Typescript copy of Goldman's "Mexican Journal," February 17, 1892 - January 31, 1894

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This field book documents Goldman's field research and travels in Mexico between 17 February 1892 and 31 January 1894. 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 Manzanillo, Ahualuleo, San Luis Potosi, Tlálpan, Ajusco, Amecameca, Sierra de Pachuca, Jico (Xico), Tulancingo, Mount Orizaba (currently known as Citlaltépetl), and Chihuahua.

Date Range


Start Date

Feb 17, 1892

End Date

Jan 31, 1894

Access Information

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


  • Amecameca
  • Ajusco
  • Xico
  • Tlálpan
  • Manzanillo
  • Pachuca de Soto
  • Citlaltépetl, Volcán
  • Mexico
  • San Luis Potosí
  • Chihuahua
  • Tulancingo
  • 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 27 Folder 8