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A nomenclature of colors for naturalists and compendium of useful knowledge for ornithologists by Robert Ridgway ; with ten colored plates and seven plates of outline illustrations

Author:
Ridgway, Robert 1850-1929  Search this
Former owner:
Goode, G. Brown (George Brown),) 1851-1896 DSI  Search this
Mearns, Edgar Alexander 1856-1916 DSI  Search this
Miller, Gerrit S (Gerrit Smith),) 1869-1956 DSI  Search this
Wetmore, Alexander 1886-1978 DSI  Search this
Inscriber:
Ridgway, Robert 1850-1929 DSI  Search this
Physical description:
129 pages, XVII leaves of plates illustrations (some color) 22 cm
Type:
Terminology
Date:
1886
Topic:
Birds--Anatomy  Search this
Birds--Color  Search this
Color in nature  Search this
Color  Search this
Colors  Search this
Ornithology--Terminology  Search this
Watercolor painting--Technique  Search this
Zoological specimens  Search this
Ornithology  Search this
Call number:
QL45 .R54 1886
QL767 .R54 1886
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_272608

Portrait of Edgar Alexander Mearns (1856-1916)

Creator:
United States National Museum Photographic Laboratory  Search this
Subject:
Mearns, Edgar Alexander 1856-1916  Search this
Physical description:
6 x 4;
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1900
Circa 1900s
Topic:
Portraits  Search this
Scientists  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU000095 [SIA_000095_B27D_072]
Restrictions & Rights:
No access restrictions. Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu
No Copyright - United States
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_404051
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Portrait of Edgar Alexander Mearns (1856-1916)

Creator:
United States National Museum Photographic Laboratory  Search this
Subject:
Mearns, Edgar Alexander 1856-1916  Search this
Physical description:
6 x 4;
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1900
Circa 1900s
Topic:
Portraits  Search this
Scientists  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU000095 [SIA_000095_B27D_073]
Restrictions & Rights:
No access restrictions. Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu
No Copyright - United States
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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MS 1748 Letter in Lakota from Take-Way-From-Crow to his sister-in-law, White Cow

Creator:
Take-Way-From-Crow  Search this
Hodge, Frederick Webb, 1864-1956  Search this
Michelson, Truman, 1879-1938  Search this
La Flesche, Francis, 1857-1932  Search this
Addressee:
White Cow  Search this
Collector:
Mearns, Edgar Alexander, 1856-1916  Search this
Translator:
Black Spotted Horse, Joseph  Search this
Bordeaux, Louis  Search this
Extent:
2 Pages
Culture:
Lakota (Teton/Western Sioux)  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Date:
March 1, 1890
1915-1916
Scope and Contents:
Also includes a photostat copy 2 pages, an English translation 1 page, and miscellaneous correspondence 3 pages. Miscellaneous correspondence: Frederick W. Hodge to Truman Michelson, October 4, 1915, Autograph note; Michelson to Hodge, November 2, 1915, Autograph note signed; Hodge to Francis LaFlesche, November 2, 1915 Autograph note signed; LaFlesche to Hodge, February 11, 1916, Typescript letter signed, enclosing 1 page free English translation of Take-Way-from-Crow's letter made by Joseph Black Spotted Horse and Louis Bordeaux.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 1748
Local Note:
Autograph letter signed
Topic:
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Lakota dialect  Search this
Lakota Indians  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 1748, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS1748
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms1748

MS 7064 Material relating to Rio Verde ruins

Creator:
Mearns, Edgar Alexander, 1856-1916  Search this
Extent:
45 Pages
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Maps
Notes
Drawings
Articles
Place:
Arizona -- Archeology
Montezuma's Castle (Arizona) -- Archeology
Date:
ca. 1886-90
Scope and Contents:
Includes map of Rio Verde area showing sites; manuscript, "A Description of the 5-story Cliff-dwelling on Beaver Creek (October 27th, 1886)"; notes apparently related to the manuscript; notebook with a few pages of notes and drawings, mostly regarding MontezumaŹ¹s Castle; fragments of unidentified material.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 7064
Topic:
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Beaver Creek (Yavapai County, Ariz.) -- Archeology  Search this
Genre/Form:
Maps
Notes
Drawings
Articles
Citation:
Manuscript 7064, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS7064
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms7064

