Field notes on mammals, birds, reptiles, fish, etc., observed at Fort Clark, Texas, June 14, 1898, to Fort Snelling, Minnesota, April 4, 1903

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This field book contains notes on mammals (including whales), birds, reptiles, fish, mollusks, and possibly other specimens in Georgia, Texas, Minnesota, Kentucky, and Rhode Island. The book contains many specimen lists. A large portion of these notes are devoted to Mearns's observations in Rhode Island. The first section contains notes mostly on birds and mammals observed from Fort Clark, Texas, 14 June 1898, to Fort Snelling, Minnesota, 30 April 1903. Subsequent notes and lists fall within the same date range and cover the following topics: mammals, collector numbers 4379-5418; reptiles, ranging in collector numbers 3610-3729; Plants from Lake Worden, Rhode Island; Fishes, collector number range 3070 to 4478, Rhode Island; mammals collected by Louis di Zerega Mearns at Chepachet, RI, collector numbers 1-38, and birds, collector numbers 173 to 187; crustaceans at Fort Adam, RI, collector numbers 1-1025 (missing many numbers); shells from Yellowstone and Rhode Island collected by William H. Dall, January 1903; Fort Adam mollusks; shells collected by Louis Mearns in Circleville, Ohio. Localities include Augusta (GA), Conanient Island (RI), Lake Worden (currently Worden Pond (RI), Fort Adams (Newport, RI), Fort Clark (TX), and Fort Snelling (MN).

Date Range


Start Date

Jun 14, 1898

End Date

Apr 30, 1903

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
  • Herpetology
  • Birds
  • Ichthyology
  • Mammalogy
  • Mollusks
  • Invertebrates
  • Ornithology


  • Augusta
  • Rhode Island
  • Worden Pond
  • United States
  • Texas
  • Kentucky
  • Fort Adams
  • Minnesota
  • Fort Clark
  • Georgia


  • 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 9 (SIA Box 16) Folder 10