sublocation:
Box 1 Folder 3
Record type:
Fieldbook record
Object Type:
Field notes
Sketches
Maps
Itineraries
Place:
United States
Pennsylvania
District of Columbia
Kentucky
New York
Date Range:
1818
Start Date:
18181024
End Date:
1818
Topic:
Ichthyology
Mollusks
Botany
Entomology
Herpetology
Mycology
Accession #:
SIA RU007250
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Rafinesque's descriptive specimen list of fish, shells, turtles, mammals, insects, plants, and fungi collected during a field trip in 1818. This item includes numerous detailed drawings of specimen collected, especially fish. Rafinesque often uses the abbreviation "NG," probably indicating what he thinks is a "new genus." Most of the text is in French, but identifications use the English common name and a taxonomic name, and some specimen entries are in English. Some illustrations of specimen include measurements. Also included are many hand drawn maps with location names and some topographical information. Although the original archival description suggests Rafinesque began the trip in Philadelphia, earlier entries in this notebook find him in New York, and perhaps farther north. Locations Rafinesque visited various locations in Pennsylvania, Kentucky, New York, and the District of Columbia. Some locations in Pennsylvania include but are not limited to Gettysburg, Bedford, Chambersburg, and Todd. This book is also referred to as "Notes N. 17."
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C. S. (Constantine Samuel) Rafinesque papers, 1815-1834 and undated
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Rafinesque, C. S. (Constantine Samuel), 1783-1840
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Smithsonian African expedition under the direction of Col. Theodore Roosevelt (1909-1910), book 1, numbers 1-1858

Collection name:
Edgar Alexander Mearns field books, 1892-1910, from the Department of Botany
Physical Description:
1 field book
Physical Location:
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.). Main Library
Record type:
Fieldbook record
Object Type:
Field notes
Place:
Kenya
Kirinyaga
Naivasha, Lake
Date Range:
1909-1910
Start Date:
1909
End Date:
1910
Topic:
Botany
Accession #:
SIA Acc. 11-097
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Abstract:
These field notes were created as part of the ‘Smithsonian African Expedition, Under the Direction of Col. Theodore Roosevelt (1909-10).' This volume contains a list of initial identifications for specimens numbered 1 – 1858. Pasted throughout are typed notes documenting landmarks and geographic features (e.g., West Forest Kenia Station, Katheroni River) and altitudes. The geographic coverage spans what was then known as British East Africa, including frequent references to the West Kenya Forest Station and the "giant heath" zone. Also found in this volume is a typewritten page entitled ‘Documents on the plaque of Dr. E. A. Mearns on Plummer’s Island’ which cites documents from the Washington Biologists’ Field Club Archives (compiled by Dan H. Nicolson, 2000).
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Edgar Alexander Mearns field books, 1892-1910, from the Department of Botany
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Mearns, Edgar Alexander, 1856-1916
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Smithsonian African Expedition (1909)
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South American trip, 1939

Collection name:
William M. Mann and Lucile Quarry Mann field books, 1914-1940
Physical Description:
1 folder
Physical Location:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Sublocation:
Box 24
Record type:
Fieldbook record
Object Type:
Field notes
Scrapbooks
Place:
Brazil
Argentina
Rio de Janeiro
Córdoba
Buenos Aires
La Plata
Nahuel Huapí, lago
Date Range:
1939
Start Date:
19390400
End Date:
19391212
Topic:
Zoos
Zoology
Wild animal collecting
Accession #:
SIA RU007293
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Abstract:
The scrapbook was compiled by Lucile Mann, from materials gathered relating to a trip to Argentina and Brazil (1939), for the purposes of collecting and exchanging live animals with zoos in South America. Materials in the scrapbook cover sites throughout Brazil (Rio de Janeiro) and Argentina (Buenos Aires, Córdoba, La Plata, Lake Nahuel Huapi). The scrapbook appears to be arranged chronologically, and included news clippings, menus, photographs, passenger lists, postcards, original artwork (by Newbery),and advertisements for theatrical events. Journalist William H. Shippen of Washington D.C.'s Evening Star, followed the trip and wrote a series of general interest stories relating to it, which have been included. There are also clippings from Argentinean newspapers. Most photographs with captions. Subject matter includes: farewell dinner; leisure time by the pool on the ship to South America; Buenos Aires Zoo; Córdoba Zoo; La Plata Zoo; buffalo crate; informal images of expedition members and local officials (some identified); the loading of coffee on ships at harbor; general scenes of the local sites and cities visited; and a visit to the Angostura brewery.
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William M. Mann and Lucile Quarry Mann field books, 1914-1940
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Mann, Lucile Quarry, 1897-1986
Mann, William M., 1886-1960
Shippen, William H.
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Field notes : Mexico

