Field notes, undated : probably taken at North Freedom, Wisconsin, circa 1898-1904

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Alexander Wetmore records observation of birds in the vicinity of his hometown, North Freedom, Wisconsin, 1898-1904. Entries are chronological, headed with the date, journal-style, and pages are numbered. The first 38 pages are missing. Entries are in an account ledger, of which pages 39-48 are filled. First entry has a note stating "this is copied from a small pocket notebook," and is initials by Wetmore. Descriptions cover terrain traveled, common names of birds observed, their appearance, behavior, and birdsongs. Wetmore spent time in the woods and wetlands around his family's property.

Date Range


Start Date

Sep 02, 1898

End Date

Oct 01, 1904

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  • Animals
  • Birds
  • Ornithology


  • North Freedom
  • United States
  • Wisconsin


  • 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 135 Folder 4