Northwest Boundary Survey, December 1857 (First Cruise of Sloop Fanny)

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The notebook documents Caleb Kennerly's observations during the Northwest Boundary Survey, September 1856 - December 1857. Entries are dated and are journal style. First sections refers to planting, harvesting, and processing grain. Includes lists of birds observed in the Orcas Island, descriptions of daily activities, sailing conditions, names and activities of Survey participants. Also includes calculations. Some pages are difficult to read because of faded writing. Locations include the San Juan Islands in Puget Sound of Washington.

Date Range


Start Date

Sep 17, 1856

End Date

Dec 22, 1857

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  • Animals
  • Birds
  • Ornithology


  • United States
  • Orcas Island
  • San Juan Islands
  • Washington


  • 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 3