Bailey, V. O., New Mexico, Texas, June 1902 - September 1902

ID: SIA Acc. 12-443

Creator: Bailey, Vernon, 1864-1942

Form/Genre: Fieldbook record

Date: 1902

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 New Mexico and Texas, June 6 - 24, 1902. In the inside cover, Bailey lists US Department of Agriculture. Entries are dated and often headed with location. They describe routes, distances traveled, terrain (marshes, swamps, elevation), campsites, vegetation (state of bloom), observed wildlife, weather, temperature, photographs taken, specimen collecting and preparation, work with Hollister, daily work and time of day, birds and rice fields of Louisiana, and field work across New Mexico. Some specimen information includes measurements and sex. Some location information includes of ranches. Includes a hand drawn map of campsites and route through Mescalero Indian reservation (New Mexico), including notations for rivers. Locations include Jefferson, San Antonio, Valentine, Texas; Marshall, (state unidentified); Shreveport, Louisiana; Guadalupe mountains, Cloudcroft, Santa Rosa, New Mexico.

Date Range

1902

Start Date

Jun 06, 1902

End Date

Sep 24, 1902

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
  • Mescalero Apache Tribe of the Mescalero Reservation, New Mexico
  • Ornithology
  • Botany

Place

  • San Antonio
  • United States
  • New Mexico
  • Texas
  • Guadalupe Mountains
  • Louisiana
  • Valentine
  • Cloudcroft
  • Shreveport
  • Santa Rosa

Form/Genre

  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes
  • Maps

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