Collection name:
James A. Peters papers, and records of the Division of Reptiles and Amphibians : series 15, field notes, 1946-1965
Physical Description:
1 folder
Physical Location:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Sublocation:
Box 49 Folder 4
Record type:
Fieldbook record
Object Type:
Field notes
Diary
Scientific illustrations
Place:
Mexico
La Barra de Navidad
Michoacán
Jalisco
Maruata
Coahuayana
Colima, Nevado de
La Placita
Guadalajara
Taxco de Alarcón
Morelia
Aquila
Maquili
Mexico City
Ciudad de México
Date Range:
1949-1950
Start Date:
1949
End Date:
19500819
Topic:
Herpetology
Herpetologists
Turtles
Snakes
Lizards
Frogs
Accession #:
SIA RU007175
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In this item, Peters records collecting events taking place between 1949 and 1950. Some pages seem out of order in this unbound notebook. At the beginning of the item is a Gazetteer of location names with descriptions. Most of these locations are within the Mexican state of Michoacan. Peters writes almost daily entries which often include detailed descriptions of the plants, soil, and surrounding environment, travel time, elevations, and air and water temperatures when applicable. Also included in these accounts are lists of reptile and amphibian specimens collected. Other materials include lists of photos taken, supply lists and laundry lists. Many of the specimen entries towards the latter part of the field notes are prefaced with sketches of specimen with citations from published works. There are many of what seems to be detailed examinations of specimen, some include illustrations. Two possible citations are to the work of Edward Harrison Taylor and Hobart M. Smith. Includes some typewritten notes like "Key to Sceloporus to be found in Jalisco and Michoacan".
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James A. Peters papers, and records of the Division of Reptiles and Amphibians : series 15, field notes, 1946-1965
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Peters, James Arthur, 1922-1972
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Field notebook, Cuba and Jamaica, 1937, 1941, [1947]

Alternate Title:
Journal of Field Explorations by Edward A. Chapin for the Smithsonian Institution, Volume 1
Collection name:
Edward Albert Chapin Field Notebooks, 1937-1947
Physical Description:
1 folder
Physical Location:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Sublocation:
Box 1 Folder 1
Record type:
Fieldbook record
Object Type:
Field notes
Diary
Place:
Cuba
Havana
Jamaica
Annotto Bay
Bluefield Bay
Hope
Ferry River
Date Range:
1937-1947
Start Date:
19370121
End Date:
19470330
Topic:
Entomology
Entomologists
Termites
Accession #:
SIA Acc. 11-085
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Abstract:
Edward Chapin collected materials and compiled notes relating to his collecting trips to Cuba and Jamaica in 1937 and 1941, conducted for the Smithsonian Institution. The diary is typed and paginated. Entries are chronological and listed by the date. During his visit to Cuba and Jamaica in 1937, Chapin traveled to Havana, met with colleagues at the University, before traveling to Santiago de las Vegas and the Estacion Experimental Agronomica de Cuba and Jamaica. In Jamaica, he mostly based out of Kingston, conducting daily collecting trips on the island. Photographs include images of colleagues at the University of Havana (identified in caption); historical sites and places where he collected; friends and family members; and demonstration of collecting dung beetles. In entries he discusses his voyage; descriptions of specimens and environments where found; visiting friends; and the local effect of the National Fruit Co. |He returns to Jamaica in 1941 to collect in many of the same locations as in 1937, collected and inspected termite infestations, and collected ant specimens among other varieties of insects. He mentions two of the goals of the 1941 trip for a colleague are collecting samples of native hardwoods and living specimens of the Jamaican Iguana. Locations visited in Jamaica include: Maumee Hill, Hope Botanical Gardens, Annotto Bay; Ferry River; Bluefields bay; and Cinchona Botanical Gardens.
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Edward Albert Chapin Field Notebooks, 1937-1947
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Chapin, Edward A.
Lewis, C. Bernard
Dixon, W. B.
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Field notebook, Colombia, 1941-1942

