Roderick Ross MacFarlane Field Books, 1861-1866 and undated, from the Division of Birds

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This collection contains 11 folders of notes on birds collected by Roderick Ross MacFarlane, originally maintained by the National Museum of Natural History, Division of Birds. MacFarlane collected birds in the Northwest Territories, Canada, with Robert Kennicott. Notes within this collection record details on specimens collected from 1861 to 1866. Also included is correspondence to Spencer Baird and others. MacFarlane's unpublished manuscript of arctic birds he collected in Canada is also included. MacFarlane's packing lists are not cataloged here.

Date Range

1861-1866 and undated

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


  • Northwest Territories
  • Canada


Collection record

Accession #

SIA Acc. 12-313


11 field books

Physical Location

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