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Bald Eagle Nest With Eggs Spotted on Cape Cod for the First Time in 115 Years

Creator:
Smithsonian Magazine  Search this
Type:
Blog posts
Smithsonian staff publications
Blog posts
Published Date:
Mon, 01 Jun 2020 11:00:00 +0000
Topic:
Custom RSS  Search this
See more posts:
Smithsonian Article Database
Data Source:
Smithsonian Magazine
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:posts_6666068b485ebea1610a4e213d09c527

Edward Alexander Preble Papers

Topic:
Nature magazine
Creator::
Preble, Edward Alexander, 1871-1957  Search this
Extent:
8.5 cu. ft. (16 document boxes) (2 half document boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Field notes
Diaries
Manuscripts
Black-and-white photographs
Date:
1887-1957 and undated
Descriptive Entry:
These papers document Preble's personal life and careers with the Bureau of Biological Survey and the American Nature Association, and include general correspondence, primarily incoming; published and unpublished manuscripts for scientific and conservation work; addresses and reports by others; field notebooks, diaries, lists and checklists for his field explorations and local observations; research notes for his scientific publications on mammals and birds of the northwest; auction catalogs for skins; newsclippings and photographs; and biographical information on Preble.
Historical Note:
Edward Alexander Preble (1871-1957) was a naturalist and conservationist who conducted major field explorations of the birds and mammals of the northwest regions of Canada and the United States. Preble was born in Sommerville, Massachusetts, and developed a strong interest in natural history during his youth in Wilmington, Massachusetts, and summers in Ossipee, New Hampshire. Early natural history contacts included Frank Blake Webster and Frank Harris Hitchcock. Preble graduated from high school in Woburn, Massachusetts, in 1889. Through his acquaintance with Hitchcock, Preble was appointed a field naturalist with the Bureau of Biological Survey in 1892 under Clinton Hart Merriam. Preble was appointed assistant biologist in 1902, biologist in 1924, and senior biologist in 1928.

Preble began his field work career with Vernon Orlando Bailey in Texas, and worked in Georgia, Maryland, Oregon, Washington, and Utah, conducting life zone samplings. In 1900 Preble began his major field explorations for the bureau with a trip to the Hudson Bay region of Canada with his brother, Alfred Emerson Preble. In 1901 the Preble brothers traveled and collected in the Athabaska-Mackenzie (Canada) regions. In 1903 and 1904 the brothers continued their explorations of this region with Merritt Cary, and Edward Preble remained in the Mackenzie River region alone through the winter of 1903-1904. The results of these explorations were published by Preble in A Biological Investigation of the Athabaska-Mackenzie Region, U.S. Department of Agriculture, North American Fauna 27, 1908. Preble also traveled through the Athabaska-Mackenzie region to the Barren Grounds with Ernest Thompson Seton in 1907.

In 1910 Preble, accompanied by George and Samuel Mixter, explored the Stikine River in Alaska, as well as Alberta, British Columbia, Montana, and North Dakota. Preble was sent to investigate the status of the elk in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, in 1911. In 1913, Preble led a big-game hunt in British Columbia for Charles Robert Cross. In 1914 Preble, Wilfred Hudson Osgood, and George H. Parker served on a federal commission to study and report on the fur seals of the Pribilof Islands, Alaska. In addition to the report, published in 1915, Preble also compiled A Biological Investigation of the Pribilof Islands, U.S. Department of Agriculture, North American Fauna 46, 1923. Preble's last major field exploration was an investigation of the status of waterbirds of the Athabaska and Peace River deltas with Luther J. Goldman in 1934.

Preble kept detailed field diaries and notebooks with observations on the animals and birds he was studying, flora and physical surroundings, weather, routes and distances traveled, individuals encountered, sketches of trapper and Indian life, and Indian terms for animals and plants. Most of these trips are represented in the collection. Preble's research for the Bureau of Biological Survey resulted in faunal surveys and conservation/wildlife management reports, with few systematic or taxonomic studies.

In addition to field explorations, Preble always recorded observations of the local flora, fauna and physical surroundings in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and the Washington, D.C., area. Preble lived in Washington, D.C., but also owned a cabin in Fairfax, Virginia, and a farm in Ossipee, New Hampshire. With Waldo Lee McAtee and Alexander Wetmore, Preble conducted local bird counts for the Audubon National Society which were published in Bird-Lore.

