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These papers include journals, field books, memoranda books, and zoological notes kept by Caleb Burwell Rowan Kennerly while serving with the United States-Mexican
Boundary Survey, 1855-1857, and the Northwest Boundary Survey, 1857-1860. Also included is a copy of a letter from G. Simpson to Joseph Henry, December 10, 1857, concerning
arrangements for the transportation of specimens collected by the Northwest Boundary Survey. In a few instances, notes kept on both the United States-Mexican Boundary Survey
and Northwest Boundary Survey appear in the same journal. Notes made by George Gibbs, geologist and interpreter for the Northwest Boundary Commission, are contained in a few
of the journals.
Caleb Burwell Rowan Kennerly (d. 1861) served as surgeon and naturalist on the Pacific Railroad Survey of the 35th parallel, 1853-1855; United States-Mexican Boundary
Survey, 1855-1857; and the Northwest Boundary Survey, 1857-1861.