Howell, A. B., Arizona, May 1918 - September 1918

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The field book documents A. B. Howell's field work in Arizona, May 16 - September 2, 1918. Pages are numbered. Entries are dated and are often headed with location. Subject matter covers daily activities, travel details (destinations, times of day, campsites, distances), observations of wildlife (including birds) per location, notes on wildlife abundance and behavior, trapping (with notes on locations), terrain, specimens collected (plants, birds, and mammals including gophers along with quantities), descriptions of flora and fauna in vicinity of campsites, specimen preparation, and weather. Locations include Yuma, Tinajas Altas Mountains, and geological landmarks in the vicinity of Tucson, Arizona.

Date Range


Start Date

May 16, 1918

End Date

Sep 02, 1918

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.




  • United States
  • Tucson
  • Yuma
  • Tinajas Altas Mountains
  • Arizona


  • 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