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Roderick Ross MacFarlane Field Books, 1861-1866 and undated

Creator:
MacFarlane, R (Roderick) 1833-1920  Search this
Subject:
Baird, Spencer Fullerton 1823-1887  Search this
Kennicott, Robert 1835-1866  Search this
MacFarlane, R (Roderick) 1833-1920  Search this
Physical description:
1.19 cu. ft. (1.19 non-standard size boxes)
Type:
Field notes
Collection descriptions
Date:
1861
1861-1866
1861-1866 and undated
Topic:
Ornithology  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 12-313
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Field Book Project 1855-2010
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_360693

"Crossing Borders: The Smithsonian Institution and the Nineteenth-Century Diffusion of Scientific Information between the United States and Canada"

Author:
MacDonald, Bertrum H  Search this
Ed:
Apple, Rima D (Rima Dombrow) 1944-  Search this
Downey, Gregory John  Search this
Vaughn, Stephen 1947-  Search this
Subject:
MacFarlane, R (Roderick) 1833-1920  Search this
Baird, Spencer Fullerton 1823-1887  Search this
Henry, Joseph 1797-1878  Search this
Hudson's Bay Company  Search this
International Exchange Service (IES)  Search this
National Collections  Search this
United States National Museum  Search this
Physical description:
Number of pages : 20; Page numbers : 87-106
Place:
Canada
Date:
2012
Topic:
Publications  Search this
Exchanges, Literary and scientific  Search this
International exchanges  Search this
Collectors and collecting  Search this
Natural history  Search this
Publisher:
Madison, Wisconsin: University of Wisconsin Press
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_13671

Roderick Ross MacFarlane Papers

Creator::
MacFarlane, R. (Roderick), 1833-1920  Search this
Extent:
0.25 cu. ft. (1 half document box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Place:
Canada
Date:
1889
Descriptive Entry:
These papers consist of both a partial and a complete typewritten copy of Roderick Ross MacFarlane's testimony before a Canadian Senatorial Committee on January 11, 1889, concerning the resources of the Mackenzie Basin, British Columbia.
Historical Note:
Roderick Ross MacFarlane (1833-1920) was born in Scotland, but joined the Hudson's Bay Company in 1852 and spent most of the rest of his life in Canada. MacFarlane had charge of a number of fur-trading posts in western and northwestern Canada between 1852 and 1894. These posts were the only settlements in these areas and, as a result, were used as headquarters by a number of naturalists who explored and collected in the region. In 1859, Spencer F. Baird sent Robert Kennicott to the Mackenzie River area to collect for the Smithsonian Institution. Kennicott's work there stimulated MacFarlane's interest in natural history, and MacFarlane began to collect specimens from the areas where he was stationed. He made a number of important collections for the Smithsonian in this manner, chiefly of birds and mammals. He also published a few works on the birds and mammals of western and northwestern Canada.
Topic:
Natural history  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7207, Roderick Ross MacFarlane Papers
Identifier:
Record Unit 7207
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Roderick Ross MacFarlane Papers
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-faru7207

Box 1

Collection Creator::
MacFarlane, R. (Roderick), 1833-1920  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7207, Roderick Ross MacFarlane Papers
See more items in:
Roderick Ross MacFarlane Papers
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru7207-refidd1e199

Complete copy of "Answers by R. MacFarlane to the Senatorial Queries, 11, Jany., 1889, 'Great Mackenzie Basin'."

Collection Creator::
MacFarlane, R. (Roderick), 1833-1920  Search this
Container:
Box 1 of 1
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7207, Roderick Ross MacFarlane Papers
See more items in:
Roderick Ross MacFarlane Papers
Roderick Ross MacFarlane Papers / Box 1
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru7207-refidd1e207

Partial copy "From Testimony regarding the Resources of British America by R. MacFarlane, Made before a Canadian Senatorial Committee (1889?)."

Collection Creator::
MacFarlane, R. (Roderick), 1833-1920  Search this
Container:
Box 1 of 1
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7207, Roderick Ross MacFarlane Papers
See more items in:
Roderick Ross MacFarlane Papers
Roderick Ross MacFarlane Papers / Box 1
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru7207-refidd1e219

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