Mearns, Edgar A., Rhode Island and Wyoming, 1900-1904

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The field book documents Edgar A. Mearns' field work in Rhode Island and Wyoming, 1900 - 1904. Pages are numbered. The specimen list is headed with type (scientific name) and includes field number, sex, type, date, location, and measurements (varying types). Some include notes about habitat or specimen preparation. Location information includes geographic location (i.e. lake), county, and state. There is a loose insert listing field numbers of skins. The notebook is entitled, "Catalog of Mammals, Volume II". Specimens listed in the bound volume includes 6 types of measurements, and sometimes weight. Locations are across Rhode Island. Includes specimen tags. Locations include Newport, Narragansett Bay, Rhode Island; Osceola county, Polk county, Lake Kissimmee, Florida; Yellow Stone National Park, Wyoming; Fort Snelling, Minnesota; Southern Mindanao, Philippines.

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  • Yellowstone National Park
  • Rhode Island
  • Narragansett Bay
  • United States
  • Wyoming
  • Philippines
  • Minnesota


  • 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 field book

Physical Location

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