Johnson, David H, US and Canada, 1947

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The specimen list and field notes document David H. Johnson's collecting in Pennsylvania, Canada, July 12 - October 12, 1947. Information includes field number, USNM catalog number (nonconsecutive), sex, type (scientific name), locality (date, county, town, elevation), date, measurements (4 types), and notes. Notes are usually relating to habitat or addition location information. The field notes contain dated journal entries. Pages are numbered. They are headed with location, and describe travel details (destinations, travel times, methods), collecting methods including types of traps, specimens collected (type, quantity, sex) and their habitats, observed vegetation and terrain, daily work and times of day, and interactions with colleagues. Notes on Fort Chimo include many details about general life at the fort as well as notes on the forest, a hand drawn map of the area around Koksoak River, staffing of the fort (including names and descriptions), descriptions of the pontoon planes in the area, area trading, and "Eskimos" residing in the area. Locations include Frobisher Bay, Baffin island,Goose Bay, Labrador and Ungava, Quebec in Canada as well as Bethel in Berks county, Pennsylvania.

Date Range


Start Date

Jul 12, 1947

End Date

Oct 12, 1947

Access Information

At least 24 hours advance notice is recommended to consult this collection. Contact the Division of Mammals at 202-633-1253 to make an appointment.




  • Canada
  • Ungava Peninsula
  • United States
  • Berks
  • Quebec
  • Baffin Island
  • Goose Bay
  • Pennsylvania
  • Newfoundland and Labrador


  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes

Accession #

SIA Acc. 12-250

Collection name

Division of Mammals collection, David H. Johnson Field Books, 1947-1956

Physical Description

1 field book

Physical Location

National Museum of Natural History (U.S.). Division of Mammals