Preble served as chairman of the Editorial Committee for the American Society of Mammalogists' Journal of Mammalogy from 1930 to 1935, was made a fellow of the American Ornithologists' Union (AOU) in 1935, and was a member of its Bird Protection Committee.

In his later years with the Bureau of Biological Survey as senior biologist, Preble became very interested in wildlife management and conservation. In 1925 Preble was appointed consulting naturalist for Nature Magazine, and in 1935 he retired from government service to become associate editor. Until his death in 1957, he edited, reviewed, and wrote articles for Nature Magazine, the publication of the American Nature Association. He maintained contacts with other conservationists through the American Humane Association, the Emergency Conservation Committee, the National Parks Association, the Committee on Wildlife and the Committee on Preservation of Natural Conditions of the National Research Council, and the Permanent Wild Life Protection Fund.

Preble published extensively throughout his life. In a bibliography published in 1965, McAtee credits Preble with 239 published items of 1500 pages in the form of articles, books, reports, annotations, and edits of other works. Preble published several major faunal surveys for the Bureau of Biological Survey as well as a few systematic revisions and wildlife management reports. He published bird counts and observations in The Auk and Bird-Lore, and wrote many articles for Nature Magazine and other scientific and conservation journals. He also annotated three narratives of early explorers in the northwest, Samuel Hearne, David Thompson, and Thomas Hutchins (unpublished). Although Preble was considered a dilatory correspondent, the collection contains a large volume of incoming correspondence, especially from Charles Christopher Adams, Harold Elmer Anthony, Rosalie Edge, Francis Harper, William Temple Hornaday, Roderick Ross MacFarlane, Clinton Hart Merriam, Olaus Johan Murie, Wilford Edwin Sanderson, Ernest Thompson Seton, J. B. Tyrrell, and Richard W. Westwood. There is little outgoing correspondence since Preble usually wrote letters by hand.
Topic:
Mammalogy  Search this
Ornithology  Search this
Naturalists  Search this
Genre/Form:
Field notes
Diaries
Manuscripts
Black-and-white photographs
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7252, Edward Alexander Preble Papers
Identifier:
Record Unit 7252
See more items in:
Edward Alexander Preble Papers
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-faru7252

Reports on the fishes, reptiles and birds of Massachusetts / published agreeably to an order of the Legislature, by the commissioners on the Zoological and Botanical Survey of the State

Title:
Fishes, reptiles and birds of Massachusetts
Author:
Massachusetts Zoological and Botanical Survey  Search this
Emerson, George B (George Barrell) 1797-1881  Search this
Storer, David Humphreys 1804-1891  Search this
Peabody, William Bourn Oliver 1799-1847  Search this
Ill:
Wyman, Jeffries 1814-1874  Search this
Former owner:
Dwight, Jonathan 1858-1929 DSI  Search this
Tucker, Marcia Brady DSI  Search this
Girard, Charles 1822-1895 DSI  Search this
Gill, Theodore 1837-1914 DSI  Search this
Henry, Joseph 1797-1878 DSI  Search this
Clark, Austin Hobart 1880-1954 DSI  Search this
Middlebury College DSI  Search this
Lithographer:
T. Moore's Lithography  Search this
Physical description:
xii, [4], 426 p., IV leaves of plates : ill. (lithographs) ; 26 cm
Type:
Electronic resources
Place:
Massachusetts
Date:
1839
Topic:
Fishes  Search this
Reptiles  Search this
Birds  Search this
Zoology  Search this
Call number:
QL183 .M37 1839
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_696049

The Ipswich sparrow (Ammodramus princeps Maynard) and its summer home. By Jonathan Dwight, with a colored plate

Author:
Dwight, Jonathan 1858-1929  Search this
Nuttall Ornithological Club  Search this
Physical description:
56 p. plate. 28 cm
Type:
Electronic resources
Place:
Massachusetts
Date:
1895
Topic:
Sparrows  Search this
Call number:
QL696.P246 D84 1895
QL696.P246D84 1895
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_360283

A list of the officers and members, present and past, of the Nuttall Ornithological Club of Cambridge : together with the by-laws of the club

