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Specimen lists from C. Hart Merriam's biological survey of the San Francisco mountain region, 1889

Collection name:
Leonhard Stejneger Papers, 1753, 1867-1943
Physical Description:
1 field book
Physical Location:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Sublocation:
Box 24 Folder 15
Record type:
Fieldbook record
Object Type:
Field notes
Place:
Arizona
Utah
Grand Canyon
El Paso
New Mexico
Texas
California
San Francisco Mountains
Calabasas
Silver City
Prescott
Walnut Canyon
United States
Date Range:
1889
Start Date:
18890908
End Date:
18891121
Topic:
Herpetologists
Herpetology
Ornithology
Ornithologists
Accession #:
SIA RU007074
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Abstract:
This field book is a specimen list of mostly reptiles, amphibians, and birds that Stejneger collected during or after the biological survey of the San Francisco mountain region, 1889, led by C. Hart Merriam. Specimens listed in this field book were collected from various locations within California (ex. Calibasas), Arizona (ex. Prescott, Walnut Canyon), and the Grand Canyon. Additionally, specimens were collected in Utah, Silver City, New Mexico and El Paso, Texas. Other locations may be included. Specimen entries range from brief lists to long descriptions of the specimen, where it was found, and the weather conditions. Many reptile specimens listed are lizards and many bird specimens listed are sparrows. Also includes business card and letter from the Arizona Citizen in Tucson, Arizona.
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Leonhard Stejneger Papers, 1753, 1867-1943
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Stejneger, Leonhard, 1851-1943
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Birds and eggs sent to R. P. Nicholls

Collection name:
Edgar Alexander Mearns Papers, circa 1871-1916, 1934 and undated
Physical Description:
1 field book
Physical Location:
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.). Division of Birds
Sublocation:
Box 1 (SIA Box 8) Folder 2
Record type:
Fieldbook record
Object Type:
Field notes
Place:
United States
New York
Date Range:
1872-1878
Start Date:
1872
End Date:
1878
Topic:
Ornithology
Accession #:
SIA RU007083
Access Information:
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Abstract:
These field notes contain specimen lists of birds and eggs collected by E. Hart Merriam from around 1872-1878 that were send to R. P. Nicholls in England. Number ranges are as follows: 40s, 200s-1800s. The eggs were collected in New York, and notes about eggs include specific locality information, date collected, and the name of the species. Specimen list for birds contains sex, collector or personal number, and scientific name of the bird.
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Edgar Alexander Mearns Papers, circa 1871-1916, 1934 and undated
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Mearns, Edgar Alexander, 1856-1916
Merriam, C. Hart (Clinton Hart), 1855-1942
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List of birds sent to Clinton Hart Merriam

Collection name:
Edgar Alexander Mearns Papers, circa 1871-1916, 1934 and undated
Physical Description:
1 folder
Physical Location:
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.). Division of Birds
Sublocation:
Box 19 (SIA Box 26) Folder 8
Record type:
Fieldbook record
Object Type:
Field notes
Date Range:
1878
Start Date:
18780313
End Date:
18780313
Topic:
Ornithology
Accession #:
SIA RU007083
Access Information:
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Abstract:
List of birds Mearns sent to Clinton Hart Merriam, received on 13 March 1878. Bird species are listed with corresponding numbers beside each listing. Numbers are possibly collector numbers. Age, sex, and measurements are also recorded.
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Edgar Alexander Mearns Papers, circa 1871-1916, 1934 and undated
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Mearns, Edgar Alexander, 1856-1916
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Birds sent to C. H. Eagle

Collection name:
Edgar Alexander Mearns Papers, circa 1871-1916, 1934 and undated
Physical Description:
1 folder
Physical Location:
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.). Division of Birds
Sublocation:
Box 19 (SIA Box 26) Folder 9
Record type:
Fieldbook record
Object Type:
Field notes
Place:
United States
New York
Florida
Arlington
Fort Gates
Orange
Putnam
Date Range:
1874-1878
Start Date:
1874
End Date:
1978
Topic:
Ornithology
Accession #:
SIA RU007083
Access Information:
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Abstract:
List of birds Mearns collected sent to C. H. Eagle. Birds were collected from 1874 to 1878 in various locations including but not limited to Fort Gates (Florida), Arlington (FL), Orange County (New York), and Putman County (NY). Includes information on sex, age, and measurements. Collector numbers range from 1002 to 1725.
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Edgar Alexander Mearns Papers, circa 1871-1916, 1934 and undated
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Mearns, Edgar Alexander, 1856-1916
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Merriam, C. Hart, Bat Book, 1883 - ca. 1885

