Birds - Yukon 1861

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Abstract

The loose sheets of paper include cut and pasted segments of specimen descriptions from collecting efforts in Yukon, Alaska, 1861. The work mostly like that of J. Lockhart (collector of field number 527, possibly same as USNM B 9038), as noted in top corner of first page. Most specimens are eggs. Specimen descriptions include field number, scientific name, specimen number, specimen descriptions (including quantity), and descriptions of varying types of content including discussion of population abundance in area, accuracy of identification, habitat and vegetation, source of collecting if from another party (local inhabitants), date, sex, collecting method, nest construction. Information includes pasted description ordered by field number, then lists of specimen type followed by corresponding specimen number (may be field number). Notes indicate some specimens may have been collected by Robert Kennicott.

Date Range

1861

Start Date

1861

End Date

1861

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Topic

  • Animals
  • Birds
  • Ornithology

Place

  • Yukon Territory
  • United States
  • Alaska

Form/Genre

  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes

Accession #

SIA RU007215

Collection name

Collected Notes, Lists, and Catalogs on Birds, 1839, 1849-1851, 1855-1987

Physical Description

1 folder

Physical Location

Smithsonian Institution Archives

Sublocation

Box 1 Folder 2