Catalogue of ornithological specimens received into my collection

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This book contains a catalog of ornithological specimens received into Mearns's collection from other collectors. The catalog uses the following data columns: original number, catalogue number, and specimen (usually including name and sex). Collectors include Wm. L. Bresse, Dr. F. Gente, Jas, H. Roome, E. J. Maynard, Frederic S. Osborn, Thos. W. Wilson, Wm. K Gente, Eugene P. Bickwell, N. C. Brown, Lieutenant Willis Wittich, Alfred Benzon, R. P. Nicholls, William Brewester, Franklin Benner, Louis A. Derega, A. K. Fisher, and perhaps others. Many of the collectors collected in New York. Collections from R. P. Nicholls are from England.

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  • Animals
  • Birds
  • Ornithology


  • New York
  • United States
  • England


  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes

Accession #

SIA RU007083

Collection name

Edgar Alexander Mearns Papers, circa 1871-1916, 1934 and undated

Physical Description

1 field book

Physical Location

National Museum of Natural History (U.S.). Division of Birds


Box 2 (SIA Box 9) Folder 6