Mammals Observed while serving with the U.S.-Mexican Boundary Survey, 1855

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The loose sheets of paper entitled "Mammals Observed while serving with the U.S.-Mexican Boundary Survey, 1855" detail Caleb Kennerly's observations during the United States - Mexican Boundary Survey, 1848-1855. Entries are per type of wildlife (i.e. coyote, gray wolf, and gray fox), and are referred to by their scientific and common name, sometimes additionally headed with location. Each are usually several pages, and read like a report, describing where common; numbers in the areas; how local inhabitants view their presence; coexistence with domesticated animals and wildlife; observations made during the Survey's progression; and behavior, characteristics, and appearance. Locations mentioned include locations of the United States (New Mexico, Texas, and Devil's River) and Mexico (Chihuahua, Sonora, and Rio Grande) . There is a photocopy of the original material in the folder.

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  • New Mexico
  • United States
  • Texas
  • Rio Grande River
  • Mexico
  • Chihuahua
  • Sonora


  • 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 8