Arizona, 1919 : To investigate the economic status of the thick-billed parrot, doves, and other birds; Includes a field diary, 20 May - 24 July 1919, correspondence, reports, expense books, and reference materials

ID: SIA RU007006

Creator: Arizona, 1919

Form/Genre: Fieldbook record

Date: 1919

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

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Creator

Wetmore, Alexander, 1886-1978

Alternate Title

Arizona, 1919

Abstract

Alexander Wetmore went to Arizona in 1919 to investigate the economic status of the thick-billed parrot, doves, and other birds for the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Bureau of Biological Survey. Materials include a field diary, 20 May - 24 July 1919, correspondence, reports, expense books, telegrams, receipts, permits, maps (with markings), and reference materials. Notes include bird lists followed by detailed descriptions of observed bird behaviors. Entries are chronological. Correspondence cover expenses, damage to fruit from birds, and reports. Includes report The Thick billed Parrot (Rhynchopsitta pachyrhyncha) in Southern Arizona, includes edits; Damage to Wheat in Arizona by Doves, Methods of Control, 1917; report on series of interviews with people of varying backgrounds regarding observed damage of crops by doves in Maricopa County, Arizona. Observed sites include Kansas (Lawrence) and Arizona (Arlington, Palo Verde, Chiricahua Mountains, Rucker Canyon, Little Dragoon Mountains, Higley).

Date Range

1919

Start Date

1919

End Date

1919

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Topic

  • Agriculture
  • Parrots
  • Mourning dove
  • Birds
  • Ornithology

Place

  • United States
  • Rucker Canyon
  • Kansas
  • Arizona
  • Maricopa
  • Chiricahua Mountains
  • Lawrence
  • Higley
  • Little Dragoon Mountains
  • Palo Verde
  • Arlington

Form/Genre

  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes
  • Maps
  • Correspondence
  • Reports

Accession #

SIA RU007006

Collection name

Alexander Wetmore Papers, circa 1848-1979 and undated

Physical Description

1 folder

Physical Location

Smithsonian Institution Archives

Sublocation

Box 139 Folder 5