Field notes, December 1904 - January 1907 : mostly bird observations and collecting data taken at Independence and Lawrence, Kansas, also includes notes taken at Minco, Indian Territory (now Oklahoma), May 1905; and Stockton, California, October 1906 - January 1907

ID: SIA RU007006

Creator: Field Notes, February - August 1906

Form/Genre: Fieldbook record

Date: 1906

Citation: Alexander Wetmore Papers, circa 1848-1979 and undated

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Alexander Wetmore records observations and collected specimens of birds from the vicinity of Lawrence, Kansas and North Freedom, Wisconsin during February - August 1906. It includes specimen numbers 1460 -1963. The notebook was recorded during Wetmore's attendance of the University of Kansas. Entries during August 16 - 30 describe his collecting efforts in North Freedom, Wisconsin. The notebook is arranged chronologically, headings by date. They include specimen information (collector, appearance, location, stomach contents) and journal style entries about collecting events describing weather, environments, birds' behaviors and appearance. In the left-hand column Wetmore records notes about specimens being sent or received. Wetmore collected occasionally with H.E. Fowler. There are specimens from other collectors, most notably in the June 7th entry, several Brazilian specimens from S.A. Adams. Wetmore collected in the vicinity of the Kaw River, Washington Creek, and Wakarusa river in Lawrence, Kansas. There are monthly bird lists on pages 27, 83, 97, and 119.

Date Range


Start Date

Feb 03, 1906

End Date

Aug 30, 1906

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  • Animals
  • Birds
  • Ornithology


  • North Freedom
  • United States
  • Wakarusa River
  • Lawrence
  • Kaw River
  • Kansas
  • Washington Creek
  • 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 133 Folder 4