United States Exploring Expedition, Specimen Lists from the Division of Birds

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This collection contains 1 field book and 1 folder from the United States Exploring Expedition (Wilkes Expedition), originally maintained by the Division of Birds. The material ranges from 1838-1842, and localities may include but may not be limited to the United States, Australia, Antarctica, the Philippines, Brazil, and Chile. Items consist mostly of bird specimen lists and species lists collected by Titian Ramsay Peale and R. J. Pollard, with such information as dates, localities, sex information, and United States National Museum (USNM) numbers. There are also other bird lists, invoices of specimens, and correspondence.

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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


  • South America
  • United States
  • Philippines
  • Brazil
  • Antarctica
  • Australia
  • Chile


Collection record

Accession #

SIA Acc. 12-484


1 field book, 1 folder

Physical Location

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