Mexico, August 31, 1897 - April 20, 1898

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This field book documents the field work and travels of Goldman through Mexico between 31 August 1897 and 20 April 1898. Notes are a narrative description of mammal and bird specimen observed and collected interspersed with specimen lists from each location. Flora of various locations is also described. Locations include Guadalajara, La Barca, Tulancingo, Tepesala (Tepezala), Papantla, Alta Maria, Valparaiso Mountains, Huauchinango, Metlaltoyuca, and other locations. Notes also comment on which specimen are common, altitude of localities, weather, the route taken during the trip, and other observations. Specimen numbers for mammals range from 11772-12200; specimen numbers for birds range from 4940-5257. Specimen numbers are not consecutively listed.

Date Range


Start Date

Aug 31, 1897

End Date

Apr 20, 1898

Access Information

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  • Animals
  • Birds
  • Mammalogy
  • Plants
  • Ornithology
  • Botany


  • La Barca
  • Valpara√≠so
  • Papantla de Olarte
  • Mexico
  • Guadalajara
  • Metlaltoyuca
  • Huauchinango
  • Tulancingo


  • 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 10