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Edgar Alexander Mearns Papers, circa 1871-1916, 1934 and undated

Extent:
238 field books
Physical Location:
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.). Division of Birds
Record type:
Collection record
Place:
United States
Mexico
Phillippines
Kenya
Uganda
Ethiopia
Yemen
Italy
Egypt
South Sudan
Japan
Guam
England
Date Range:
1848-1916
Topic:
Aves
Mammalia
Amphibia
Reptilia
Osteichthyes
Animalia
Birds
Mammals
Rodents
Reptiles
Amphibians
Fish
Accession #:
SIA RU007083
Access Information:
At least 24 hours advance notice is recommended to consult this collection. Contact the Division of Birds at (202) 633-0800 to make an appointment.
Description:
This collection contains 238 items including diaries, itineraries, specimen lists, field correspondence, photographs, manuscripts containing field data, and maps. This record does not describe materials that do not contain natural history notes. This record also does not describe research notes, publications (or proofs for publication), correspondence not relating to field work, personal papers not containing natural history notes, and materials strictly containing military information. For information about these other materials, see the descriptions in the finding aid listed under the "Related Materials" section of this paper. The field notes within this collection tend to fall into the following categories: notes from New York and the east coast United States; notes from Oregon and the Pacific Northwest; notes taken during the United States and Mexican Boundary Survey or along the Mexican boundary area; notes taken in the Mid and South West including Camp Verde (Arizona), Fort Snelling (Minnesota), Texas, and Circleville (Ohio); notes taken during Mearns's military service in the Philippines; notes taken during the Smithsonian-Roosevelt African Expedition; notes taken during the Childs Frick African Expedition; and notes taken by Edgar Mearns's son, Louis di Zerega Mearns.
See more records associated with this collector:
Mearns, Edgar Alexander, 1856-1916
Mearns, Louis di Zerega
See more records associated with this expedition:
United States and Mexican Boundary Survey (1848-1855)
Smithsonian African Expedition (1909)
Mt. Halcon Expedition
See more records from this field book collection:
Edgar Alexander Mearns Papers, circa 1871-1916, 1934 and undated
Data Source:
Field Book Registry
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