Caleb Burwell Rowan Kennerly Papers, 1855-1860

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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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  • Chordata
  • Insecta
  • Aves
  • Mammalia
  • Reptilia
  • Animalia
  • Fish
  • Insects
  • Birds
  • Mammals
  • Reptiles


  • Oregon
  • Canada
  • New Mexico
  • Texas
  • Mexico
  • British Columbia
  • Puget Sound
  • Idaho
  • Washington
  • Sonora


Collection record

Accession #

SIA RU007202


14 items (reports and notebooks)

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Smithsonian Institution Archives