Natural History, Northwest Boundary Survey, Birds I

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Abstract

The notebook titled "Natural History, Northwest Boundary Survey, Birds I" documents Caleb Kennerly's observations of birds during 1857-1859 in and around Washington and Puget Sound. Entries are listed by specimen number, name of bird, and include location date, and measurements. In some cases entries include further detail. These vary, but include a combination of description of appearance (sometimes extensive descriptions of colors), actions observed, surrounding environment, remarks about related specimens, and how commonly observed in an area (including names of locations). Some of these narrative entries can be a half to a full page in length. Locations mentioned around Washington include Camp Chiloweyuck, Barclay's Sound, Port Townsend, Steilacoom, and Semiahmoo Bay.

Date Range

1857-1859

Start Date

1857

End Date

1859

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Topic

  • Animals
  • Birds
  • Ornithology

Place

  • Steilacoom
  • Semiahmoo Bay
  • United States
  • Port Townsend
  • Puget Sound
  • Washington

Form/Genre

  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes

Accession #

SIA RU007202

Collection name

Caleb Burwell Rowan Kennerly Papers, 1855-1860

Physical Description

1 field book

Physical Location

Smithsonian Institution Archives

Sublocation

Box 1 Folder 1