Bailey, V. O., Virginia, April 1929

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The journal documents Vernon Orlando Bailey's fieldwork in Virginia, April 5 - 8, 1929. Entries are dated and detail his travel from Washington, DC, to study the deer problem for the Virginia state game department in Hot Springs. Subject matter includes travel details (destinations, accommodations, distances, time of day), observed fauna, vegetation (types and life zones), terrain, lists of trees and birds per location with notes about abundance, and interactions with local officials. The are entries that describe fauna headed with type, discussing current population numbers, memories of local inhabitants, types, habitat, and conditions. These include bison, elk, deer, fox, and additional mammals. Locations include Warm Springs, Bath county, Virginia.

Date Range


Start Date

Apr 05, 1929

End Date

Apr 08, 1929

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.


  • Animals
  • Birds
  • Mammalogy
  • Ornithology


  • United States
  • Warm Springs
  • Bath
  • Virginia


  • 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