Field notes, January 1898 - April 1902 : bird observations made in and around North Freedom, Wisconsin, notes of June 1901 were kept on a trip to Minnesota

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Alexander Wetmore records observations of birds in the vicinity of North Freedom, Wisconsin. The notebook was created when he was 15 years old. Entries are listed by date, entries are journal style, and pages are numbered. Entries include observation notes as well as personal information (interactions with parents, friends, school attendance). Observations of birds are listed by their common names, discuss characteristics of male and female of types, locations where they are seen, behavior and weather.

Date Range


Start Date

Oct 01, 1900

End Date

Apr 12, 1901

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  • Animals
  • Birds
  • Ornithology


  • North Freedom
  • United States
  • Wisconsin


  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes

Accession #

SIA RU007006

Collection name

Alexander Wetmore Papers, circa 1848-1979 and undated

Physical Description

1 notebook

Physical Location

Smithsonian Institution Archives


Box 131 Folder 8