Typescript copies of itineraries of Major Mearns in the Philippine Islands, June 17, 1902 - March 30, 1907

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Abstract

Typescript copies of itineraries and narratives from Mearns's time in the Philippine Islands for military and collecting purposes, 17 June 1902 to 30 March 1907. These itineraries are typed copies of the handwritten itineraries in the same collection. Included are notes on birds, mammals, and other specimens Mearns collected or observed, including several bird lists, and measurements of some specimens. No collector numbers seem to be included. Also included is detailed surveyor data from exploratory trips to Mount Malindang and other localities. Some names of specimens in Bogobo are also included. Localities include but are not limited to Mindanao Island, Basilan, Mount Apo, Mount Halcon, Zamboanga del Sur, and Luzon Island. Some information in this typescript does not seem to appear in other itineraries in this collection.

Date Range

1902-1907

Start Date

Jun 17, 1902

End Date

Mar 30, 1907

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.

Topic

  • Animals
  • Birds
  • Mammalogy
  • Surveying
  • Ornithology

Place

  • Mindanao
  • Halcon, Mount
  • Apo, Mount
  • Basilan
  • Philippines
  • Luzon
  • Zamboanga del Sur
  • Malindang, Mount

Form/Genre

  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes
  • Itineraries
  • 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

Sublocation

Box 15 (SIA Box 22) Folder 1