Dispatch book number 1, second Taraca expedition, March 30 - April 12, 1904

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This dispatch book may be the source for some if not all of the carbon copied dispatches in “Dispatch book, March 30 - April 12, 1904” located in Box 11 (SIA Box 18) of the same collection. This book, however, contains some unique information not found in the other dispatch book bearing the same dates. This item includes original and some carbon copies of dispatches about the war, lists of birds and other animals observed, and other field notes from the Philippines. Collector numbers 13333 to 13340 and 13424 to 13434 are included. Localities include but are not limited to Camp Vicars, “Lake Lanao”, “Taraca River”, and Malabang.

Date Range


Start Date

Mar 30, 1904

End Date

Apr 12, 1904

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
  • Ornithology


  • Taraka
  • Camp Vicars
  • Philippines
  • Malabang


  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes
  • Diary

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 11 (SIA Box 18) Folder 6