Notes and journal taken on trip from Fort Verde, Arizona, to the Havasupai Indian village, to Peach Springs, and return to Fort Verde, November 4-November 26, 1884

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This field journal appears to be a hand written transcription of Mearns's original field notes from his trip from Fort Verde (Camp Verde), Arizona, to the Havasupai Indian Village on Catarach Creek, Arizona, and thence skirting the bluffs of the Colorado River to Peach Springs, thence to Fort Verde by way of Big Chino and Williamson Valleys to Whipple Barracks, and thence to Fort Verde, 4-26 November 1884. Some differences between the original notes and this transcription, however, appear. Collector numbers 3480-3574 for birds are included. Notes on vegetation and on mammals seen are also included. A typed index of species noted in this volume is included.

Date Range


Start Date

Nov 04, 1884

End Date

Nov 26, 1884

Access Information

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  • Animals
  • Birds
  • Mammalogy
  • Plants
  • Ornithology
  • Botany


  • Camp Verde
  • Big Chino Valley
  • United States
  • Havasupai Indian Reservation
  • Fort Whipple
  • Colorado River
  • Williamson Valley
  • 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 4