Arctic birds, various authors (1 of 3)

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The first of three folders includes loose sheets of paper with segments of specimen descriptions cut from original locations and pasted into a list. Pages are numbered (1-117). There a is note at the beginning signed C. W. R., March 25, 1921, indicating that marterials are most likely a compilation of copied notes from B.R. Ross, R. MacFarlane, D. Gunn, and Robert Kennicott. Segments have been "edited", text crossed out. Includes pasted clippings from related publications. The contents is organized by type, and includes segments listing field number, specimen number, and varying description details such as sex, measurements, habitat (surrounding geological aspects, vegetation), location and construction of nest, collecting of eggs, behavior of birds, location information (i.e. river). Includes a typed copy of a letter from R. MacFarlane about publications. Some locations specified include Ft. Anderson (1862-1865), Cape Bathurst, and Fort Simpson island. May include specimens from region in Alaska.

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  • Animals
  • Birds
  • Ornithology


  • Northwest Territories
  • Canada
  • United States
  • Alaska
  • Fort Simpson
  • Bathurst, Cape


  • 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


Box 1 Folder 15