Field notes, January 1907 - February 1910 : bird observations and collection data recorded at Stockton, California, January - February, 1907; Arizona Territory, February - July 1907; Lawrence, Kansas, July 1907 - May 1908; Canandaigna Lake, New York, July - August 1908; Rockport, Canada, August 1908; and Colorado, April 1909 - February 1910

ID: SIA RU007006

Creator: Field Notes, January - November 1907

Form/Genre: Fieldbook record

Date: 1907

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

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Alexander Wetmore records observations and information about specimens of birds and mammals in Kansas, California, and Arizona during 1907. The folder includes a notebook and loose pages. |Notebook: Specimen numbers include (birds) 2415-3133 and (mammals) 20-25. Entries are chronological and pages are numbered. For each place he collects he records specimen details (collection, location, appearance, size, and stomach contents). Additionally there is usually a depiction of the place where he collected that day, often in-depth descriptions of the landscape, weather conditions, path traveled, and birds' behaviors and songs. Notes on the left-hand side of entries highlight birds, specimens, or indicate if specimens were sent to someone. |January 7 - February 7, he collected in Stockton, California, frequently in the vicinity of San Joaquin River, Buttricks Grove. February 23 - June 28 he collects in Arizona, largely basing out of Williams, Arizona. He spends time collecting at Crater Mountain and Coconino plains. He specifies collecting efforts in the notes for Ash Fork (April 1-June 16), Anita Mine (June 18-25), Grand Canyon (June 26- 28). He notes collecting in Arizona the a Mr. Scott occasionally. July 20 through November, he collects in Lawrence, Kansas, frequently near the Wakarusa River. Several mentions and specimens attributed to C.D. Bunker. Monthly bird lists are on pages 43, 55, 73, and 135|Loose pages are descriptions of specimens (numbers 1-73), headed by scientific and common name of bird,and date of collection. In descriptions he discusses the specimen and the circumstances surrounding its collection (behavior, location, interaction). Those that include collecting dates are between 1906-1907.

Date Range


Start Date

Jan 07, 1907

End Date

Oct 02, 1907

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  • Animals
  • Birds
  • Ornithology


  • Williams
  • Crater Mountain
  • United States
  • Wakarusa River
  • Lawrence
  • Grand Canyon
  • Ash Fork
  • Kansas
  • California
  • Stockton
  • San Joaquin


  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes

Accession #

SIA RU007006

Collection name

Alexander Wetmore Papers, circa 1848-1979 and undated

Physical Description

1 folder

Physical Location

Smithsonian Institution Archives


Box 134 Folder 1