D. B. Burrows Field Notes, 1870 - 1919, 1940, undated, from the Division of Birds

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This collection is comprised of field notebooks, specimen cards, and correspondence, documenting the oological collection of Daniel B. Burrows, ca. 1870 - 1919. Notebooks include descriptions of specimen habitat, nest composition and locality, and bird behavior. Documented field work occurred primarily in Illinois, southern Texas, and northeast Mexico. Correspondence primarily relates to requests, purchase, exchange, and study of specimen sets with various collectors across the United States. There is a series of correspondence with Charles Emil Bendire, while he was honorary curator of the Department of Birds' Eggs, United States National Museum. Letters from 1940 provide details about provenance of the collection and related specimens.

Date Range

1870 - 1919, 1940, undated

Access Information

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  • Aves
  • Animalia
  • Birds


  • United States
  • Texas
  • Illinois
  • Mexico


Collection record

Accession #

SIA Acc. 14-192


15 field books

Physical Location

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