Arizona, Utah, and Nevada, July 25 - October 9, 1909, volume 2

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This notebook documents Nelson's field research in Arizona and Utah between 10 September and 9 October 1909. Nelson's daily, narrative entries describe the flora and fauna, particularly birds, of the locations he travels through. Taxonomic and common names are given for many species listed. Altitude of plants at Bright Angel Springs is included. Localities include but are not limited to Bright Angel Springs, Kanab, Saint George, Virgin City, Modena, Escalante Desert. Altitudes of localities and miles traveled are listed at the end of the notebook.

Date Range


Start Date

Sep 10, 1909

End Date

Oct 09, 1909

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  • Animals
  • Birds
  • Plants
  • Botany
  • Ornithology


  • Virgin
  • Escalante Desert
  • United States
  • Bright Angel Spring
  • Modena
  • Kanab
  • Saint George
  • Arizona
  • Utah


  • 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 15 Folder 9