Alternate Title:
Colombia, 1942
Collection name:
Edward Albert Chapin Field Notebooks, 1937-1947
Physical Description:
1 folder
Physical Location:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Sublocation:
Box 1 Folder 2
Record type:
Fieldbook record
Object Type:
Field notes
Diary
clippings (information artifacts)
Black-and-white photographs
Place:
Colombia
Bogotá
Medellín
Cali
Date Range:
1941-1942
Start Date:
19410906
End Date:
1942
Topic:
Entomology
Entomologists
Beetles
Paramo ecology
Accession #:
SIA Acc. 11-085
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Chapin traveled to Colombia in 1942 to to study and collect local varieties of Coleoptera (focusing on Coccininellidae) and other insects. He spent the majority of his visit at the Instituto de Ciencias Naturales at the Universidad Nacional, working with Dr. L.M. Murillo. The diary is listed chronologically, and entries are by date. He includes details about travel to and from Colombia; visits to local sites; interactions with local officials and colleagues; sites and specimens collected, including at the páramo near Bogotá; the state of beetle collections in Colombia; observations of local daily life; and interactions with friends and his wife. He collected in the vicinity of Bogotá, Medellín, and Cali. Materials compiled include correspondence, official papers, news clippings from Colombian newspapers, and photographs.
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Edward Albert Chapin Field Notebooks, 1937-1947
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Chapin, Edward A.
Murillo, L.M.
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Field notebook, Chile, 1945

Alternate Title:
Chile -- 1945
Collection name:
Edward Albert Chapin Field Notebooks, 1937-1947
Physical Description:
1 folder
Physical Location:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Sublocation:
Box 1 Folder 3
Record type:
Fieldbook record
Object Type:
Field notes
Diary
clippings (information artifacts)
Black-and-white photographs
Place:
Chile
Puerto Varas,
Puerto Octay
Nielol
Valdivia
Temuco
Puerto Montt
Date Range:
1945
Start Date:
19450208
End Date:
19450408
Topic:
Entomology
Enotomologists
Insect-plant relationships
Parasitic insects
Plant Inspection
Accession #:
SIA Acc. 11-085
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Chapin traveled to Chile at the invitation of the Chile's Ministry of Agriculture to study insect damage to forests in the country. Entries are chronological and listed by date. Chapin discusses his travel by plane to Chile; travel through the country by train; specimens collected and their corresponding locations; descriptions of the forests of the country; interactions with colleagues; local foods tried; and local sites and towns visited. He collects in the vicinity of Puerto Montt, Puerto Varas, Puerto Octay, Valdivia, Temuco, and Termas de Puyehue. Photograph subject matter include local sites, locations visited, collecting sites, and colleagues (identified in captions). Materials collected include Chilean news clippings, photographs, and official papers.
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Edward Albert Chapin Field Notebooks, 1937-1947
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Chapin, Edward A.
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Field notes : Mexico, 1949

