Mexico, October 1, 1892 - April 4, 1893

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This field book documents Goldman's field research and travels in Mexico between 1 October 1892 and 4 April 1893. The notes are a narrative account describing plant, mammal, bird, and reptile specimens observed and collected, routes traveled, and other observations during his trip. Goldman uses both common and scientific names to refer to specimens. Examples of frequently noted specimens include mice, rats, voles, shrews, squirrels, raccoons, and rabbits, lizards, bats, sparrows, and pine vegetation. Many more varieties of specimen are included. Goldman includes notes on how common specimen are, number of specimens taken, weather, environmental conditions, and elevations. Locations include but are not limited to San Luis Potosi, Salazar, Larma (Campeche), Tlálpan, Ajusco, Huitzilae, Amecameca, and Sierra de Pachuca.

Date Range


Start Date

Oct 01, 1892

End Date

Apr 04, 1893

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  • Amecameca
  • Ajusco
  • Tlálpan
  • Pachuca de Soto
  • Mexico
  • Campeche
  • San Luis Potosí


  • 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 2