Bailey, V. O., Montana, Nevada, South Dakota, Wyoming, May 1894 - September 1894

ID: SIA Acc. 12-443

Creator: Bailey, Vernon, 1864-1942

Form/Genre: Fieldbook record

Date: 1894

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 mammal and bird specimens in Montana, Nevada, South Dakota, Wyoming, May 4 - September 14, 1894. Entries are dated and describe travel and specimen collecting. Pages are often headed with destination, in ranges. Details include routes, methods of travel, daily activities and times of day, terrain (including altitude), vegetation (type and abundance), observed wildlife, specimens collected per day (type and quantity), travel expenses, weather, interactions with local officials (by name), campsites, collecting methods. Includes a sketch of campsite in landscape. Additional location information includes names of rivers and peaks. At the end of the notebook is a list of distances traveled per date (no location listed). Locations includes O'Neill, Valentine, Nebraska; Newcastle, Rapid City (state unidentified); Sundance, Devil's Tower, Bighorn Mountains, Wyoming; Fort Custer, Big Snowy mountains, Yellowstone National Park, Montana; Pryor mountains.

Date Range

1894

Start Date

Jun 19, 1894

End Date

Sep 30, 1894

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
  • Plants
  • Ornithology
  • Botany

Place

  • Yellowstone National Park
  • Montana
  • United States
  • Wyoming
  • Pryor Mountains
  • South Dakota
  • Valentine
  • Sundance
  • Fort Custer (historical)
  • Big Snowy Mountains
  • Nevada
  • Nebraska

Form/Genre

  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes
  • Sketches

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