Bailey, V. O., Pennsylvania, May 1928

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The journal documents Vernon Orlando Bailey's fieldwork in Pennsylvania, May 10 -14, 1928. Entries are dated and describe an investigation to determine cause of death of deer in Pennsylvania from apparent poisoning by laurel. Includes travel details (accommodations, destinations, time of day); meetings with local officials (including game wardens); work near refuge in vicinity of Anderson Creek; descriptions of crops, trees, and shrub frequently eaten by deer, observations of abundance of mammals (common name); and photographs taken. Locations include Clearfield county and Mosquito creek.

Date Range


Start Date

May 10, 1928

End Date

May 14, 1928

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.




  • Anderson Creek
  • United States
  • Clearfield
  • Pennsylvania


  • 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