Charles Bendire Field Books, circa 1865-1896, from the Division of Birds

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Description

This collection consists of 11 field books created by Charles Bendire, originally maintained by the National Museum of Natural History, Division of Birds. These field books contain ornithological and zoological data collected from approximately 1865 to 1896 in various United States localities and in Mexico. Bendire collected birds and eggs, and observed bird nests in Arizona, Oregon, Montana, California, Washington Territory, the east coast United States, and New Mexico. One of Bendire's field books contains notes on reptiles, amphibians, mammals, and fish. Also included is correspondence and a book containing a list of other correspondence.

Date Range

circa 1865-1896

Access Information

At least 24 hours advance notice is recommended to consult this collection. Contact the Division of Birds at (202) 633-0800 to make an appointment.

Topic

  • Aves
  • Mammalia
  • Amphibia
  • Reptilia
  • Osteichthyes
  • Animalia
  • Birds
  • Fish
  • Amphibians
  • Reptiles
  • Mammals

Place

  • Oregon
  • Montana
  • United States
  • New Mexico
  • Mexico
  • California
  • Florida
  • Washington
  • Arizona
  • Pennsylvania

Form/Genre

Collection record

Accession #

SIA Acc. 12-279

Extent

11 field books

Physical Location

National Museum of Natural History (U.S.). Division of Birds