Alternate Title:
Mexico, 1949 : running notes
Collection name:
James A. Peters papers, and records of the Division of Reptiles and Amphibians : series 15, field notes, 1946-1965
Physical Description:
1 folder
Physical Location:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Sublocation:
Box 49 Folder 6
Record type:
Fieldbook record
Object Type:
Field notes
Diary
Place:
Mexico
Ciudad Guzmán
Jalisco
Linares
Guadalajara
Mexico City
Ciudad de México
Autlán de Navarro
Jalapa Enríquez
Michoacán
Pátzcuaro, Lago de
San Gabriel
Córdoba
Veracruz
Tamazunchale
Date Range:
1949
Start Date:
19490215
End Date:
19490523
Topic:
Herpetologists
Accession #:
SIA RU007175
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In this bound notebook on his 1949 collecting trip to Mexico, Peters provides detailed, daily narratives of his excursion and specimens found. Entries cover from Feb. 24 to May 3, 1949. As in many of the field notes in this collection, Peters often includes information about the surrounding environment by describing local flora and giving weather conditions and elevations. Descriptions of reptilian and amphibian specimen collected are often included as a narrative, for example, "I found three sceloporus under a single piece of bark on a large log about 3 feet above ground [...]. The center of the belly is light orange in 2, greenish in the 3rd [...]" (from entry entitled, "Kilometer 46, M.C. -- Cuernavaca hgwy. Feb. 28, 1949"). An itinerary of dates and locations from Feb. 15-May 23, 1949 is listed on the last pages. Two sketches of bones and one of a horse and cart at the beginning. Some locations include volcanic areas.
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James A. Peters papers, and records of the Division of Reptiles and Amphibians : series 15, field notes, 1946-1965
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Peters, James Arthur, 1922-1972
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#1757-#1975, Mary Agnes Chase expedition to Brazil, 1924-1925

Collection name:
United States National Museum, Division of Grasses, Records, 1884, 1888, 1899-1965
Physical Description:
1 photograph album
Physical Location:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Sublocation:
Box 20
Record type:
Fieldbook record
Object Type:
Field notes
Photograph albums
Place:
Brazil
Pernambuco
Paulo Afonso, Cachoeira de
Itatiáia, Parque Nacional de
Rio de Janeiro
Date Range:
1924-1925
Start Date:
1924
End Date:
1925
Topic:
Botany
Botanists
Grasses
Accession #:
SIA RU000229
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The photograph album is compiled by A.S. Hitchcock from Mary Agnes Chase’s images. Subject matter includes images of vegetation; colleagues; agricultural fields; residential structures; trails, mountain ranges. Several of Chase’s identification numbers are referenced. Locations include: Bello Jardim (Pernambuco); Rio Ipojuca; Garanhuus; Pernambuco; Paulo Affonso near turbine station; Itatiaia; Serra do Cipó; Rio de Janeiro; Vicosa; and Serra de Gramma. Most images are numbered and captioned. Some images have been digitized by SI-Archives, those are indicated by their identification numbers record in pencil next to the image.
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United States National Museum, Division of Grasses, Records, 1884, 1888, 1899-1965
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Hitchcock, A. S. (Albert Spear), 1865-1935
Chase, Mary Agnes, 1869-1963
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Field notes : Arizona, 1879, 1930, includes notes by Charles Elmer Resser, Alexander Stoyanow, and Edwin D. McKee

