Mexico, March 17 - 31, 1894

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This notebook documents Nelson's field work near Laguna de Aljojuca and on Orizaba Mountain (Volcán Citlaltépetl) in Mexico between 17 and 31 March 1894. Nelson's daily, narrative notes describe terrain, elevations, and geology and the plant, bird, and mammal life he observed or collected. Specimen number #291, a species of Madroños, is included. Elevations where specimen are found are often noted. After Orizaba Mountain, Nelson travels to Orizaba City and Vera Cruiz where he makes travel notes about observations, especially about people.

Date Range


Start Date

Mar 17, 1894

End Date

Mar 31, 1894

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  • Animals
  • Birds
  • Mammalogy
  • Plants
  • Geology--Mexico
  • Ornithology
  • Botany


  • Citlaltépetl, Volcán
  • Aljojuca, Laguna
  • 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 14 Folder 1