Field notes and Journal, March 25 - April 5, 1885

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Mearns uses this journal to record his daily activities and lists of mostly birds and mammals seen during his natural history research in Arizona from 25 March to 5 April 1885. Notes on abundance and distribution are also included, as well as notes on vegetation. Collector numbers 3837-3868 (for birds) is included. Localities include but are not limited to New River, Halls Ranch, and Gila River. Surgeon's notes from Camp Hualapai, July 22-August 1, 1881 are also included starting from the back.

Date Range

1881, 1885

Start Date

Jul 22, 1881

End Date

Apr 05, 1885

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


  • United States
  • Gila River
  • New River
  • 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 5