List of objects of natural history collected for the Smithsonian Institution

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Abstract

List of objects of natural history collected for the Smithsonian Institution by MacFarlane of Fort Anderson, Arctic America (Northwest Territories, Canada), 26 May 1862 -10 May 1865. Specimens are numbered 1-546 in the first half of the volume and 1551 to 3050. Listed are scientific name of species, sex, quantity collected, eggs collected, date, locality, and remarks. Remarks and descriptions range from one or two lines, to full pages with narrative anecdotes of the collecting events, descriptions of habitat, and other comments about the specimens. The second half of the volume contains an index, which seems to be organized by locality. Localities include Fort Anderson, Rendezvous Lake, Franklin Bay, and Fort Simpson.

Date Range

1862-1865

Start Date

May 26, 1862

End Date

May 19, 1865

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

  • Animals
  • Birds
  • Ornithology

Place

  • Northwest Territories
  • Canada
  • Fort Simpson

Form/Genre

  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes

Accession #

SIA Acc. 12-313

Collection name

Roderick Ross MacFarlane Field Books, 1861-1866 and undated, from the Division of Birds

Physical Description

1 field book

Physical Location

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

Sublocation

Box 14