Catalogue of the collection of Louis di Zerega Mearns, 1891-1903

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List of 238 mammals collected in various locations between 1891 and 1903. Includes locations and sometimes measurements, references to collections containing the species, and common name. Localities include but are not limited to Fort Adam (Rhode Island), Fort Snelling (Minnesota), Yellowstone National Park (Wyoming), and Green County (New York). Also includes list of 289 birds from various locations collected between 1896 and 1903. Localities include but are not limited to many of the same localities listed above, and Fort Clark, Texas. Two reptiles are listed from 1899 and 1900, both from Fort Adam, RI. Additional notes about birds skins inserted. Also includes a Photograph of Louis Mearns.

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  • Animals
  • Herpetology
  • Birds
  • Mammalogy
  • Ornithology


  • Yellowstone National Park
  • Rhode Island
  • New York
  • United States
  • Wyoming
  • Texas
  • Fort Adams
  • Minnesota
  • Fort Clark
  • Green


  • 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 20 (SIA Box 27) Folder 3