Collection name:
Division of Mammals collection, C. Hart Merriam Field Notes, 1883-1889
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
Place:
United States
New York
Sing Sing
Locust Grove
Hamilton
North Carolina
Date Range:
1883-1885
Start Date:
1883
End Date:
1885
Topic:
Mammalogy
Accession #:
SIA Acc. 12-264
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Abstract:
The catalog documents bat specimens collected by C. Hart Merriam, 1883-1885. The list includes field number, locality, sex, nature of specimen, 13 types of measurements, weight, collector, date, and remarks (usually describing habitat). Other collectors are listed, but usually only with initials. Locations include Hamilton county, Locust Grove, Sing Sing, New York; Georgetown, North Carolina.
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Division of Mammals collection, C. Hart Merriam Field Notes, 1883-1889
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Merriam, C. Hart (Clinton Hart), 1855-1942
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Bailey, V. O. (with E. A. Preble) Colorado, Idaho, Oregon, Wyoming, May 1896 - September 1896

Collection name:
Mammal Section, Bird and Mammal Labs, Fish and Wildlife Service, US Department of the Interior, Division of Mammals
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
Place:
United States
Colorado
Idaho
Oregon
Wyoming
American Falls
Ochoco Creek
Fort Klamath
Date Range:
1896
Start Date:
18960514
End Date:
18960900
Topic:
Mammalogy
Ornithology
Botany
Accession #:
SIA Acc. 12-443
Access Information:
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Abstract:
The journal documents Vernon Orlando Bailey's collecting mammal and bird specimens with Edward A. Preble in Colorado, Idaho, Oregon, Wyoming, May 14 - September 1896. Entries are dated and describe specimen collecting and travel. Entries May 14 - July 20 were written by Bailey. Second section (July 17 - September 29) by E. A. Preble. About a third of the notebook is blank. Bailey's entries are dated and headed with location. They detail travel details, route, daily activities and times of day, terrain (lava beds), vegetation, specimens collected, local vegetation consumed (camas), and weather. Locations indicate American Falls, Idaho; Ochoco River, Oregon; Elgin, Pendleton, Snake River, Rock Creek, John Day River (state unidentified). Preble's entries cover much the same details. Locations indicate Blue mountains, Beaner marsh and Drummond Lake (state unidentified); Fort Klamath, Oregon. Entries are signed. Entries document collecting of and C. H. Merriam.
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Mammal Section, Bird and Mammal Labs, Fish and Wildlife Service, US Department of the Interior, Division of Mammals
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Bailey, Vernon, 1864-1942
Preble, Edward Alexander, 1871-1957
Merriam, C. Hart (Clinton Hart), 1855-1942
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Bailey, V. O., Nevada, etc., May 1898 - July 1898

Collection name:
Mammal Section, Bird and Mammal Labs, Fish and Wildlife Service, US Department of the Interior, Division of Mammals
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
Place:
United States
Nevada
Wadsworth
Klamath Falls
Big Smoky Valley
Oregon
Date Range:
1898
Start Date:
18980506
End Date:
18980715
Topic:
Mammalogy
Ornithology
Botany
Accession #:
SIA Acc. 12-443
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.
Abstract:
The journal documents Vernon Orlando Bailey's collecting mammal and bird specimens in Nevada and Oregon, May 1898 - July 15, 1898. Entries are dated and include descriptions of travel and specimen collecting. Locations are usually listed at the top of the pages. Details include routes, campsites, daily activities with time of day, terrain (including elevation), vegetation, ranches visited, observed wildlife, and specimens collected. Includes a note stating at date July 15, "from this date on, Dr. Merriam keeps the journal. [signed] Vernon Bailey." Half the notebook is blank. Often locations are indicated by name of valleys, mountains, or rivers. Locations includes Wadsworth, Smoky Valley, Eureka, Elko, Ragtown, Nevada; Klamath Falls, Oregon.
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Mammal Section, Bird and Mammal Labs, Fish and Wildlife Service, US Department of the Interior, Division of Mammals
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Bailey, Vernon, 1864-1942
Merriam, C. Hart (Clinton Hart), 1855-1942
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Goldman, E. A., and L. J., California, 1902

