William Palmer Field Notes, 1887, 1900, from the Division of Birds

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This collection contains 22 field books on birds collected by William Palmer, originally maintained by the National Museum of Natural History, Division of Birds. Documents range from 1836-1921, and include such localities as the United States, Canada, Cuba, Indonesia, Belize, Nicaragua, and Costa Rica. Included within this collection are field notes and catalogs of bird and mammal specimens, black-and-white photographs, manuscripts, and other miscellaneous notes and materials.

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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
  • Mammalia
  • Animalia
  • Birds
  • Mammals


  • District of Columbia
  • United States
  • Kentucky
  • Belize
  • Florida
  • Costa Rica
  • Canada
  • Cuba
  • Nicaragua
  • Alaska
  • Virginia
  • Maryland
  • Indonesia


Collection record

Accession #

SIA Acc. 12-324


22 field books

Physical Location

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