Edward William Nelson Field Notes, 1869-1886, from the Division of Birds

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This collection contains five field books on birds collected by Edward William Nelson, originally maintained by the National Museum of Natural History, Division of Birds. Nelson's field notes were recorded between 1869 and 1886 and document birds collected in Alaska, Arizona, New Mexico, Utah, Illinois, California, and Indiana.

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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


  • Indiana
  • United States
  • New Mexico
  • Illinois
  • Alaska
  • California
  • Arizona
  • Utah


Collection record

Accession #

SIA Acc. 12-320


5 field books

Physical Location

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