Catalogue of birds in the Mearns collection

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This unbound catalog of birds contains 767 pages divided among 13 folders. Each page represents the collections for a particular species. The list for each species includes a number (collector number?), sex and age of the specimen, location collected, date collected, museum collected for, and additional data. There is no discernible order to the catalog. Approximate year range for these collections is 1875-1891. Approximate range of collector numbers for these collections is 24 to 7564. Locations include Arizona, New York, Virginia, Labrador, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Ohio, New Mexico, and possibly other states. Common localities listed include Fort Verde (AZ), Peck's Lake (AZ), Fort Snelling (MN), Hudson River at Cornwall (NY), and Long Island (NY). Many other specific localities are also included.

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  • Animals
  • Birds
  • Ornithology


  • New York
  • United States
  • New Mexico
  • Minnesota
  • Ohio
  • Virginia
  • Hudson River
  • Arizona
  • Wisconsin
  • Fort Verde Estates
  • Pecks Lake


  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes

Accession #

SIA RU007083

Collection name

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

Physical Description

13 folders (767 pages)

Physical Location

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


Box 4 (SIA Box 11) Folders 1-13