Field notes, 1935-1936 : brief notes recorded on several trips to the Shenandoah Mountains, Virginia

ID: SIA RU007006

Creator: Wetmore, Alexander, 1886-1978

Form/Genre: Fieldbook record

Date: 1935-1936

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

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These field notes include a portion of a notebook in which Wetmore recorded observations of birds in the mountains of Virginia, 1935-1936. Entries are concise, and ordered by date. Each entry includes a odometer reading, some location information (usually town or mountain range), and a list of observed birds. Some entries include elevation, or information like Ferry Schedule for Cape Charles to Norfolk. There is a gap between September 1935 and the next series of entries, March to July of 1936. Sites noted include: Summersville, West Virginia; Charmco, West Virginia; Hawksbill Mountain, Apple Orchard Mountain, and Skyland, Virginia.

Date Range


Start Date

Sep 25, 1935

End Date

Jul 04, 1936

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  • Animals
  • Birds
  • Ornithology


  • West Virginia
  • Shenandoah Mountains
  • United States
  • Charmco
  • Apple Orchard Mountain
  • Skyland
  • Virginia
  • Hawksbill
  • Summersville


  • 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 135 Folder 3