Smithsonian African Expedition : Loring, 1 to 899, Heller, 1000 to, birds, (1-2625)

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This specimen list contains notes collected by Edmund Heller and Alden Loring during the Smithsonian African Expedition from 26 April 1909 to 27 February 1910. Sex, scientific name, and locality are included. The notebook is interleaved with onion skin paper containing duplicate copies of notes. Collector numbers 1 to 899 are included for Loring's collections. Numbers 1000 to 1018 are included for Heller (who collected birds under the direction of Edgar A. Mearns). Additional notes inserted at front. Localities include Mount Kenia [sic] (currently Kirinyaga), Rhino Camp (in modern day Uganda), Uganda, Nairobi, and Kapiti Plains. Also included are several cartoons inserted at various places throughout the field book.

Date Range


Start Date

Apr 26, 1909

End Date

Feb 27, 1910

Access Information

At least 24 hours advance notice is recommended to consult this collection. Contact the Division of Birds at (202) 633-0800 to make an appointment.


  • Animals
  • Birds
  • Ornithology


  • Nairobi
  • Rhino Camp
  • Ilkaputiei
  • Uganda
  • Kenya


  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes

Accession #

SIA Acc. 12-300

Collection name

Edmund Heller Field Notes, 1909-1910, from the Division of Birds

Physical Description

1 field book

Physical Location

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


Box 11