Correspondence regarding Kennicott's field work, undated

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Creator

Kennicott, Robert, 1835-1866

Alternate Title

Kennicott 8 (undated)

Abstract

Undated letters from Kennicott to Spencer Baird reporting Kennicott's activities and commenting on his collections of birds and possibly other specimens. Kennicott discusses his field work and that of collectors he recruits (such as Clark) and specimens collected. Kennicott discusses areas he collected in and what was found. Localities discussed include Lake Superior, Lake Winnipeg, Cumberland Lake, Fort Simpson, and other localities. These letters are undated but were probably written sometime between 1859 and 1866, during Kennicott's time in Canada.

Date Range

1859-1866

Start Date

1859

End Date

1866

Access Information

At least 24 hours advance notice is recommended to consult this collection. Contact the Division of Birds at (202) 633-0800 to make an appointment.

Topic

  • Birds
  • Ornithology

Place

  • Cumberland Lake
  • Canada
  • Lac Winnipeg
  • Fort Simpson

Form/Genre

  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes
  • Correspondence

Accession #

SIA Acc. 12-309

Collection name

Robert Kennicott Field Notes, 1859-1866, from the Division of Birds

Physical Description

1 folder

Physical Location

National Museum of Natural History (U.S.). Division of Birds

Sublocation

Box 13