Field notes, May 1902 - December 1904 : mostly bird observations made in and around North Freedom, Wisconsin, notes for November 27 - December 1, 1904 were taken at Independence, Kansas

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Alexander Wetmore records specimen information and observations of birds in vicinity of his hometown of North Freedom, Wisconsin, and Independence, Kansas. Entries are chronological and begin with the date. If specimens are collected, specimen numbers are listed with the the bird's name (scientific or common), collector, appearance, sex, stomach contents, location, and measurements. After this, additional information is given in a journal style entry. Along the left-hand side of entries, Wetmore lists specimen numbers and names of birds (scientific and common) for quick-reference. He collects and observes in the woods, fields, and wetlands of the area. Several locations are visited repeatedly, and are often referred to by landmark or landowner's name. Wetmore comments on collecting with Art Rudy and A.B. Stout, and Ed Cheney. Specimen descriptions indicate that they collected several of the specimens in the notebook.

Date Range


Start Date

Jan 30, 1904

End Date

Aug 01, 1904

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  • Animals
  • Birds
  • Ornithology


  • Baraboo
  • North Freedom
  • United States
  • Independence
  • Kansas
  • 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 132 Folder 7