Mearns, Edgar A., Mexican boundary survey, 1884 - 1888

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Creator

Mearns, Edgar Alexander, 1856-1916

Abstract

The notes document Edgar Alexander Mearns' field work during the Mexican Boundary Survey, 1899. Pages are numbered. Loose notes include descriptions of mammals collected, flora observed (Montrejean), physical features and mammals of Cadillac. They are headed with location and date, and organized with type. These are numbered and detail type of specimens collected, and include varying information, a combination of habitat, abundance, diet, and behavior. Descriptions of flora lists type of plants, including trees. Descriptions cover abundance, appearance. Entries describe terrain, rivers, and plants cultivated. Locations include Montre' jean, Cadillac. Also enclosed is a list of collector numbers, museum numbers, notes on specimens, and manuscript in an envelope.

Date Range

1884-1888

Start Date

1884

End Date

1888

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.

Topic

Mammalogy

Place

  • United States
  • Mexico

Form/Genre

  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes

Accession #

SIA Acc. 12-263

Collection name

Division of Mammals collection, Edgar Alexander Mearns Field Books, 1872 - 1893

Physical Description

1 folder

Physical Location

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