Author:
Nuttall Ornithological Club  Search this
Subject:
Nuttall Ornithological Club  Search this
Physical description:
55 p. ; 23 cm
Type:
Electronic resources
Place:
North America
Massachusetts
Date:
1899
[1899]
Topic:
Birds--Societies and clubs  Search this
Birds--Societies, etc  Search this
Ornithology--Societies, etc  Search this
Call number:
QL671 .N983 1899
QL671.N983 1899
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_321940

Reports of the Commissioners on the Zoological Survey of the state

Author:
Massachusetts Zoological and Botanical Survey  Search this
Gould, Augustus A (Augustus Addison) 1805-1866  Search this
Harris, Thaddeus William 1795-1856  Search this
Emerson, George B (George Barrell) 1797-1881  Search this
Storer, David Humphreys 1804-1891  Search this
Peabody, William Bourn Oliver 1799-1847  Search this
Emmons, Ebenezer 1799-1863  Search this
Former owner:
Jackson, Charles T (Charles Thomas) 1805-1880 DSI  Search this
Associated name:
Gould, Augustus A (Augustus Addison) 1805-1866 DSI  Search this
Physical description:
107 pages ; 26 cm
Type:
Electronic resources
Place:
Massachusetts
Date:
1838
Topic:
Zoology  Search this
Fishes  Search this
Birds  Search this
Ichthyology  Search this
Ornithology  Search this
Call number:
QL183 .M36 1838
QL183.A1 1838
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_36552

Edward Royal Warren Negatives, 1896-1915

Creator:
Warren, Edward Royal 1860-1942  Search this
Uniform title:
Mammals of Colorado (Monograph : 1910)  Search this
The Beaver: Its Work and Its Ways (Monograph : 1927)  Search this
Subject:
Warren, Edward Royal 1860-1942  Search this
Massachusetts Institute of Technology  Search this
Colorado College Museum  Search this
Colorado College  Search this
Physical description:
9.44 cu. ft. (1 document box) (38 3x5 boxes) (9 5x8 boxes)
Type:
Glass negatives
Collection descriptions
Nitrate materials
Manuscripts
Books
Place:
Colorado
Date:
1896
1896-1915
Topic:
Engineers  Search this
Naturalists  Search this
Botany  Search this
Ornithology  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU007313
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_305127

Alexander Wetmore Papers, circa 1848-1983 and undated

Creator:
Wetmore, Alexander 1886-1978  Search this
Uniform title:
Birds of the Republic of Panama  Search this
Birds of the Republic of Panama  Search this
Subject:
Xántus, János 1825-1894  Search this
Wetmore, Alexander 1886-1978  Search this
Elliot, Daniel Giraud 1835-1915  Search this
Harris, Harry  Search this
American Committee for International Wild Life Protection  Search this
Inter-American Committee of Experts on Nature Protection and Wild Life Preservation  Search this
National Association of Audubon Societies  Search this
United States National Museum  Search this
American Ornithologists' Union  Search this
American Philosophical Society  Search this
Cosmos Club (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Explorers Club  Search this
George Washington University  Search this
Gorgas Memorial Institute of Tropical and Preventive Medicine  Search this
National Geographic Society (U.S.)  Search this
Washington Biologists' Field Club  Search this
National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)  Search this
National Academy of Sciences (U.S.) Daniel Giraud Elliot Fund  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Office of the Secretary  Search this
National Zoological Park (U.S.)  Search this
United States Bureau of Biological Survey  Search this
United States Department of Agriculture  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Assistant Secretary in charge of the United States National Museum  Search this
International Ornithological Congress  Search this
Eighth American Scientific Congress (1940: Washington, D. C.)  Search this
Physical description:
116.34 cu. ft. (206 document boxes) (10 half document boxes) (1 12x17 box) (2 16x20 boxes) (29 3x5 boxes) (13 5x8 boxes) (oversize materials)
Culture:
Portraits  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Collection descriptions
Motion pictures (visual works)
Date:
1848
1848-1983
1848-1983 and undated
Topic:
Ornithology  Search this
Paleontology  Search this
Conservation of natural resources  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU007006
See more items in:
Expedition History 1932-1934 [Walter Rathbone Bacon Travelling Scholarship Expedition (1932-1934: Siberia)]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_217206

