Mammals Observed while serving with the Northwest Boundary Survey, 1859

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In the loose sheets of paper, Caleb Kennerly records mammals observed August, September 1859 and December 1860 while serving with the Northwest Boundary Survey, 1857-1861. Some entries are lists of scientific names, others include a combination of: date, scientific or common name, specimen number, measurements, and sex. Interspersed are observations about appearance and how common the wildlife is in certain areas. Wildlife includes a variety of mammals and birds. Some entries are by date. Entries include gaps of time. Locations are throughout Washington with mentions are Skagit and Similkameen River.

Date Range


Start Date

Aug 28, 1859

End Date

Sep 09, 1860

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  • United States
  • Washington
  • Similkameen River


  • 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 9