MS 1793 Vocabulary of the White Mountain Apache

Collector:
Mearns, Edgar Alexander, 1856-1916  Search this
Donor:
Hough, Walter, 1859-1935  Search this
Extent:
8 Pages
Culture:
White Mountain Apache  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southwest, New  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Vocabulary
Date:
undated
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 1793
Topic:
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Genre/Form:
Vocabulary
Citation:
Manuscript 1793, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS1793
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms1793

MS 7438 E.A. Mearns Catalog of Collections

Creator:
Mearns, Edgar Alexander, 1856-1916  Search this
Mindeleff, Cosmos, 1863-  Search this
Daniels, Stewart  Search this
Names:
American Museum of Natural History -- Photographs  Search this
Extent:
1 Volume
64 Pages
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Volumes
Pages
Place:
Arizona -- Archeology
Date:
ca. 1890
Scope and Contents:
The bound volume is a catalog of archeological and ethnological collections made on Clear Creek, Beaver Creek, Verde River, Fossil Creek, Oak Creek, and Salt River in Arizona. Included are Mearns's numbers, names, dimensions, and other descriptivive material, locations, and dates of findings (between 1884-1887). There is also a summary list of stone tools sent to the American Museum of Natural History. A few references to photographs (a note indicates what had been sent to the museum) are incomplete.
There are also a few related notes, pages from a diary, ground plans of ruins on the Middle Verde, an inventory of items taken from Montezuma's Castle, a letter from Cosmos Mindeleff concerning plans for Mearns to plot locations of ruins on a USGS quadrant map, notes concerning ruins on the San Juan River by Stewart Daniels, notes on the Acequia Ruin in Arizona, and a note on Mearns's photograps and his photography.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 7438
Citation:
Manuscript 7438, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS7438
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms7438

Botany for beginners an introduction to Mrs. Lincoln's Lectures on botany : for the use of common schools and the younger pupils of higher schools and academies by Mrs. Phelps

Title:
Lectures on botany
Mrs. Lincoln's Lectures on botany
Author:
Phelps, Lincoln Mrs. 1793-1884  Search this
Author:
Phelps, Lincoln Mrs. 1793-1884 Familiar lectures on botany, practical, elementary and physiological  Search this
Copyright holder:
Huntington, Francis Junius 1802-1878  Search this
Former owner:
Mearns, Edgar Alexander 1856-1916 DSI  Search this
Publisher:
Huntington and Savage  Search this
Physical description:
216 pages illustrations 17 cm
Type:
Textbooks
Juvenile literature
Juvenile works
Date:
1845
Topic:
Botany  Search this
Plant morphology  Search this
Botany--Study and teaching  Search this
Call number:
QK47 .P539 1845
QK47.P53 1845
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_236159

Folder 29 Mearns, Edgar Alexander (1856-1916). Includes a series of portraits, 1879-1909; a list of some of his publications on mammals; his article "Our City Birds;" obituaries; and biographical sketches, 1916-1940, and undated.