Big Game Estimates and Inventories, 1928-1940

Creator:
United States Bureau of Biological Survey  Search this
Subject:
United States Bureau of Biological Survey  Search this
United States Department of the Interior  Search this
Physical description:
0.5 cu. ft. (1 document box)
Type:
Mixed archival materials
Collection descriptions
Date:
1928
1928-1940
Topic:
Mammalogy  Search this
Ornithology  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU007168
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_217325

Charles P. Alexander Papers, circa 1870-1979

Creator:
Alexander, Charles P (Charles Paul) 1889-1981  Search this
Subject:
Alexander, Charles P (Charles Paul) 1889-1981  Search this
Harris, Thomas R 1883-1964  Search this
Traver, Jay R. 1894-  Search this
University of Massachusetts  Search this
Cornell University  Search this
University of Kansas  Search this
Illinois Natural History Survey Division  Search this
Massachusetts Agricultural College  Search this
Entomological Society of America  Search this
Physical description:
59.41 cu. ft. (116 document boxes) (1 half document box) (2 tall document boxes)
Type:
Manuscripts
Collection descriptions
Scrapbooks
Lantern slides
Color transparencies
Black-and-white photographs
Date:
1870
1870-1979
circa 1870-1979
Topic:
Biography  Search this
Entomology  Search this
Entomologists  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU007298
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_217455

Diary, 1936-1939

Collection name:
Ira N. Gabrielson Collection, 1918-1987 : series 3, diaries of Ira N. Gabrielson, 1918-1977
Physical Description:
1 field book
Physical Location:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Sublocation:
Box 6 Folder 4
Record type:
Fieldbook record
Object Type:
Field notes
Place:
United States
Maryland
Beltsville
Great Falls
Date Range:
1936-1939
Start Date:
19360101
End Date:
19390108
Topic:
Ornithology  Search this
Accession #:
SIA RU007319
Access Information:
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.
See more records from this collection:
Ira N. Gabrielson Collection, 1918-1987 : series 3, diaries of Ira N. Gabrielson, 1918-1977
See more records associated with this person:
Gabrielson, Ira Noel, 1889-1977
Data Source:
Smithsonian Field Book Project
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fbr_item_MODSI2311
Online Media:

Enallagma geminatum

Collector:
Robert H. Gibbs  Search this
Prep Count:
1
Preparation:
Envelope
Sex:
Female
Stage:
Adult
Place:
Austin Ornithological Research Station, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States
Collection Date:
21 Jul 1951
Taxonomy:
Animalia, Arthropoda, Insecta, Odonata, Zygoptera, Coenagrionidae
Published Name:
Enallagma geminatum Kellicott, 1895
Barcode:
00376597
USNM Number:
USNMENT376597
See more items in:
Specimen Inventory
Data Source:
NMNH - Entomology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3a6b6fee2-2888-4f4a-974e-7406285d348a
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhentomology_9292295

Enallagma geminatum

Collector:
Robert H. Gibbs  Search this
Prep Count:
1
Preparation:
Envelope
Sex:
Male
Stage:
Adult
Place:
Austin Ornithological Research Station, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States
Collection Date:
21 Jul 1951
Taxonomy:
Animalia, Arthropoda, Insecta, Odonata, Zygoptera, Coenagrionidae
Published Name:
Enallagma geminatum Kellicott, 1895
Barcode:
00376648
USNM Number:
USNMENT376648
See more items in:
Specimen Inventory
Data Source:
NMNH - Entomology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/37451a620-f677-4fd3-8a2d-d9b87cbf0f54
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhentomology_9292346

Enallagma geminatum

Collector:
Robert H. Gibbs  Search this
Prep Count:
1
Preparation:
Envelope
Sex:
Male
Stage:
Adult
Place:
Austin Ornithological Research Station, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States
Collection Date:
21 Jul 1951
Taxonomy:
Animalia, Arthropoda, Insecta, Odonata, Zygoptera, Coenagrionidae
Published Name:
Enallagma geminatum Kellicott, 1895
Barcode:
00376657
USNM Number:
USNMENT376657
See more items in:
Specimen Inventory
Data Source:
NMNH - Entomology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3345fd1b3-f240-4bca-9cb2-03afe1d28923
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhentomology_9292355

