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

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Alexander Wetmore records observations and bird specimens collected in the vicinity of Lawrence, Kansas, 1907 - 1908. Specimen numbers include 3140 - 3634. Entries are chronological and pages are numbered. For each place he collects he records specimen details (collection, location, appearance, size, and stomach contents). Additionally for a few entries he discusses the place where he collected that day, including landscape, weather conditions, path traveled, and birds' behaviors and songs. Most of the notebook is comprised of specimen details. Notes on the left-hand side of entries highlight birds, specimens, or indicate if specimens were sent to someone. Specimens were also collected with C.D. Bunker and C.B. Linton.

Date Range


Start Date

Oct 02, 1907

End Date

May 09, 1908

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  • Animals
  • Birds
  • Ornithology


  • United States
  • Lawrence
  • Kansas


  • 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 134 Folder 2