Notes from western United States and the Philippine Islands, December 7, 1902 - November 3, 1903

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This field book contains notes from western United States (including Minnesota, Montana, Washington, Oregon, and California) and the Philippine Islands, 7 December 1902 to 3 November 1903. These notes contain observation data on birds and mammals by Mearns as he headed to the west coast and then on to the Philippines. Bird and mammal notes remark on where the specimen was seen, and on abundance. Word lists in the “moro” and “ma’-nay” languages are included. A sketch of Mount Baker (Oregon?) is also included. Localities include, but are not limited to Yellowstone, Fort Snelling (MN), Spokane (WA), Portland (OR), San Francisco (CA), and Baganga and Malabon in the Philippines.

Date Range


Start Date

Dec 07, 1902

End Date

Nov 03, 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
  • Birds
  • Mammalogy
  • Ornithology


  • Oregon
  • Yellowstone National Park
  • Montana
  • Portland
  • United States
  • Philippines
  • Minnesota
  • California
  • Spokane
  • Washington
  • San Francisco
  • Baganga
  • Malabon


  • 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 10 (SIA Box 17) Folder 8