Bailey, V. O., Amatol, New Jersey, May 1919 - ?

ID: SIA Acc. 12-443

Creator: Bailey, Vernon, 1864-1942

Form/Genre: Fieldbook record

Date: 1919

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 Amatol, New Jersey, beginning in May 21, 1919 until an unknown date. He is listed as the chief field naturalist for the Biological Survey. Entries are dated and described travel from Washington, DC, to New Jersey. He was investigating damage to stores and property at the arsenal (military installation) at Amatol, caused by rats. Entries describe conversations with local inhabitants relating to the investigation (military officials, surgeons at hospital), observations of dead rats at hospital facilities, surrounding store houses, barracks; rat population makeup (number of adults); and methods of eradication.

Date Range

1919

Start Date

May 19, 1919

End Date

1919

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

Mammalogy

Place

  • United States
  • New Jersey

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