Measurements of birds of West Point, 1873-1874 and catalogue of Osteological Preparations, 1875-1877

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Creator

Mearns, Edgar Alexander, 1856-1916

Abstract

This notebook includes tables of measurements (length, extent, wing, tail, bill, iris, legs and feet) for birds collected by Mearns in West Point, Highland Falls, and Hudson River in New York from 1873-1874. Sex, number, date, and location is also recorded. Also included is a catalog of osteological preparations made from 1875-1877. The list includes scientific name of the specimen, sex, age, collector number, date, and location. Localities are mostly in Long Island and the Hudson River in New York.

Date Range

1873-1877

Start Date

1873

End Date

1877

Access Information

At least 24 hours advance notice is recommended to consult this collection. Contact the Division of Birds at (202) 633-0800 to make an appointment.

Topic

  • Birds
  • Ornithology

Place

  • West Point
  • United States
  • New York
  • Highland Falls
  • Hudson River

Form/Genre

  • 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

Sublocation

Box 3 (SIA Box 10) Folder 1