Mearns, Edgar A., Philippines, 1905 - 1907

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The materials document Edgar A. Mearns' field work in Philippines, 1905 - 1907. This include loose notes, notebooks, and various specimen lists. These include mammal specimens for Mount Apo; envelope with notes and a news clipping; notes headed with type followed by description of appearance and habitat, behavior, and location where observed or collected. Additionally, there are notes about other collectors (army staff); list of fauna with common name, local name, pronunciation (including Bogobo names); notes on rat specimens; and correspondence between Board of Health of the Philippines Islands and US National Museum. Some information in the file may exist in multiple forms. Details include name, field number, measurements (8 types), altitude, location, date, and specimen preparation.

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  • Apo, Mount
  • Philippines


  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes
  • Correspondence

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