California and Mexico, October 10, 1891 - September 14, 1892

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This field book contains narrative notes documenting Goldman's daily field work and travels through California and Mexico. Specimen numbers are 1-32 and 37-49 for skulls. Notes discuss collecting mostly mammals such as chipmunks, kangaroo rats, squirrels, raccoon, deer, and other animals. Occasionally reptiles and birds are mentioned, especially in regard to the collecting activities of Goldman's colleague Edward Nelson. Locations include Poso, San Emigdio Canyon, and "Templor Ranch" (probably Tembler Ranch in Kern County), in California, and Manzanillo, Zapotlan (Ciudad Guzmán), Ahualuleo, and San Luis Potosi in Mexico. Other locations are included. Some of Goldman's notes are written in Spanish.

Date Range


Start Date

Oct 10, 1891

End Date

Sep 14, 1891

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  • San Emigdio Canyon
  • United States
  • Manzanillo
  • Mexico
  • California
  • San Luis Potosí
  • Ciudad Guzmán
  • Ahualulco de Mercado


  • 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 26 Folder 1