Field notebook, Minnesota, 1891

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This field notebook contains mainly notes from Mearns's trip from Fort Snelling, Minnesota, to Camp Douglas, Wisconsin, in 1891. These notes include bird, mammal and mollusk lists of specimens collected between 10 July and 25 September 1891. Collector numbers include 7471 to 7483 (birds), 1276 to 1289 (mammals), and 108 to 121 (mollusks) (mostly unio). Also includes "Probable camping places" and "actual camping places", listing dates and camps 8-22 July. Also included are "nests and eggs", collector numbers 523 to 1012, and "plants found at Camp Douglas, Wisconsin" (four listed). Miscellaneous data on Arizona and New Mexico birds, including list of birds of "Chochise County" (currently Cochise County), Arizona, in the collection of Col. R. F. Hafford is also included.

Date Range


Start Date

Jul 10, 1891

End Date

Sep 25, 1891

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
  • Mollusks
  • Invertebrates
  • Ornithology


  • United States
  • Cochise
  • Camp Douglas
  • Minnesota
  • Arizona
  • Wisconsin


  • 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 7 (SIA Box 14) Folder 13