Collection name:
Charles D. Walcott Collection,1851-1940 and undated
Physical Description:
1 folder
Physical Location:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Sublocation:
Box 29 Folder 28
Record type:
Fieldbook record
Object Type:
Field notes
Illustrations
Place:
Arizona
Grand Canyon
Music Mountain
Del Rio
Kaibab Plateau Arizona Trail
Sink Valley
United States
Kanab Canyon
Date Range:
1879-1930
Start Date:
1879
End Date:
1930
Topic:
Geology
Paleontology
Geology, Stratigraphic--Cambrian
Accession #:
SIA RU007004
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Charles D. Walcott records observations of Grand Canyon in 1879 while in the employ of the U.S. Geological Survey, and notes on Arizona in 1930. The notebook from Grand Canyon is handwritten in pen and pencil; the center of the note book is empty, with text restarted toward the back. Entries are listed by date, and usually title location observed. Locations are extensively described, and also include sketches, inserts, descriptions of sections, details about stone types, color, texture, and fossils found. Sites mentioned include Sink Valley and Kanab Canyon. |Notes from 1930 describe sites at (Arizona) Music Mountain near Peach Springs, Del Rio, Algae in Naukoweap, Kaibab Trail, Naukoweap Creek. Includes notes by Charles Elmer Resser, Alexander Stoyanow, and Edwin D. McKee.
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Charles D. Walcott Collection,1851-1940 and undated
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Walcott, Charles D. (Charles Doolittle), 1850-1927
Resser, Charles Elmer, 1889-1943
Resser, Charles Elmer, 1889-1943
Stoyanow, Alexander
McKee, Edwin D.
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Field notes : October 15-November 3, 1879

Collection name:
Charles D. Walcott Collection,1851-1940 and undated
Physical Description:
1 folder
Physical Location:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Sublocation:
Box 32 Folder 1
Record type:
Fieldbook record
Object Type:
Field notes
Illustrations
Place:
Kanab Canyon
Arizona
Colorado River
United States
Date Range:
1879
Start Date:
18791015
End Date:
18791003
Topic:
Geology
Paleontology
Accession #:
SIA RU007004
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Charles D. Walcott records observations of geological formations in Kanab Canyon enroute to the Colorado River in 1879. Entries are hand-written, and listed by date. They detail weather, challenges of travel along the trail due to fallen rocks, details and enjoyment topography and landscape, collected fossils, plants observed growing along the cliffs, challenges of traveling the trail, and expectations research results from collecting.
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Charles D. Walcott Collection,1851-1940 and undated
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Walcott, Charles D. (Charles Doolittle), 1850-1927
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Smithsonian African expedition under the direction of Col. Theodore Roosevelt (1909-1910), book 2, numbers 1859-3094

Collection name:
Edgar Alexander Mearns field books, 1892-1910, from the Department of Botany
Physical Description:
1 field book
Physical Location:
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.). Main Library
Record type:
Fieldbook record
Object Type:
Field notes
Place:
Uganda
Changamwe
Victoria Nyanza
Albert Nyanza
Date Range:
1909-1910
Start Date:
19091017
End Date:
19100314
Topic:
Botany
Accession #:
SIA Acc. 11-097
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Abstract:
These field notes were created as part of the ‘Smithsonian African Expedition, Under the Direction of Col. Theodore Roosevelt (1909-10)’. This volume is comprised largely of specimen lists and location information. The specimen list includes collection numbers 1859-3094. Location information is generally inserted on a daily to weekly basis and includes references to landmarks, geographic features, and altitude. The geographic coverage spans what was then known as British East Africa, Uganda, Congo Free State, and Sudan. Following the specimen lists, there are twelve numbered pages that include pasted-in itineraries, maps, and a caricature of Theodore Roosevelt that was taken from a newspaper. A map insert can be found in a back pocket of the volume.
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Edgar Alexander Mearns field books, 1892-1910, from the Department of Botany
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Mearns, Edgar Alexander, 1856-1916
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Smithsonian African Expedition (1909)
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Diary 1865 - 1867

