Catalogue of birds in the Mearns collection

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Creator

Mearns, Edgar Alexander, 1856-1916

Abstract

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.

Date Range

1875-1891

Start Date

1875

End Date

1891

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

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

Form/Genre

  • 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

Sublocation

Box 4 (SIA Box 11) Folders 1-13