Bailey, V. O., Arizona, Mexico, July 1889 - November 1889

ID: SIA Acc. 12-443

Creator:

Form/Genre: Fieldbook record

Date: 1889

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

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Creator

  • Bailey, Vernon, 1864-1942
  • Stejneger, Leonhard, 1851-1943

Abstract

The journal documents Vernon Orlando Bailey's collecting of mammal, plant, and bird specimens in Arizona and Mexico, July 26 - November 14, 1889. Entries are dated and detail collecting activities and travel details. Sometimes location information is listed at the beginning of entries. Details include accommodations, travel, daily activities and time of day, distances, type and quantity of specimens collected per day, weather, temperature, sometimes barometric readings or altitudes, terrain, vegetation (types of trees), observed lava beds in Arizona, interactions with customs officials entering Mexico,and expenses. Bailey mentions working with Dr. Stejneger at Fort Huadusa (?). Locations are sometimes listed with name of ranch. Locations include Flagstaff, Arizona; O'Leary Peak; Fort Maroni (?); Santa Rita mountains; Nogales, Guaymas, Caibo, Sonora River valley, Mexico.

Date Range

1889

Start Date

Jul 26, 1889

End Date

Nov 14, 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.

Topic

  • Mammalogy
  • Birds
  • Ornithology

Place

  • United States
  • Mexico
  • Arizona
  • Flagstaff

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