Mexico, March 31 - July 12, 1894

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This notebook documents Nelson's field work in Mexico between 31 March and 12 July 1894. Nelson's daily, narrative notes describe terrain, elevations, and geology and the plant, bird, and mammal life he observed or collected. Locations include but are not limited to Tlacatalpan, Tuxtepec, Tuxtla, Catemaco, and Oaxaca. Elevations where specimen are found are often noted. Nelson's notes also describe his observations during his travels including cultural customs and artifacts.

Date Range


Start Date

Mar 31, 1894

End Date

Jul 12, 1894

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


  • Catemaco
  • Oaxaca
  • Tuxtepec
  • Mexico
  • Tlacotalp√°n


  • 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 2