Diary, 1940-1941

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Gabrielson's more or less daily journal from 8 January 1940 to 31 December 1941 containing lists of birds observed and collected, notes of professional activities such as meetings, conferences, and field investigations (for example, investigating a report on fishing violation). Notes on fish, plants, and mammals are also included. Gabrielson's bird lists also include notes on abundance or commonality. Localities encompass a wide geographic range as Gabrielson traveled often, but much of the diary is about his investigations in Alaska. Localities include but are not limited to Central Arkansas Nature Center (Arkansas), Port Tobacco (MD), Saint Matthew Island (Alaska), Patuxent Research Refuge (MD), and Seward Harbor (AK).

Date Range


Start Date

Jan 08, 1940

End Date

Dec 31, 1941

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  • Animals
  • Birds
  • Ornithology


  • Saint Matthew Island
  • United States
  • Port Tobacco
  • Baranof Island
  • Alaska
  • Maryland
  • Arkansas


  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes

Accession #

SIA RU007319

Collection name

Ira N. Gabrielson Collection, 1918-1987 : series 3, diaries of Ira N. Gabrielson, 1918-1977

Physical Description

1 field book

Physical Location

Smithsonian Institution Archives


Box 6 Folder 5