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

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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.

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  • Animals
  • Birds
  • Ornithology


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


  • 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 3 (SIA Box 10) Folder 1