Bailey, V. O., New York, Pennsylvania, April 1931 - May 1931

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The journal documents Vernon Orlando Bailey's fieldwork in New York, Pennsylvania, April 27 - May 15, 1931. Bailey was the chief naturalist for the Biological Survey. Entries are dated and describe travel details (times of day, destinations, accommodations), weather, vegetation (and phenology), fieldwork at Connecticut Hills Grouse Refuge (New York), birds and mammal counts ordered by type since prior October, description of proposed grouse refuge at Howland Island (New York), and work with local officials and colleagues. There were visits to additional refuges, but handwriting is illegible.

Date Range


Start Date

Apr 27, 1931

End Date

May 15, 1931

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


  • New York
  • United States
  • Howland Island
  • 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