Bailey, V. O., Texas, May 1901 - August 1901

ID: SIA Acc. 12-443

Creator: Bailey, Vernon, 1864-1942

Form/Genre: Fieldbook record

Date: 1901

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 Texas, May 2 - August 30, 1901. Diary indicates he completed the work for the Biological Survey. Entries are dated. Details include routes, distances, campsites, daily activities with time of day, terrain (including elevation, soil composition), vegetation (type and abundance), ranches visited, observed wildlife, specimens collected, communities visited, and challenges in travel. Includes a list of plants with notes on appearance and abundance. Locations include Sierra Blanca, Tornillo creek, Chisos mountains (includes a sketch of camp location), Fort Davis, and Carlsbad. Additional location information includes names of buttes, valleys, peaks, and rivers.

Date Range

1901

Start Date

May 02, 1901

End Date

Aug 30, 1901

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

  • Carlsbad
  • Chisos Mountains
  • United States
  • Texas
  • Blanca, Sierra
  • Tornillo Creek
  • Fort Davis

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