Journal of the Natural History of the Expedition conducted by Brig. General George A. Crook, Whipple Barracks, Prescott, to San Carlos Indian Agency, October 1-October 27, 1884

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Mearns's journal from the natural history expedition made by Brigadier General George A. Cook in Arizona. Although notes are out of order, they cover the period between 2-27 October 1884 and collector numbers for birds 3364-3470 (approximate range). Mearns records birds seen and collected, mammals seen, and the vegetation of locations traversed in this volume. Localities include but are not limited to Fossil Creek Canyon, Fort Verde (Camp Verde), Coyote Springs, Fort Apache, Ash Creek, and Gila River. Undated notes on the first few pages of this volume related to bird migration.

Date Range


Start Date

Oct 01, 1884

End Date

Oct 27, 1884

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
  • Mammalogy
  • Plants
  • Ornithology
  • Botany


  • Camp Verde
  • United States
  • Coyote Springs
  • Fossil Creek
  • Arizona


  • 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 5 (SIA Box 12) Folder 2