Mexico, March 3 - June 8, 1893

Usage Conditions Apply
The Smithsonian Institution Archives welcomes personal and educational use of its collections unless otherwise noted. For commercial uses, please contact


This field book documents Nelson's field research in various areas within Mexico between 3 March and 8 June 1893. Nelson's daily notes are written in the narrative style and describe the flora and fauna, particularly birds and small mammals, of the areas explored. Includes some taxonomic names. Nelson occasionally includes weather conditions, temperatures, elevations / altitude, and geological notes, particularly of glaciers and boulders. Locations noted in this book include, but are not limited to Tula, El Chico, Irolo, Tehuacán, and Perote (the mountain Cofre de Perote). Nelson includes this note on the title page: "for trip to Pop [Popocatepetl] and Izt [Iztaccihuatl] see other journals--also for trip up Mt. Origaba." Nelson occasionally describes social customs and civic structure of cities he visits.

Date Range


Start Date

Mar 03, 1893

End Date

Jun 08, 1893

Access Information

Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at


  • Animals
  • Mammalogists
  • Birds
  • Mammalogy
  • Plants
  • Botany
  • Ornithologists
  • Ornithology


  • Tula
  • Irolo
  • Tehuacán
  • Cofre de Perote, Cerro
  • Mexico
  • Huehuetlán el Chico
  • Perote


  • 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 6