Bailey, V. O., District of Columbia, Minnesota, Virginia, May 1932 - August 1932

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The journal documents Vernon Orlando Bailey's fieldwork in Washington DC [District of Columbia], Minnesota, Virginia, May 30 - August 7, 1932. Entries are dated and discuss travel and collecting. Subject matter includes travel details (time of day, destinations, mode of travel), terrain and vegetation (enroute), weather, temperature, list of contacts and their titles, meetings with colleagues, observations of birds (and nests) and mammals (beavers), descriptions of local inhabitants interviewed and summaries of their comments, collecting methods and specimens, and notes on mammals and their effect on local vegetation. There are lists of plants, mammals, and birds per locations with notes. From the back are entries, many of which are headed with type of mammal (coyote, moose, porcupine) and description of population, habitat, etc. Sometimes locations include street intersections or landmarks. Locations include Red Lake, Cass Lake (state unidentified); Lake Itasca, Waskish, Ely, Grand Marais, Minnesota; Luray caverns, Virginia.

Date Range


Start Date

May 30, 1932

End Date

Aug 07, 1932

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


  • District of Columbia
  • United States
  • Minnesota
  • 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