Bailey, V. O., Colorado, South Dakota, Wyoming, May 1888 - August 1888

ID: SIA Acc. 12-443

Creator: Bailey, Vernon, 1864-1942

Form/Genre: Fieldbook record

Date: 1888

Citation: Mammal Section, Bird and Mammal Labs, Fish and Wildlife Service, US Department of the Interior, Division of Mammals

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Abstract

The journal documents Vernon Orlando Bailey's collecting of mammal and bird specimens in Colorado, South Dakota, and Wyoming, 1888. Entries are dated, and begin with location and travel (including travel via rivers, accommodations). Details include descriptions of the effect of heavy rains on area rivers (Elk and Minnesota), state of flowering trees in area (per type of tree), weather, temperature, collecting methods, and observations of wildlife in their habitat (in midst of collecting). Specimen types are often listed with common name. Many of these were gophers and prairie dogs as well as other rodents. Locations include Fort Pierre, O'Neill (on Niobrara), Buffalo Gap, South Dakota; North Park, Colorado; Cheyenne, Wyoming.

Date Range

1888

Start Date

May 15, 1888

End Date

Aug 31, 1888

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.

Topic

  • Animals
  • Birds
  • Mammalogy
  • Ornithology

Place

  • Niobrara River
  • Buffalo Gap
  • Cheyenne
  • United States
  • Wyoming
  • Colorado
  • South Dakota
  • Fort Pierre

Form/Genre

  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes

Accession #

SIA Acc. 12-443

Collection name

Mammal Section, Bird and Mammal Labs, Fish and Wildlife Service, US Department of the Interior, Division of Mammals

Physical Description

1 field book

Physical Location

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