Charles Overton Handley Field Notes, 1948-1950, 1952, from the Division of Birds

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This collection contains field notes created by Charles Overton Handley, originally maintained by the National Museum of Natural History, Division of Birds. Three field books created 1948-1950, and 1952 contain notes on birds collected in Canada, Greenland, and Bechuanaland [currently Botswana] (although localities are in modern day Namibia). The 1952 field notes in Bechaunaland were a result of the Handley's participation in the Peabody-Harvard Expedition. Work in Panama. |Journal entries tend to be detailed and extensive, sharing personal and professional observations and details.

Date Range

1948-1950, 1952

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.


  • Aves
  • Animalia
  • Birds


  • Canada
  • Namibia
  • Greenland


Collection record

Accession #

SIA Acc. 12-299


1 field book

Physical Location

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