Edward Alexander Preble Papers, 1887-1957 and undated

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Edward Preble (1871-1957) worked for the Bureau of Biological Survey, 1892 -1928. Diaries and notebooks document field investigations of the birds and mammals of the northwest regions of Canada and the United States for the Bureau. While in the field for the Bureau, Preble kept detailed field diaries and notebooks. In addition, Preble always recorded observations of the local flora, fauna, and physical surroundings near his Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Washington, D.C., homes.

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  • Mammalia
  • Aves
  • Animalia
  • Mammals
  • Birds


  • Canada
  • United States
  • Wyoming
  • Alaska
  • British Columbia
  • Hudson Bay
  • Aleutians West
  • Pennsylvania


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Accession #

SIA RU007252


24 field books

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Smithsonian Institution Archives