Dispatch book number 3, June 9 - July 13, 1904, Davao and Mt. Apo trip

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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 9 June to 13 July 1904 during a trip to Davao and Mt. Apo in the Philippines. Collector numbers range from approximately 13393-13395 and 13437-13558. Collector number 5658 (mammal) is also included. Localities include but are not limited to "Kanipan Bank" (Mindanao), Samal Island, and Mount Apo. Some coordinates are included for localities. Some bird names in local languages are also included. Mearns also includes a list of tribes of Mount Apo.

Date Range


Start Date

Jun 09, 1904

End Date

Jul 13, 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


  • Mindanao
  • Apo, Mount
  • Philippines
  • Samal Island
  • Davao


  • 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 8