Bailey, V. O., Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, May 1928 - November 1928

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The journal documents Vernon Orlando Bailey's fieldwork in Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, May 18 - 27, October 10 - November 8, 1928. Entries are dated and describe travel from Washington, DC. helping with a tract of land being made into a beaver fur, game, and fish farm as well as club in Mackinac county, Michigan; investigating deer conditions in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania; and biological survey of Wheeling, West Virginia. Describes terrain, travel details (mode, distances, destinations), local inhabitants with whom met, habitat for beavers, farm preparations including fencing, daily activities, deer counts in Pennsylvania, and specimens collected with type and quantity. Includes lists of expenses. There are notes in the back including contact information and specimens caught per day.

Date Range


Start Date

May 18, 1928

End Date

Nov 08, 1928

Access Information

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  • West Virginia
  • United States
  • Engadine
  • Mackinac
  • Ohio
  • Harrisburg
  • Wheeling
  • Michigan
  • 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