Collection Creator::
National Museum of Natural History. Division of Mammals  Search this
Container:
Box 10 of 17
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7320, National Museum of Natural History. Division of Mammals, Biographical File
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Biographical File
Biographical File / Box 10
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Edgar Alexander Mearns Papers

Creator::
Mearns, Edgar Alexander, 1856-1916  Search this
Extent:
0.25 cu. ft. (1 half document box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Field notes
Place:
Philippines
Date:
1902-1907
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of field notes of Edgar Alexander Mearns (1856-1916), an army surgeon and field naturalist. These materials are from his tours of duty in the Philippines and are heavily focused on birds.
Topic:
Research  Search this
Birds  Search this
Naturalists  Search this
Genre/Form:
Field notes
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 16-313, Edgar Alexander Mearns Papers
Identifier:
Accession 16-313
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Edgar Alexander Mearns Papers
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Box 1

Collection Creator::
Mearns, Edgar Alexander, 1856-1916  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 16-313, Edgar Alexander Mearns Papers
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Edgar Alexander Mearns Papers
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Field Notes - Philippines, 1902-1907

Collection Creator::
Mearns, Edgar Alexander, 1856-1916  Search this
Container:
Box 1 of 1
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 16-313, Edgar Alexander Mearns Papers
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Edgar Alexander Mearns Papers
Edgar Alexander Mearns Papers / Box 1
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Edgar Alexander Mearns Papers

Creator::
Mearns, Edgar Alexander, 1856-1916  Search this
Extent:
3.5 cu. ft. (7 document boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Scientific illustrations
Field notes
Drawings
Manuscripts
Black-and-white photographs
Date:
circa 1871-1916, 1934 and undated
Descriptive Entry:
This collection documents Mearns' career as a field naturalist and expedition member and consists of correspondence, 1898-1909, including photocopies of letters written by Mearns while he served on the Smithsonian-Roosevelt African Expedition of 1909; biographical material on Mearns and his family; field notes, research notes, specimen lists, photographs, and related materials concerning Mearns' field work, 1871-1911; and correspondence, photographs, drawings, and research data regarding Mearns' work on the United States-Mexican International Boundary Survey, circa 1891-1907. This finding aid also describes Mearns' papers housed in the Division of Birds, National Museum of Natural History (see series 6, boxes 8-27).
Historical Note:
Edgar Alexander Mearns (1856-1916) was an army surgeon and field naturalist. He developed an early interest in natural history, studying the flora and fauna around his home in Highland Falls, New York. Mearns was educated at Donald Highland Institute, Highland Falls, and in 1881 graduated from the College of Physicians and Surgeons of New York. In 1883, he was commissioned assistant surgeon in the Medical Corps of the Army and assigned to duty at Fort Verde, Arizona. He was transferred to Fort Snelling, Minnesota, in 1888. In 1891, Mearns was assigned to serve as medical officer with the United States-Mexican International Boundary Survey. From 1892 to 1894, Mearns explored the boundary line from El Paso, Texas, to San Clemente Island and collected 30,000 specimens of flora and fauna which were deposited in the United States National Museum (USNM). From 1894 to 1903, Mearns continued his natural history investigations while stationed at Fort Myer, Virginia; Fort Clark, Texas; Fort Adams, Rhode Island; and Fort Yellowstone. He also conducted field research in the Catskill Mountains and Florida during this period. Between 1903 and 1907, Mearns served two separate tours of duty in the Philippine Islands. While in the Philippines he made natural history collections and participated in expeditions to the three highest mountains in the islands, Mount Apo, Grand Malindang, and Mount Halcon. After returning to the United States, Mearns served at Fort Totten, New York, until his retirement from the Army on January 1, 1909. Later in that year, he was invited by Theodore Roosevelt to accompany the Smithsonian-Roosevelt African Expedition as naturalist. From 1909 to 1910, Mearns explored parts of British East Africa from Mount Kenia to the White Nile. Mearns' last expedition was in 1911, when he served as a naturalist with the Childs Frick Expedition to Africa.

Mearns' primary biological interests were ornithology and mammalogy. He was a founding member of the American Ornithologists Union and in 1909 was appointed honorary associate in zoology of the USNM.
Topic:
Mammalogy  Search this
Natural history  Search this
Ornithology  Search this
Mammalogists  Search this
Ornithologists  Search this
Genre/Form:
Scientific illustrations
Field notes
Drawings
Manuscripts
Black-and-white photographs
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7083, Edgar Alexander Mearns Papers
Identifier:
Record Unit 7083
See more items in:
Edgar Alexander Mearns Papers
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_collection:sova-sia-faru7083

6. An Ornithological Journal and Register, Edgar A. Mearns, begun October 6, 1874. Includes material on mammals of the Hudson Highlands and an index to all of the notes on birds; a list of specimens by label number and a chronological list of birds see...

