Northwest Boundary Survey, May 2-August 31, 1860

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The journal records Caleb Kennerly's observations during May 2 - August 31, 1860 during his participation in the Northwest Boundary Survey, 1857-1861. Entries are chronological, headed by date, and are journal style. Details included more personal than in some other field books in collection. Information includes daily activities of the captain and Survey participants, destinations, weather, descriptions of specimens caught, methods of travel, issues with supplies and transport, and description of terrain. Locations mentioned include Sinyakwateen [Seneacquoteen], Idaho; Cascade Mountains; Oregon; Washington; and British Columbia. In the back is a list of medications left at intermediate stops and a map of their route, with notes.

Date Range


Start Date

May 02, 1860

End Date

Aug 31, 1860

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  • Vancouver Island
  • Oregon
  • Seneacquoteen
  • Cascade Mountains
  • Semiahmoo Bay
  • United States
  • British Columbia
  • Washington


  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes
  • Diary

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 6