Collection name:
Mammal Section, Bird and Mammal Labs, Fish and Wildlife Service, US Department of the Interior, Division of Mammals
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
Place:
United States
California
Paraiso Springs
Paso Robles
Date Range:
1902
Start Date:
19020705
End Date:
19020923
Topic:
Mammalogy
Accession #:
SIA Acc. 12-443
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Abstract:
The field book documents field work of Edward A. Goldman and Luther J. Goldman in California, July 5 - September 23, 1902. Entries are dated and cover travel details (destinations, time of day, mode of transportation, distances, campsites), terrain (altitude), locations where field work completed, and travel with C. H. Merriam. Some locations are indicated with names of ranches. Most of the notebook is blank. Locations include Paraiso Springs, Tassajara Creek, Pine Valley, Salinas River, Cone Peak, Paso Robles.
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Mammal Section, Bird and Mammal Labs, Fish and Wildlife Service, US Department of the Interior, Division of Mammals
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Goldman, Edward Alphonso, 1873-1946
Goldman, Luther J.
Merriam, C. Hart (Clinton Hart), 1855-1942
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Merriam, C. Hart - US, osteological catalog, 1872 - 1889

Collection name:
Division of Mammals collection, C. Hart Merriam Field Notes, 1883-1889
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
Place:
United States
Date Range:
1872 - 1889
Start Date:
1872
End Date:
1889
Topic:
Mammalogy
Accession #:
SIA Acc. 12-264
Access Information:
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Abstract:
The osteological catalog documents C. Hart Merriam's collecting, 1872 - 1889. Entries include specimen number, name of species, age and sex, locality (state, town), date, part of skeleton, whence obtained, prepared by, and remarks. These include addition information about age, method caught, another specimen number. Sometimes include USNM catalog number. Locations are across the United States.
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Division of Mammals collection, C. Hart Merriam Field Notes, 1883-1889
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Merriam, C. Hart (Clinton Hart), 1855-1942
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Merriam, C. Hart et al. - US, bird catalog, ca. 1863 - 1884

Collection name:
Division of Mammals collection, C. Hart Merriam Field Notes, 1883-1889
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
Place:
United States
Date Range:
1863-1884
Start Date:
1863
End Date:
1884
Topic:
Ornithology
Accession #:
SIA Acc. 12-264
Access Information:
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Abstract:
The field catalog documents C. Hart Merriams' collecting of birds, 1863 -1884. Pages are numbered. Entries include specimen number (1 - 2415), name of species, sex, locality(town, state), date, whence obtained, prepared by, collected by. Some include remarks describing stomach contents, collecting method, specimen preparation, appearance, nest. Locations are across the United States.
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Division of Mammals collection, C. Hart Merriam Field Notes, 1883-1889
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Merriam, C. Hart (Clinton Hart), 1855-1942
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Merriam, C. Hart et al. - US 1883 - 1888

Collection name:
Division of Mammals collection, C. Hart Merriam Field Notes, 1883-1889
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
Place:
United States
Canada
Date Range:
1883-1888
Start Date:
1883
End Date:
1888
Topic:
Mammalogy
Accession #:
SIA Acc. 12-264
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.
Abstract:
The field catalog documents C. Hart Merriams' collecting 1883 - 1888. Entries include specimen number (1 - 4655), name, date, USNM catalog number (not always sequential), date, sex, nature of specimen, length, weight, locality, collector, prepared by, and remarks. Remarks include presence of embryos, collecting site, age, collecting location, original number, and appearance. Locations are across United States and Canada.
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Division of Mammals collection, C. Hart Merriam Field Notes, 1883-1889
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Merriam, C. Hart (Clinton Hart), 1855-1942
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