Dutcher, B. H., Kansas, Arkansas, March 1894 - June 1894

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The field book documents Basil Hicks Dutcher's field work in Kansas and Arkansas, March 15 - June 1, 1894. The entries are dated. Dutcher was investigating the southern limit of Geomys Bursarius (gopher) and the northern limit of Geomys Breviceps. Entries are dated and describe travel details (time of day, destinations, mode of transportation), collecting methods (trapping), observed flora and fauna, local inhabitants with whom he met, observations of gopher tunnels, and summaries of discussions with local inhabitants about wildlife. Second half of notebook is blank. Locations cover travel Saint Louis, Missouri, to Eureka, Kansas via Little Rock, Arkansas; Fort Gibson, Cherokee Nation, Tulsa, Creek Nation, Oklahoma; and Parsons, Kansas.

Date Range


Start Date

Mar 15, 1894

End Date

Jun 01, 1894

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.


  • Creek Nation
  • Mammalogy
  • Cherokee Nation


  • United States
  • Parsons
  • Kansas
  • Arkansas
  • Eureka
  • Tulsa
  • Fort Gibson


  • 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