Miller, Gerrit S., New York and Massachusetts, 1890

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The field book and notes document Gerrit S. Miller's collecting in New York and Massachusetts, July 5 - September 13, 1890. Entries are dated, often headed with type of fauna (birds) observed or collected and describe behavior (flocks, individuals, feeding), appearance, and habitat (cranberry bog). Specimens collected are noted in the entry narratives with type, sex, and specimen number; they also include descriptions of behavior. Sometimes indicates location with name of land owner. Locations include the vicinity of Wellfleet Harbor and Billingsgate Point.

Date Range


Start Date

Jul 05, 1890

End Date

Sep 13, 1890

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
  • Birds
  • Plants
  • Ornithology
  • Botany


  • New York
  • Wellfleet
  • United States
  • Massachusetts


  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes
  • Clippings (information artifacts)

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