Diary, 1945-1946

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Gabrielson's more or less daily journal from 1 January 1945 to 30 December 1946 containing lists of birds observed and collected, notes of professional activities such as meetings, conferences, and field investigations. Notes on fish, porpoises, seals, and other 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 Ragged Island (Maryland), Horn Point (Maryland), West Key (FL), Port Tobacco (MD), Saint Paul (AK), Zapadni (AK), and King Island (AK).

Date Range


Start Date

Jan 01, 1945

End Date

Dec 30, 1946

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  • Animals
  • Birds
  • Ornithology


  • United States
  • West Key
  • Saint Paul
  • Port Tobacco
  • Alaska
  • Zapadni
  • Ragged Island
  • Florida
  • Maryland


  • 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 7 Folder 1