Watson M. Perrygo Field Books from the Division of Birds

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This collection contains 21 field books by Watson M. Perrygo, originally maintained by the Division of Birds. These items are primarily field journals and field catalogs of specimens collected from 1928-1940. Localities include but are not limited to Cuba, Haiti, Kentucky, West Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Florida. Additional individuals who contributed to the documents in this collection include John Carleton Lingebach, James Cole, H. G. Deignan, Gregor Rohwer, Lee Hamilton Parish, S. W. Parish, Henry R. Schaefer, Charles L. Wheeler, and W. M. Poole.

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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


  • North Carolina
  • Cuba
  • Haiti
  • West Virginia
  • United States
  • Tennessee
  • Kentucky
  • Florida
  • South Carolina


Collection record

Accession #

SIA Acc. 12-334


21 field books

Physical Location

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