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The note book "Zoology " documents Caleb Kennerly's observations and collecting efforts during the United States and Mexican Boundary Survey, October 1854 - February 1855. Entries include specimen details and observation notes. Information listed includes common or scientific name, collecting location. Wildlife observed includes birds, fish, reptiles . Several pages are unreadable as the text has faded. Some entries describe daily activities of the survey, hunting, and weather. Locations named include Victoria, Texas; Devil's River; and Indianola, Texas.

Date Range


Start Date

Sep 30, 1859

End Date

Jan 31, 1859

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  • Animals
  • Zoology
  • Birds
  • Ichthyology
  • Ornithology


  • Texas
  • Indianola


  • 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


Box 1 Folder 4