Bailey, V. O., New Mexico, Texas, March 1924 - April 1924

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The journal documents Vernon Orlando Bailey's fieldwork in New Mexico and Texas, March 1 - April 23, 1924. Entries are dated and describe travel details (destinations, times of day), weather, terrain, vegetation (state of growth and crops), descriptions of communities visited, interactions with colleagues and local officials, specimen collecting, notes on population of mosquitos, presence of malaria, and guano industry. The notebook indicates that he was, as an agent of the US Department Agriculture, directed to work with the National Geographic Society in their exploration of the caverns in the national park at Carlsbad, New Mexico. Many of the observations are about bats. Locations include San Antonio, Texas. Includes list of plants observed at Sierra Blanca Mountains.

Date Range


Start Date

Mar 01, 1924

End Date

Apr 23, 1924

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.


  • Mammalogy
  • Plants
  • Botany


  • San Antonio
  • United States
  • New Mexico
  • Texas
  • Carlsbad Caverns National Park


  • 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