SIA RU007202, Kennerly, Caleb Burwell Rowan d. 1861, Caleb Burwell Rowan Kennerly Papers, 1855-1860

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Summary

Creator:
Kennerly, Caleb Burwell Rowan d. 1861
Title:
Caleb Burwell Rowan Kennerly Papers, 1855-1860
Dates:
1855, 1855-1860
Notes:
Caleb Burwell Rowan Kennerly ( -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
Summary:
These papers include journals, field books, memoranda books, and zoological notes kept by 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 Sir George Simpson of the Hudson's Bay Company to Joseph Henry, December 10, 1857, expressing his willingness to assist the Smithsonian in collecting specimens from the areas under the Company's control and agreeing to assist in 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
Topics:
Geology, Natural history
Subjects:
Gibbs, George 1815-1873, Henry, Joseph 1797-1878, Simpson, George Sir 1786 or 7-1860, Northwest Boundary Survey, 1857-1861, United States-Mexican Boundary Survey, 1855-1857, Hudson's Bay Company, Northwest Boundary Commission (1857-1862), Pacific Railroad Survey, 1851-1853
Form/Genre:
Account books, Collection descriptions, Diaries, Field notes
Local Number:
SIA RU007202
Physical Description:
0.1 linear meter

Finding Aids to Personal Papers and Special Collections in the Smithsonian Institution Archives

Record Unit 7202

Kennerly, Caleb Burwell Rowan

Caleb Burwell Rowan Kennerly Papers, 1855-1860

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: Kennerly, Caleb Burwell Rowan
Title: Caleb Burwell Rowan Kennerly Papers
Dates: 1855-1860
Quantity: 0.1 linear meter.
Collection: Record Unit 7202
Language of Materials: English

Historical Note

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.

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Introduction

This finding aid was digitized with funds generously provided by the Smithsonian Institution Women's Committee.

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Descriptive Entry

These papers include journals, field books, memoranda books, and zoological notes kept by 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.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7202, Kennerly, Caleb Burwell Rowan, Caleb Burwell Rowan Kennerly Papers

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Container List

Box 1

Folder 1 Journals: Natural History, Northwest Boundary Survey, Birds I; and Red Salmon Chiloweyuck(?)

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Folder 2 Journals: Northwest Boundary Survey, 1859; Journal, 1858; and Northwest Boundary Survey, December 1857 (First Cruise of Sloop Fanny)

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Folder 3 Journals: U.S. Boundary Survey, January 1860; and Northwest Boundary Survey, February-March 1859 (Notes on Birds)

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Folder 4 Journals: U.S. Boundary Survey, 1859-1860; Geology Notebook; and Zoology Notebook

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Folder 5 Journals: Northwest Boundary Survey, Birds, II; Northwest Boundary Survey, Chiloweyuck(?) Lake and Depot, October 22-December 4, 1858

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Folder 6 Journals: Natural History - Northwest Boundary Survey Zoology; Northwest Boundary Survey, May 2-August 31, 1860

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Folder 7 Miscellaneous

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Folder 8 Mammals Observed while serving with the U.S.-Mexican Boundary Survey, 1855

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Folder 9 Mammals Observed while serving with the Northwest Boundary Survey, 1859

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Folder 10 Notes on the zoology of the Country traversed by the U.S. & Mexican Boundary Commission (Fish and Reptiles)

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Folder 11 C.B.R. Kennerly - Report to Lt. Parke of an Expedition to Orcas Island performed in December 1857 (Northwest Boundary Survey)

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