Dispatch book number 2, April 18 - May 19, 1904

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Mearns's dispatch book includes original and carbon copies of diary like dispatches about the war, bird collecting, other animals observed, and other observations from 18 April to 19 May 1904 in the Philippines. Collector numbers range from approximately 13343-13360. Collector number 5655 (mammal) is also included. Localities include but are not limited to Bacuag, "Lake Sapongan", Baganga River, and Tubay River. Mearns notes that he also collects shells, plants, and rocks during this period. A brief report from Roy H. Gearhart in Bohol is inserted into the book. Some sketches of ethnological and other observations are included.

Date Range


Start Date

Apr 18, 1904

End Date

May 19, 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


  • Bacuag
  • Tubay River
  • Philippines
  • Baganga River


  • 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 7