Miller, Gerrit S., Massachusetts and New York, 1889

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The field book documents Gerrit S. Miller's collecting in Massachusetts and New York, July 14 - August 27, 1889. Pages are numbered. Entries are dated, headed with type of bird with scientific name with descriptions of observations or collecting, weather, flocks and individual, behavior (eating, flight, songs). When collecting Miller lists specimen number, sex, and type. Observations of birds can be extensive, including weather and time of day. There is also contact information for colleagues. Information is entered from the front and back of the volume. From the back is a specimen list including snakes with type, locality, date, measurements, and notes about collecting method or location. Locations include Provincetown, Westin, Truro, Massachusetts; and Peterboro, New York.

Date Range


Start Date

Jul 14, 1889

End Date

Aug 27, 1889

Access Information

At least 24 hours advance notice is recommended to consult this collection. Contact the Division of Mammals at 202-633-1253 to make an appointment.


  • Animals
  • Herpetology
  • Birds
  • Ornithology


  • New York
  • Truro
  • United States
  • Massachusetts
  • Peterboro
  • Provincetown


  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes

Accession #

SIA Acc. 12-265

Collection name

Division of Mammals, Gerrit S. Miller Field Notes, 1886 - 1937

Physical Description

1 field book

Physical Location

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