Correspondence : Bowdish to Charles W. Richmond, 1900 - 1902

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This folder contains several letters written by Bowdish to Charles W. Richmond of the Smithsonian Institution, dated 1 June 1900 to 9 April 1902. In Bowdish's first letter, he tells Richmond that they will not sell the Smithsonian his specimens, but may have them and copies of his field notes. (It is possible field notes within the Smithsonian collection of Bowdish's field notes are copies the creator made himself.) Subsequent letters discuss specimens Bowdish collected in Aguadilla, Mayaguey, Desecheo, Vieques, and San Juan and donated to the Smithsonian. Letters also include additional notes on these specimens and stomach contents.

Date Range


Start Date

Jun 01, 1900

End Date

Apr 09, 1902

Access Information

At least 24 hours advance notice is recommended to consult this collection. Contact the Division of Birds at (202) 633-0800 to make an appointment.


  • Animals
  • Birds
  • Ornithology


  • Aguadilla
  • San Juan
  • Puerto Rico
  • Isla Desecheo
  • Mayagüez
  • Vieques


  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes
  • Correspondence

Accession #

SIA Acc. 12-283

Collection name

Beecher S. Bowdish Field Books, 1899-1902, from the Division of Birds

Physical Description

1 folder

Physical Location

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


Box 3