Mexico, July 13 - November 6, 1894

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This field book documents Nelson's travels and field work in Mexico between 13 July and 6 November 1894. Nelson's daily, narrative notes describe the course and events of his travels. Notes contain descriptions of the geology and plants, birds, and mammals Nelson observed and collected. Elevations where some specimen were found are included. Nelson's notes also include observations about village life and cultural customs including clothing. Locations include, but are not limited to Totontepec, Choapan, and Oaxaca.

Date Range


Start Date

Jul 13, 1894

End Date

Nov 06, 1894

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


  • Oaxaca
  • Tuxtepec
  • Choapan
  • Mexico
  • Tlacotalpán
  • Totontepec Villa de Morelos


  • 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 3