Correspondence, notes, and notebooks of Barton A. Bean concerning his 1892 and 1897 trips to the Northwest United States for the United States Fish Commission

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This record describes field notes pertaining to a field trip Bean took to Washington, Oregon, and Montana for the United States Fish Commission in 1897. Notes describe flora and fauna of the area surrounding several bodies of water including but not limited to Spokane River, Thompson's Falls, Prospect Creek, Sand Creek, Flat Head Lake, Wallowa Lake, and Pend Orielle River. Air and water temperatures are often recorded. Common and Latin names of fish are listed. Several pieces of correspondence from the United States Fish Commission to Bean regarding his trip is included, as well as a list of "food of fishes found in the Spokane River". Letter dated January 15, 1894 and other miscellaneous also included. Some of these documents may refer to Bean's 1892 trip to Washington and Idaho. See notebooks in the same folder as this item for description of the 1892 trip.

Date Range


Start Date

Jun 26, 1897

End Date

Mar 16, 1898

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  • Ichthyology
  • Ichthyologists


  • Oregon
  • Montana
  • United States
  • Wallowa Lake
  • Flathead Lake
  • Little Pend Oreille River
  • Spokane
  • Washington
  • Spokane River


  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes
  • Correspondence

Accession #

SIA RU007224

Collection name

Barton A. Bean papers,circa 1892-1897, 1903-1908

Physical Description

1 folder

Physical Location

Smithsonian Institution Archives


Box 1 Folder 1