Bailey, V. O., California, Mexico, November 1932 - January 1933

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The journal documents Vernon Orlando Bailey's fieldwork in California as well as Sonora and Chihuahua regions of Mexico, November 25, 1932 - January 25, 1933. Entries are dated and describe travel details (destinations, distances, accommodations), terrain and altitude, vegetation (types, common and scientific names, life zones), daily activities, specimens collected (including mammals, reptiles), observed mammals and birds, descriptions of communities and ranches, interactions with local inhabitants and officials, list of birds and plants seen per location range, and vertebrate zoology collections in Los Angeles. Locations include Magdalena to Hermosillo (Sonora), Nogales, in Mexico; Tucson to Yuma, Escondido, California.

Date Range

1932 -1933

Start Date

Nov 25, 1932

End Date

Jan 25, 1933

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
  • Mexico
  • California
  • Chihuahua
  • Escondido
  • Sonora


  • 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