Additional notes on the Aguson expedition, (notes of an expedition from Zamboanga to Baganga), April 22 - May 14, 1904

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This item contains additional notes on the Aguson Expedition, (notes of an expedition Mearns took from Zamboanga to Baganga), 22 April to 14 May 1904. This narrative, journal-like account of Mearns's travels includes notes on military activities including encounters with Moro "rebels", religious and cultural observations of local inhabitants, and detailed descriptions of the flora and fauna of the localities visited. Mearns notes indicate that he collected shells, rocks, birds, a frog, and perhaps other natural history specimens during this trip. Localities include Zamboanga, Baganga, Lake Mainit, Jimenez, and many other localities. 35 pages.

Date Range


Start Date

Apr 22, 1904

End Date

May 14, 1904

Access Information

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  • Animals
  • Birds
  • Ornithology


  • Jimenez
  • Philippines
  • Zamboanga
  • Baganga River
  • Mainit, Lake


  • 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 14 (SIA Box 21) Folder 20