Collection name:
William H. Dall Papers, circa 1839-1858, 1862-1927
Physical Description:
1 diary
Physical Location:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Sublocation:
Box 20 Folder 2
Record type:
Fieldbook record
Object Type:
Field notes
Diary
Illustrations
Place:
Yukon River
Fort Yukon
Koyukuk Mountain
Nulato Hills
Alaska
United States
Date Range:
1867
Start Date:
18670526
End Date:
18670713
Topic:
Koyukon Indians
Geology
Ornithology
Accession #:
SIA RU007073
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Diary documents travels of William Healey Dall May 26 -July 13, 1867 during the Western Union Telegraph Expedition. Includes drawings of Koyukon Indians (employed during expedition, names included), clothing, buildings of Fort Youkon and shorelines of the Youkon [Yukon] River. Includes a medical report for Col. Buckley, and lists of supplies. Journal entries cover for May 26 -July 13, 1867. In entries he lists daily activities, types of specimens collected, terrain and vegetation, interactions with American and Russian expedition participants, travel progress, latitude and longitude positions, and detailed descriptions of geological strata of Yukon Shoreline. Locations extend along the Yukon River, including the vicinity of Fort Yukon, Koyukuk mountains, and Nulato bluffs [hills].
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William H. Dall Papers, circa 1839-1858, 1862-1927
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Dall, William Healey, 1845-1927
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Western Union Telegraph Expedition (1865-1867)
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Field notes, 1880 (1 of 2)

Alternate Title:
Notebook No. 1, 1880
Collection name:
William H. Dall Papers, circa 1839-1858, 1862-1927
Physical Description:
1 field book
Physical Location:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Sublocation:
Box 24 Folder 7
Record type:
Fieldbook record
Object Type:
Field notes
Place:
Alaska
Sitka
Bering River
United States
Mount Fairweather
Kachemak Bay
Date Range:
1880
Start Date:
18800513
End Date:
18800822
Topic:
United States Coast and Geodetic Survey
Natural history
Accession #:
SIA RU007073
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The note book documents work for the United States Coast Survey (1871-1880). Includes records from William Dall, Noyse, and Baker. Data recorded includes voyage information from California to Alaska including time, barometric readings, air and water temperature and wind direction, measured every four hours. Lists destinations, discusses composition of Alaskan population, activities of survey members, descriptions of coastal terrain, crops farmed by indigenous tribes. Some locations include the vicinity of Chugachik Bay [Kachemak Bay], Sitka, Chilkaht River [Bering River], Mount Fairweather, and Kachemak Bay. There is an index at the back of the notebook including survey locations.
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William H. Dall Papers, circa 1839-1858, 1862-1927
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Dall, William Healey, 1845-1927
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Field Notes, 1880 (2 of 2)

Alternate Title:
Notebook No. 2, 1880
Collection name:
William H. Dall Papers, circa 1839-1858, 1862-1927
Physical Description:
1 field book
Physical Location:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Sublocation:
Box 24 Folder 7
Record type:
Fieldbook record
Object Type:
Field notes
Place:
Alaska
Port Clarence
Umnak Island
Bering Sea
Arctic Ocean
Aleutian Islands
Date Range:
1880
Start Date:
18800822
End Date:
18801115
Topic:
United States Coast and Geodetic Survey
Natural history
Accession #:
SIA RU007073
Access Information:
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Abstract:
The note book documents work for the United States Coast Survey, 1880. Data recorded includes voyage information -- time, barometric readings, air and water temperature and wind direction, measured every four hours. Entries describe destinations, activities of survey members, interactions with local inhabitants, descriptions of coastal terrain, crops farmed by indigenous tribes, vegetation, and soil composition. In back are tables of sea temperatures of the Bering Sea and Arctic Ocean.
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William H. Dall Papers, circa 1839-1858, 1862-1927
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Dall, William Healey, 1845-1927
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Field notes, 1871

