William LaGrange Ralph Field Books from the Division of Birds

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This collection contains 16 field books and 1 folder by William LaGrange Ralph, originally maintained by the Division of Birds. Field notes generally describe the observation and collection of bird specimens, as well as detailed information on nests and collection of eggs. Included are journal-style notes as well as specimen lists with field numbers and occasionally United States National Museum (USNM) numbers. There is also a limited amount of information on mammals, as well as some correspondence and black-and-white photographs. The material in this collection spans from 1879-1901.

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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


  • New York
  • United States
  • Florida


Collection record

Accession #

SIA Acc. 12-336


16 field books, 1 folder

Physical Location

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