Alaska, July - September, 1920, volume 2

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This field book contains miscellaneous notes from 19 July to 10 September 1920 during Nelson's time in Alaska. Nelson recalls whales taken at Akutan, including type and count, conversations with hunters and others about the great number of caribou and deer spotted, reports of bears in Little Delta River, Grouse spotted South of Richardson, ducks observed in the Yukon, Horseshoe Lake, and Fairbanks, reindeer in Melozi Hot Springs and Saint Michael, and game in Nenana (Yukon). Note about specimens shipped also included (dated "Oct. 7/16"). Distances from Saint Michael to Kattick are included in the he back.

Date Range


Start Date

Jul 19, 1920

End Date

Sep 10, 1920

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  • Melozi Island
  • Nenana
  • Fairbanks
  • United States
  • Saint Michael
  • Alaska
  • Horseshoe Lake
  • Little Delta River


  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes

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 16 Folder 3