Journal kept by Bailey on a field trip to Grand Canyon, Arizona, July 19-August 7, 1928

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Creator

Bailey, Vernon, 1864-1942

Abstract

This item is comprised of journal entries written by Bailey while performing research "at the request of the Park Service and the Carnegie Inst. to help with their nature exploration program" in the Grand Canyon in Arizona from July 19-August 7, 1928. The notes include narrative accounts of Bailey's team's efforts to collect plants, mammals, birds, and reptiles, in the vicinity of the Grand Canyon. Particular attention is paid to the trapping of lizards and rodents, and to the the behavior of deer. For corresponding specimen lists, see Box 4 Folder 9 of the same collection. Localities include: the San Francisco Mountains, Bright Angel Creek, Bright Angel Point (also known at North Rim), Elden Mountain, Navajo Mountain, San Francisco Mountain, Agassiz Peak, Flagstaff, the Painted Desert, Bailey often describes localities in terms of life zone and sometimes includes elevation information.

Date Range

1928

Start Date

Jul 19, 1928

End Date

Aug 07, 1928

Access Information

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Topic

  • Mammalogy
  • Lizards
  • Plants
  • Birds
  • Deer
  • Mammologists
  • Rodents
  • Botany
  • Ornithology

Place

  • Grand Canyon
  • United States
  • Bright Angel Creek
  • Painted Desert
  • Elden Mountain
  • Arizona
  • Flagstaff
  • Agassiz Peak
  • North Rim
  • Navajo Mountain
  • San Francisco Mountain

Form/Genre

  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes
  • Diary

Accession #

SIA RU007267

Collection name

Vernon Bailey Papers, 1889-1941 and undated, field notes and journals, 1889-1941

Physical Description

1 field book

Physical Location

Smithsonian Institution Archives

Sublocation

Box 4 Folder 10