Sheldon, William G. and Borden, Richard, British Columbia, 1931-1932 (3 volumes)

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Three volumes and 1 map document the collecting efforts of William Sheldon and Richard Borden while in British Columbia, Canada, 1931-1932. The first volume includes numbered specimens, listing date collected, sex, location, collector, measurements (l., t., H.F.), and common name. The second volume begins with a typed account of the trip in 1932. It gives an overview of collecting completed for the U.S. National Museum, types of mammals collected, campsites, and environment. The specimen lists are the same type of information as in the first volume. The topographical map of Hudson Hope includes markings for the route and campsites (numbered). The third volume covers June 29 - September 14, 1931, and includes notes on wildlife observed in North Peace River District. Entries are dated, and describe locations; specimens collected including method; environment, quantities, appearance, and types of wildlife (mammals, birds) observed; vegetation; and daily activities. Most of the third volume is blank. Notes indicate birds were also collected. Locations include Laurier Pass, Robb Lake, Sikanni Chief River, Red Fern Lake, Sukunka River, Peace River, Clearwater River.

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At least 24 hours advance notice is recommended to consult this collection. Contact the Division of Mammals at 202-633-1253 to make an appointment.


  • Animals
  • Birds
  • Mammalogy
  • Ornithology


  • Canada
  • Hudson Hope
  • Clearwater
  • Peace
  • British Columbia
  • Sikanni Chief River
  • Sikanni


  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes
  • Maps

Accession #

SIA Acc. 12-158

Collection name

Division of Mammals Collection, William G. Sheldon and Richard Borden, British Columbia, 1931-1932 (3 volumes), topographical map, 1931-1932

Physical Description

3 field books and 1 map

Physical Location

National Museum of Natural History (U.S.). Division of Mammals