Fort Totten bird and mammal notes and introduction to Smithsonian African Expedition

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Mearns includes a narrative summary of the plans for the Smithsonian African Expedition including logistics and biographic information on participants such as President Theodore Roosevelt, his on Kermit, and colleagues Heller and Loring. Labels for birds collected by John Alden Loring and Edgar A. Mearns are included. Also contains a list of birds and mammals collected at Fort Totten, New York, 26 March to 17 November 1908 to : 6551-6591 (mammals); 15491 to 15504 (birds).

Date Range


Start Date

Mar 26, 1908

End Date

Nov 17, 1908

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
  • Mammalogy
  • Ornithology


  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes

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 16 (SIA Box 23) Folder 19