North Carolina, 1917 : To investigate damage to farm crops by birds and devise methods of control; Includes a field diary, 4-10 June 1917, correspondence, an expense book, and a report on the investigation

ID: SIA RU007006

Creator: North Carolina, 1917

Form/Genre: Fieldbook record

Date: 1917

Citation: Alexander Wetmore Papers, circa 1848-1979 and undated

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Abstract

Materials document Alexander Wetmore's work to investigate damage to farm crops by birds and devise methods of control while working for the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Bureau of Biological Survey. Includes a field diary, 4-10 June 1917, correspondence, an expense book, and a report on the investigation. Expense book has three entries, June 4- 9. Short portion of the notebook details information requests, bird lists and counts, June 5 - 8. Includes report "investigation of damage to growing crops by Mourning Doves in North Carolina" (1917) that details general condition in Arcola, North Carolina, brief description of his time there, recommended control methods, observations of Mourning Dove habits, and damage to crops by other birds. There is a bird report for the same area, listing scientific name, frequency of sightings, and locations were seen.

Date Range

1917

Start Date

1917

End Date

1917

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Topic

  • Animals
  • Mourning dove
  • Birds
  • Agriculture
  • Ornithology

Place

  • North Carolina
  • Arcola
  • United States

Form/Genre

  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes

Accession #

SIA RU007006

Collection name

Alexander Wetmore Papers, circa 1848-1979 and undated

Physical Description

1 folder

Physical Location

Smithsonian Institution Archives

Sublocation

Box 138 Folder 6