Mearns, Edgar A., New York, 1896

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The field book documents Edgar A. Mearns' field work in New York, August 8 - October 8, 1896. Lists are headed with type of information. Mammal data lists include field number, type (scientific name), sex, age, date, and measurements (5 types). Often entries are headed with location. Other notes are interspersed including dietary habits and habitat of species, lists of location altitudes, and specimen preparation. Entries begin at the front and back of the notebook. Notes in the back relate to collecting by Louis Mearns, while in New York. There are loose inserts with specimen lists. Locations are identified by town, geographic location (river, mountain), or county. Locations include but are not limited to Hunter Mountain, Greene County, Kaaterskill Junction.

Date Range


Start Date

Aug 08, 1896

End Date

Oct 08, 1896

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.




  • New York
  • United States
  • Hunter Mountain
  • Greene


  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes

Accession #

SIA Acc. 12-263

Collection name

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

Physical Description

1field book

Physical Location

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