Bailey, V. O., Texas, March 1918 - April 1918

ID: SIA Acc. 12-443

Creator: Bailey, Vernon, 1864-1942

Form/Genre: Fieldbook record

Date: 1918

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 fieldwork in Texas, March 18 - April 8, 1918. Notebook indicates that Bailey was the chief field naturalist for the Biological Survey. Entries are dated and describe travel details from Washington DC (times of day, destinations, mode of travel), observations of terrain, vegetation (often listed with common name), observations of care of animals at San Antonio Zoo, meetings with colleagues, interactions with local inhabitants, mammals observed (prairie dogs, wolves), habitat, and specimen collecting (type, weight, sex). Sometimes dated entries include headings with type of wildlife followed by description and habitat. Sometimes locations are identified by landowner (ranch) or geological landmark. Includes a list of wildlife for Clayton, New Mexico. A small portion of the notebook is blank. Locations include San Antonio, Kerrville, Ozona, Lubbock, Texas; Clayton, New Mexico.

Date Range

1918

Start Date

Mar 18, 1918

End Date

Apr 08, 1918

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

  • San Antonio
  • United States
  • Ozona
  • New Mexico
  • Texas
  • Kerrville
  • Lubbock
  • Clayton

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