Bailey, V. O., Arizona (Grand Canyon), May 1929 - June 1929

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The journal documents Vernon Orlando Bailey's fieldwork in Grand Canyon, Arizona, May 6 - June 1929. Entries dated and discuss travel details (destinations, times of day), work and interactions with local inhabitants, observations of flora and fauna including birds and mammals, life zones, specimen collecting and methods, weather, photographs taken, daily activities, contents and locations of coyote pellets (droppings?). Entries relating to Grand Canyon are a significant portion of the notebook. They specify trails taken, Park locations visited, a list of phenology of the canyon, specimens collected including snakes; birds observed, plants, descriptions of wildlife headed with type and followed by narrative descriptions including deer. Locations include Phantom Ranch, Angel Creek, and Kaibob.

Date Range


Start Date

May 06, 1929

End Date

Jun 10, 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
  • Plants
  • Ornithology
  • Botany


  • United States
  • Grand Canyon
  • Arizona


  • 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