Catalog of fishes and mammals, Point Barrow Polar Expedition, 1881-1883

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This field book contains John Murdoch's catalogue on fishes and mammals made by the Point Barrow Polar Expedition, 1881-1883. Collections are from Alaska (possibly near Point Barrow) between approximately 10 February 1882 to 16 September 1883. Catalogue contains specimen number, binomial, name in another language (possibly Iñupiaq), date, and a second set of numbers abbreviated "mt". Fish specimen are recorded on pages 1 and 2 with numbers ranging from 576 to 1769. Mammal specimen are recorded on pages 65-72 with numbers ranging from 509-1541. These also include weight of the specimen.

Date Range


Start Date

Feb 10, 1881

End Date

Sep 16, 1883

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  • Ichthyology
  • Mammalogy
  • Naturalists


  • United States
  • Alaska


  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes

Accession #

SIA RU007203

Collection name

John Murdoch journals, 1881-1883

Physical Description

1 field book

Physical Location

Smithsonian Institution Archives


Box 1 Folder 3