Collection Creator::
Mearns, Edgar Alexander, 1856-1916  Search this
Container:
Box 8 of 27
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7083, Edgar Alexander Mearns Papers
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Edgar Alexander Mearns Papers
Edgar Alexander Mearns Papers / Series 6: Field Notes, circa 1872-1916. Located in Division of Birds. / Box 8
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-faru7083-refidd1e1010

7. Collecting List of Edgar A. Mearns. This "is a complete catalogue of all the Birds collected by me up to date, excepting only my original collection of mounted specimens, and unlabeled skins collected for exchange with the dealers," Edgar A. Mearns,...

Collection Creator::
Mearns, Edgar Alexander, 1856-1916  Search this
Container:
Box 8 of 27
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7083, Edgar Alexander Mearns Papers
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Edgar Alexander Mearns Papers
Edgar Alexander Mearns Papers / Series 6: Field Notes, circa 1872-1916. Located in Division of Birds. / Box 8
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru7083-refidd1e1025

Box 9

Collection Creator::
Mearns, Edgar Alexander, 1856-1916  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7083, Edgar Alexander Mearns Papers
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Edgar Alexander Mearns Papers
Edgar Alexander Mearns Papers / Series 6: Field Notes, circa 1872-1916. Located in Division of Birds.
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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1. Description of Nests and Eggs collected by Edgar A. Mearns. Entries from 1876-1891. Includes material collected in New York, Arizona, and Fort Snelling, Minnesota.

Collection Creator::
Mearns, Edgar Alexander, 1856-1916  Search this
Container:
Box 9 of 27
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7083, Edgar Alexander Mearns Papers
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Edgar Alexander Mearns Papers
Edgar Alexander Mearns Papers / Series 6: Field Notes, circa 1872-1916. Located in Division of Birds. / Box 9
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru7083-refidd1e1049

2. Nicholls Collection of Birds collected in southern England, circa 1875-1878.

Collection Creator::
Mearns, Edgar Alexander, 1856-1916  Search this
Container:
Box 9 of 27
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7083, Edgar Alexander Mearns Papers
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Edgar Alexander Mearns Papers
Edgar Alexander Mearns Papers / Series 6: Field Notes, circa 1872-1916. Located in Division of Birds. / Box 9
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-faru7083-refidd1e1064

3. "Notes on Some of the Birds of Fort Klamath, Oregon, Collected by Lieutenant Willis Wittich, 21st Infantry, U.S.A., With Annotations and Additions by 'The Collector'." This manuscript was compiled from notes and collections given to Mearns by Wittic...

Collection Creator::
Mearns, Edgar Alexander, 1856-1916  Search this
Container:
Box 9 of 27
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7083, Edgar Alexander Mearns Papers
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Edgar Alexander Mearns Papers
Edgar Alexander Mearns Papers / Series 6: Field Notes, circa 1872-1916. Located in Division of Birds. / Box 9
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru7083-refidd1e1076

4. "On This Spring's Migration (1878) in the Hudson Highlands." This manuscript pertains to the migration of birds to the Hudson Highlands and some of the rarer birds that were seen in the Highlands in 1878. Incomplete.

Collection Creator::
Mearns, Edgar Alexander, 1856-1916  Search this
Container:
Box 9 of 27
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7083, Edgar Alexander Mearns Papers
See more items in:
Edgar Alexander Mearns Papers
Edgar Alexander Mearns Papers / Series 6: Field Notes, circa 1872-1916. Located in Division of Birds. / Box 9
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru7083-refidd1e1088

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