Alternate Title:
Notes, 1871, W.H. Dall, USCS
Collection name:
William H. Dall Papers, circa 1839-1858, 1862-1927
Physical Description:
1 field book
Physical Location:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Sublocation:
Box 24 Folder 8
Record type:
Fieldbook record
Object Type:
Field notes
Place:
United States
Dutch Harbor
Alaska
Unalaska
Round Island
Aleutian Islands
Date Range:
1871-1872
Start Date:
18710906
End Date:
18720830
Topic:
United States Coast and Geodetic Survey
Mollusks
Invertebrates
Zoology
Accession #:
SIA RU007073
Access Information:
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Abstract:
The field book documents William Dall's fieldwork in Alaska in 1871-1872 when working for the United States Coast Survey. It lists specimens collected by survey participants including mammals, birds and shells; detailed descriptions of observed specimens with measurements; geological characteristics; and terrain. Includes sketches of terrain, specimens, and geological cross sections. There are various kinds of lists including birds and mollusks of Unalaska and Arctic fauna (with Latin names). Locations include the vicinity of Ulakhta Harbor [Dutch Harbor], Unalaska, and Round Island.
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William H. Dall Papers, circa 1839-1858, 1862-1927
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Dall, William Healey, 1845-1927
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Field notes, 1871-1872

Collection name:
William H. Dall Papers, circa 1839-1858, 1862-1927
Physical Description:
1 field book
Physical Location:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Sublocation:
Box 24A Folder 10
Record type:
Fieldbook record
Object Type:
Field notes
Place:
Alaska
Amaknak Island
Aleutian Islands
Date Range:
1871-1872
Start Date:
18711026
End Date:
18720528
Accession #:
SIA RU007073
Access Information:
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Abstract:
The field book includes discussion of placement of survey equipment and calculations for work completed at Ulakhta Harbor [Dutch Harbor] and Amaknak Island. Journal entries document weather, barometer readings, temperature, wind; sketches of terrain; details about survey travel and daily activities (occasionally in entries); tides and currents; and number of men and women in different communities. Back of notebook has a list of tasks to be completed
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William H. Dall Papers, circa 1839-1858, 1862-1927
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Dall, William Healey, 1845-1927
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Field Notes, 1880

Collection name:
William H. Dall Papers, circa 1839-1858, 1862-1927
Physical Description:
1 field book
Physical Location:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Sublocation:
Box 24A Folder 12
Record type:
Fieldbook record
Object Type:
Field notes
Place:
Alaska
Hecate Strait
Baranof Island
Glacier Spit
Port Althorp
Date Range:
1880
Start Date:
18800604
End Date:
18800702
Accession #:
SIA RU007073
Access Information:
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Abstract:
The field book documents the survey work of William Dall in Alaska June to July, 1880. Entries describes terrain, travel progression, descriptions of rock observed, then includes survey data and calculations for Port Althorp and bearings from deck of the schooner, bearings from Glacier Spit. Additional locations include the vicinity of Hecate Strait and Baranof Island. Most of the notebook is blank.
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William H. Dall Papers, circa 1839-1858, 1862-1927
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Dall, William Healey, 1845-1927
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Field Notes, 1873

Collection name:
William H. Dall Papers, circa 1839-1858, 1862-1927
Physical Description:
1 field book
Physical Location:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Sublocation:
Box 24A Folder 13
Record type:
Fieldbook record
Object Type:
Field notes
Place:
Alaska
Attu Island
Amchitka Island
Kiska Island
Lituya Bay
Mulgrave, Port
Pribilof Islands
Port Moller
Saint George
Atka
Aleutian Islands
Date Range:
1873
Start Date:
18730517
End Date:
1873
Topic:
Ornithology
Geology
Accession #:
SIA RU007073
Access Information:
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Abstract:
The field book includes descriptions and observations of sites in Alaska during William Dall's work there in 1873. Most of the book is made up of different kinds of lists -- observed birds, birds collected, and species not identified by common name. Latin and common names as used throughout. Sites for which lists of observed species exist include: Attu Island, Kyska Island, Amchitka Island, Saint George, Port Moller, and Pribyloff [Pribilof] Island. Dall also describes rocks and strata observed for Atka and Kyska. Includes sketches of specimens, charts, Aleut terms for Whales, and survey measurements.
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William H. Dall Papers, circa 1839-1858, 1862-1927
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Dall, William Healey, 1845-1927
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