Itinerary of the Simpitan expedition, May 17 - May 29, 1904

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Seven page itinerary of the Simpitan expedition Mearns participated in from 17 May to 29 May 1904 in the Philippines. This itinerary includes narrative, journal-like entries of daily events. Mearns includes detailed descriptions of the flora and fauna of localities visited including descriptions of water cabbage, mosquito repelling lotus, grasses, coconuts, other vegetation, and especially birds at Lake Liguasan, and abundant crocodiles at Lake Buluan. Notes also include details of military activity against the Moros, including a brief account of Captain McCoy crossing the divide from the Santa Cruz side of the Gulf of Davao to kill Datto Ali.

Date Range


Start Date

May 17, 1904

End Date

May 29, 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


  • Liguasan River
  • Philippines
  • Malabang
  • Buluan, Lake


  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes
  • Diary
  • Itineraries

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 22