Enallagma geminatum

Collector:
Robert H. Gibbs  Search this
Prep Count:
1
Preparation:
Envelope
Sex:
Male
Stage:
Adult
Place:
Austin Ornithological Research Station, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States
Collection Date:
21 Jul 1951
Taxonomy:
Animalia, Arthropoda, Insecta, Odonata, Zygoptera, Coenagrionidae
Published Name:
Enallagma geminatum Kellicott, 1895
Barcode:
00376658
USNM Number:
USNMENT376658
See more items in:
Specimen Inventory
Data Source:
NMNH - Entomology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/31208320c-7ed7-43c5-8b21-a2ec7f73c4b3
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhentomology_9292356

Enallagma geminatum

Collector:
Robert H. Gibbs  Search this
Prep Count:
1
Preparation:
Envelope
Sex:
Male
Stage:
Adult
Place:
Austin Ornithological Research Station, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States
Collection Date:
21 Jul 1951
Taxonomy:
Animalia, Arthropoda, Insecta, Odonata, Zygoptera, Coenagrionidae
Published Name:
Enallagma geminatum Kellicott, 1895
Barcode:
00376659
USNM Number:
USNMENT376659
See more items in:
Specimen Inventory
Data Source:
NMNH - Entomology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/369c7e4b6-a80a-4b23-9167-92ecb57bcd61
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhentomology_9292357

Enallagma geminatum

Collector:
Robert H. Gibbs  Search this
Prep Count:
1
Preparation:
Envelope
Sex:
Male
Stage:
Adult
Place:
Austin Ornithological Research Station, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States
Collection Date:
21 Jul 1951
Taxonomy:
Animalia, Arthropoda, Insecta, Odonata, Zygoptera, Coenagrionidae
Published Name:
Enallagma geminatum Kellicott, 1895
Barcode:
00376660
USNM Number:
USNMENT376660
See more items in:
Specimen Inventory
Data Source:
NMNH - Entomology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3430ca875-05d3-47f9-b417-00e4e840f662
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhentomology_9292358

Enallagma geminatum

Collector:
Robert H. Gibbs  Search this
Prep Count:
1
Preparation:
Envelope
Sex:
Male
Stage:
Adult
Place:
Austin Ornithological Research Station, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States
Collection Date:
21 Jul 1951
Taxonomy:
Animalia, Arthropoda, Insecta, Odonata, Zygoptera, Coenagrionidae
Published Name:
Enallagma geminatum Kellicott, 1895
Barcode:
00376664
USNM Number:
USNMENT376664
See more items in:
Specimen Inventory
Data Source:
NMNH - Entomology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3ccad00f5-bf0c-4b5f-bb1e-0945c42b6782
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhentomology_9292362

Enallagma geminatum

Collector:
Robert H. Gibbs  Search this
Prep Count:
1
Preparation:
Envelope
Sex:
Male
Stage:
Adult
Place:
Austin Ornithological Research Station, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States
Collection Date:
21 Jul 1951
Taxonomy:
Animalia, Arthropoda, Insecta, Odonata, Zygoptera, Coenagrionidae
Published Name:
Enallagma geminatum Kellicott, 1895
Barcode:
00376665
USNM Number:
USNMENT376665
See more items in:
Specimen Inventory
Data Source:
NMNH - Entomology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/310aba4dc-0f7a-40d7-991a-93f8e07b0023
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhentomology_9292363

Enallagma signatum

Collector:
Robert H. Gibbs  Search this
Prep Count:
1
Preparation:
Envelope
Sex:
Female
Stage:
Adult
Place:
Austin Ornithological Research Station, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States
Collection Date:
21 Jul 1951
Taxonomy:
Animalia, Arthropoda, Insecta, Odonata, Zygoptera, Coenagrionidae
Published Name:
Enallagma signatum (Hagen, 1861)
Barcode:
00382310
USNM Number:
USNMENT382310
See more items in:
Specimen Inventory
Data Source:
NMNH - Entomology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/328bb834d-75ee-47c2-aaa4-3e93ffe329ce
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhentomology_9298007

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