Mexico, January 15 - May 31, 1892

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This field book documents Nelson's field research in Mexico between 15 January and 31 May 1892. Nelson's daily, narrative notes focus on birds and rodents he observed and collected from San Francisco, California to various locations in Mexico. Taxonomic names and some common names are included. Some annotations (particularly for taxonomic names) by unknown person are also included. Locations include Cape St. Lucus, Mazatlan, Colina, Armería river or armeria mexico, Agosto near plantinar Jalisco, Serra Nevada, Zapotlan, and other locations. Nelson also describes the architecture and social customs of towns he visits.

Date Range


Start Date

Jan 15, 1892

End Date

May 31, 1892

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  • Animals
  • Mammalogists
  • Birds
  • Mammalogy
  • Ornithology
  • Ornithologists


  • Mazatlán
  • Armería, Río
  • Mexico
  • San Lucas, Cabo
  • Ciudad Guzmán


  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes
  • Diary

Accession #

SIA RU007364

Collection name

Edward William Nelson and Edward Alphonso Goldman Collection, circa 1873-1946 and undated

Physical Description

1 field book

Physical Location

Smithsonian Institution Archives


Box 13 Folder 2