Mexico, December 13, 1902 - July 5, 1903

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This field book documents the field work and travels of Goldman through Mexico between 13 December 1902 and 5 July 1903. Notes are a narrative description of mammal and bird specimen observed and collected interspersed with specimen lists from locations visited. Flora of various locations is also described. Locations include Zacatecas, Lake Cehapala, Las Tortugas (Jalisco), Los Reyes (Michoacán), Copala (Guerrero), Rio Balsas, Atlixco (Puebla), La barca (Jalisco), and other locations. Goldman keeps a very detailed record of travel, route, and locations visited and also comments on which specimen are common, altitude of localities, weather, and other observations in these notes. Specimen numbers for mammals range from 15710-15739; bird specimen numbers range from 6515-6532. Specimen numbers are not consecutively listed.

Date Range


Start Date

Dec 13, 1902

End Date

Jul 05, 1903

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


  • Río Balsas
  • La Barca
  • Los Reyes de Salgado
  • Copala
  • Mexico
  • Las Tortugas
  • Chapala, Lago de
  • Zacatecas
  • Atlixco


  • 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 27 Folder 1