Goldman, E. A., California, October 1930 - December 1930

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The journal documents the field work of Edward A. Goldman in California, October 24 - December 15, 1930. Entries are dated and often headed with location. Subject matter covers travel details (destinations, time of day, mode of transportation), interactions and meetings with local staff and officials, weather, descriptions of local individuals and summaries of their observations of flora and fauna (type of bird and mammal, abundance), trapping, observations on coyote behavior, and notes on uses of poison. In the back is a list of photographs taken. Locations include the vicinity of Alder Point [Alderpoint], Alturas to Fort Bidwell, California; Reno, Ely to Eureka, Nevada.

Date Range


Start Date

Oct 24, 1930

End Date

Dec 15, 1930

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


  • United States
  • California
  • Alderpoint
  • Nevada


  • 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