Field notebook and specimen list

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The first part of this notebook contains a list of specimens by common name that includes measurements of their length, tail, bill, and feet (dated February 26, 1874-May 10, 1875). The list also includes description of color and sex of specimen. This list is followed by lists of mammals and birds (dated 1974), followed by a list of birds seen each day from March 5, 1874-July 4, 1874. These lists are followed by narrative notes on roosting of Chaetura pelogica in a chimney at Fishkill. Another list of birds with measurements follows, along with other miscellaneous notes and lists including one entitled "Birds and eggs wanted in exchange by Mr. Breese" and another entitled "Birds sent to Mr. Roome".

Date Range


Start Date

Feb 26, 1874

End Date

May 10, 1875

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.


  • Animals
  • Birds
  • Ornithology


  • New York
  • United States
  • Highland Falls
  • Fishkill


  • 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 2