Bailey, Vernon Orlando, U.S. 1887

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The field catalog with notes document specimen collecting by Vernon Orlando Bailey in the United States, May 14 - November 14, 1887. Pages are numbered. Data includes specimen number, sex, type (scientific name), locality, date, total length, and tail length, and remarks. Remarks include a combination of descriptions of environment, specimen preparation, or stomach contents. Field notes begin on page 61. Entries are dated and some are headed with type of fauna or location. Entries describe terrain, plants observed (and relation to animals that eat them), animals observed (appearance, behavior, habitat), and references to specimen numbers. Often mammals being described and collected are rodents. Locations include Minnesota; Dakota (Fort Buford); Montana; Wyoming.

Date Range


Start Date

May 14, 1887

End Date

Nov 14, 1887

Access Information

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.


  • Mammalogy
  • Plants
  • Botany


  • Montana
  • United States
  • Wyoming
  • Minnesota
  • Fort Buford (historical)
  • North Dakota


  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes

Accession #

SIA Acc. 12-218

Collection name

Division of Mammals Collection, Vernon Bailey Field Notes, 1887-1889, and undated

Physical Description

1 field book

Physical Location

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