Bailey, V. O., District of Columbia, Kentucky, Pennsylvania, October 1929 - November 1929

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The journal documents Vernon Orlando Bailey's fieldwork in District of Columbia, Kentucky, Pennsylvania, October 1 - November 19, 1929. Entries are dated and describe travel from Grand Canyon to Washington, DC. Subject matter includes descriptions of terrain and vegetation enroute, weather, daily activities (including conferences), travel to Harrisburg, Pennsylvania with Dr. W. B. Bell; meetings with local officials to discuss deer population management at refuges; observations of birds; specimen collecting; Grizzly Bear account from 1917 (notes indicate Merriam wrote about in publication); observations of bats (populations, habitat) in caves of Kentucky, Old Mammoth cave, and Colossal caverns. Locations include Mosquito Creek, Mifflinburg, Pennsylvania; Cave City, Kentucky.

Date Range


Start Date

Oct 01, 1929

End Date

Nov 19, 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


  • District of Columbia
  • Mifflinburg
  • United States
  • Kentucky
  • Cave City
  • 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