Mexico, October 8, 1892 - April 20, 1893

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This field book documents Nelson's field research in Mexico between 8 October 1892 and 20 April 1893. At the end of Nelson's notes for 22 February 1893 are instructions to "stop here" and go on to the next book. A second set of notes entitled "Chalchicomula--Mt. Origaba". Nelson describes the flora and fauna of locations he visits, focusing on birds and small mammals. Taxonomic names and some common names are included. Some annotations (particularly for taxonomic names and locations names) by unknown person are also included. Locations include Michoacán, Nahuatzén, Pátzcuaro, Ajusco, and other locations. Much of the notes (perhaps half) also describe the social customs, political and civic structure, clothing, and architecture, and agriculture of the places Nelson visits.

Date Range


Start Date

Oct 08, 1892

End Date

Apr 20, 1893

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


  • Pátzcuaro
  • Nahuatzén
  • Ajusco
  • Michoacán
  • Mexico


  • 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 4